WORLDNETDAILY - By Bob Unruh - January 6, 2008
A regulatory plan being considered by a Toronto suburb would put churches in the crosshairs of an assault that would include dramatically higher taxes and fees as well as restrictions on the sizes and numbers of worship centers.
A series of reports by the No Apologies website featuring WND columnist Tristan Emmanuel has revealed the stunning proposals in Brampton that one source confirmed would be used in multiple cities should the Brampton effort prove successful.
WND already has reported how many Biblical standards of behavior are under attack by the "bastardized courts" of Canada, where activists who claim they have "hurt feelings" are demanding - and getting - penalties imposed against those who oppose the homosexual lifestyle.
That description of the courts, also known as the provincial and national Human Rights Commissions, comes from the Canada Family Action Coalition, which is warning that the United States is not far from having similar assaults on traditional family values.
Now comes the report from the site launched by Emmanuel, the founder and president of the ECP Centre - Equipping Christians for the Public-Square as well as the host of "No Apologies," a weekly web- radio show "dedicated to illustrating the absurdity of political correctness."
"One person who's involved --- has told us at NoApologies.ca that Brampton is considered a test scenario for dozens of other municipalities in Canada, and that if the tax changes can be pushed through there, other cities are almost sure to follow," the report said.
Among the changes being reviewed: