The CHRC may not 'form policy', but are they being used to repress expression of ideologies that reject homosexuality ?
Bishop Fred Henry voices concerns:
"Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary said the issue is whether Christians can continue to maintain their freedom of religious expression. Bishop Henry has also been through an Alberta HRC complaint by homosexual activists in 2005 after publishing a pastoral letter defending the traditional definition of marriage earlier that same year.
'I really feel that we are into a crisis situation here where we are experiencing a trumping of religious freedom,' said Bishop Henry.
Despite assurance from politicians that Canadian faith communities would not be affected when the government legalized same-sex marriage, the number of complaints against Christians have significantly increased since 2005.
Bishop Henry feels that Canada's human rights tribunals are censoring the expression of traditional Christian teaching: 'The social climate right now is that we're into a new form of censorship and thought control, and the commissions are being used as thought police.'"