Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Conservative Movement and Homosexuality Revisited

“The hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto 10: The Exploitation of Religion Has Many Victims

David Kuo was a foot soldier in the Evangelical army that stormed the White House for George W. Bush. He eventually came to realize that his role was purely political, and that the Bush administration had no intention of honouring their promises. At a particularly bad time, when his spirits were at their lowest, Kuo ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto 5: The Exploitation of Religion

“… the seemingly squeaky clean but morally corrupt Ralph Reed.” Sarah Posner (1) In the movie Casino Jack, based on the life of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, we are introduced to some of the players in the massive corruption scandal, that took down two Republican senators, and nine high profile lobbyists. One character in the movie ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto: 2. "Signaling" For Good and Evil

Messaging and carefully crafted language, has always played a key role in the neoconservative movement. From Leo Strauss’s hidden dialogue [Plato] to Preston Manning’s calculated ambiguity, speech is used not to inspire, but to manipulate, obscure, galvanize and even incite. Michael Lindsay, in his book Faith in the Halls of Power, refers to an element of this ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto: 1. The Centre of the Universe

In 1933, a small group of religious leaders got together, via the post office, to establish a Humanist doctrine. According to Time Magazine (May 15, 1933): Humanism used to be a good subject for parlor and dinner table discussions. Few people knew what it actually was or ‘ where literary Humanism left off and religious ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto: How the American Neocons Stole my Country

Maurice Vellacott’s administrative assistant, Timothy Bloedow, once accused me of hating Christians. This was in response to my criticism of his critique of Dr. John Stackhouse’s review of Marci McDonald’s book: The Armageddon Factor. (Did you get all that?) Though Prof. Stackhouse was critical of McDonald for focusing too much on the Apocalyptic nature of ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The New anti-Abortionists: Young Political Activists or Youthful Vigilantes?

I Burned my Bra For This? REAL Women of Canada and the Men Behind Them The inspiration for the Moral Majority/Religious Right, in the United States, was the central government’s passing of anti-segregation laws. However, the art of political activism by the movement, came from a man by the name of Francis Schaeffer. If we ...