On Tuesday, October 28th, Peter LaBarbera re-entered Canada for an immigration hearing, then to speak at an anti-LGBT conference, and finally on Thursday to face charges for mischief (which stem from an arrest while distributing anti-LGBT leaflets at the University of Regina).
LaBarbera (nicknamed “Porno Pete” by bloggers because of his penchant for filming pride . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Sodom: Review of a Russian Anti-Gay Documentary
Christians are “Not All Like That” (i.e. anti-LGBT). I get it, and try to phrase my writing accordingly. Society, on the other hand, *doesn’t* get it, and the extremists have been successful in painting their position as the “Christian” position.
If it is not your position, here’s a way you can add your voice to . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: The Not All Like That Christians Project
On Monday, British Prime Minster David Cameron announced that internet service providers in the U.K. would be required to filter out online porn as part of several new rules to come into effect by the end of the year. Adults will still have the ability to opt in to view porn, but filtering will be . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Porn opt-ins, soft censorship and buttbuttinating personal responsibility
(Previously published in March 2012, and archived here for when it might be needed as reference)
Several in the Canadian media and the general public have become interested in trans youth. It’s probably inevitable that many opinions and emotions have circulated as a result. I’m concerned that some of the attention surrounding trans youth . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Facts about trans youth
It has long been a practice of American far-right spokespeople and organizations that when sensationalistic rhetoric starts to fail, rather than try to polish it up and make it look more convincing, they often switch to something more sensationalistic and absurd, as a way of getting attention and scaring folks. The thinking seems to be . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Right-Wing Group Claims Trans Human Rights are a Plot to Normalize Pedophilia.
Next week or in the week following, Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) will be reviewing the trans human rights Bill C-279, to approve or amend it before deciding whether to forward it on to Third Reading. Following federal Member of Parliament Rob Anders’ disastrous attempt to lobby Canadians against the bill by . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Defining human rights.
On Friday, Sun News commentator Brian Lilley interviewed Rob Anders, the Member of Parliament who has drawn condemnation for conflating transsexual and transgender people with sexual predators in a petition he has been circulating on his website, and to at least one church in his riding. In “Children’s bathroom bill reaches Parliament Hill,” both doubled . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: MP’s trans predator fearmongering escalates.
The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has been sending its New Abortion Caravan from the B.C. coast to Ottawa — arriving in Toronto on Wednesday, where protesters attempted to deface the graphic posters on the truck using a coathanger. While the second hour of debate for Stephen Woodworth’s attempt to push Parliament to investigate ways . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: M-312 Doublespeak Decoder: the “toe in the birth canal” argument.