Religious values are part of society’s social fabric
Seldom is liberty lost in one fell swoop.
Rather, politicians and bureaucrats take it away bit by bit, typically in pursuit of health, security, safety, the environment, the children, or some other cause.
Canada's velvet totalitarianism does not arrest, imprison, torture or kill. Rather, today's nanny state stifles initiative, suffocates enterprise, smothers creativity, obstructs volunteerism, impedes freedom, and kills community.
Case in point: the British Columbia health ministry is using daycare regulations to shut down a children's program at First Baptist Church in Armstrong, BC. A local bureaucrat insists that providing religious instruction to children is illegal "child care" if one lacks a government licence to "provide care".