Newfoundland Judge Throws Out the Family
In the most recent example of judicial activism, a Newfoundland judge has unilaterally overturned centuries of law and custom. He has chosen to eviscerate our British and Christian legal heritage, ignoring historic case law, as well as basic common sense.
In Newfoundland, the “Children’s Law Act” has consistently recognized “that there be one male and one female person acting in the role of parents to a child,” namely the biological father and mother.
However, Justice Robert Fowler, in his ruling on June 12th, 2018, decreed that a polyamourous threesome can list themselves as the parents of a child. The case involved a woman who found herself living with two men at the same time, and who became pregnant by one of the men. (She says she is not sure which). When the child was born, all three applied to be listed as “parents”. The Newfoundland Ministry of Service refused to accept this at first, but now, after the judge’s ruling, it must comply.
This precedent-setting decision effectively permits any number of cohabiting individuals to declare themselves a “family” and “parents” of any associated children. It completely severs the biological-genetic bond from family law.
This not only makes a mockery of God’s design for marriage and family, but it disregards the rights of a child to know and be raised by his/her biological mother and father. This also ignores the inherent tensions and struggles that pervade multi-partner sexual relationships, which will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of this child.
Furthermore, Justice Fowler’s ruling is in open defiance of the spirit of Canada’s laws against polygamy and bigamy. Section 293 of the Criminal Code states “Every one who (a) practises or enters into or in any manner agrees or consents to practise or enter into (i) any form of polygamy, or (ii) any kind of conjugal union with more than one person at the same time, whether or not it is by law recognized as a binding form of marriage, or (b) celebrates, assists or is a party to a rite, ceremony, contract or consent that purports to sanction a relationship mentioned in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii), is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.”
By sanctioning a polygamous type of relationship, the judge himself is guilty under this law!
However, in a clear case of warped, Orwellian logic, Justice Fowler writes, “To deny this child the dual paternal parentage [two fathers] would not be in his best interests. It must be remembered that this is about the best interests of the child and not the best interest of the parents.”
How can it be in the best interests of the child to not know who his real father is? How can it benefit the child to be used as a guinea pig in a warped social experiment? How can this not be entirely self-serving for this sexually-depraved threesome?
We are calling on the Attorney General of Newfoundland and Labrador to appeal this irresponsible and atrocious ruling all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. We also believe the judge himself should be sanctioned as violating section 293(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
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