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Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

It was a bizarre apparition. At the Con convention yesterday during a discussion on how to modernize the Harper Party, MP Marilyn Gladu came out dressed as the Grim Reaper. In what was apparently an attempt to make fun of the idea that the Cons are d… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

Montreal Simon: Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?

For almost ten years Stephen Harper never ceased to show his contempt for gay Canadians.He voted against every gay rights bill that came before parliament. He cut off funding to all LGBT groups.And he never changed the party platform that calls for sam… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Oppose Gay Marriage?

If you ask someone why they support homeopathy, they will give you reasons. Maybe that it worked for a friend of a friend, or perhaps their naturalpath gives them a warm fuzzy feeling that they just don’t get from real doctors. Whatever it might be, they will give you a reason.

If you ask someone . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Oppose Gay Marriage?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Oppose Gay Marriage?

If you ask someone why they support homeopathy, they will give you reasons. Maybe that it worked for a friend of a friend, or perhaps their naturalpath gives them a warm fuzzy feeling that they just don’t get from real doctors. Whatever it might be, they will give you a reason.

If you ask someone . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Oppose Gay Marriage?

Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Imagine that the Democrats wanted to pass a federal law requiring food companies to label their products if they contained genetically modified organisms. What would be the Republican response? Undoubtedly a big piece of their argument would be the appeal to states’ rights. That is, the federal government shouldn’t be going around impose their will . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Imagine that the Democrats wanted to pass a federal law requiring food companies to label their products if they contained genetically modified organisms. What would be the Republican response? Undoubtedly a big piece of their argument would be the app… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Montreal Simon: The Day Equality and Love Defeated Bigotry and Hate

The timing couldn't have been better, coming as it did two days before the 46th anniversary of the so-called Stonewall Riots in New York City…

The revolt that is principally credited as the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States. And is celebrated every year with pride marches all over . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Equality and Love Defeated Bigotry and Hate

Montreal Simon: It’s a Great Day to be Irish

It's a great day to be Irish. A great day for human equality, a day when love defeated hate. Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote as 62 per cent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday.Somewhere the spirit of its gentle . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: It’s a Great Day to be Irish

Progressive Proselytizing: The marriage equality war in the US is over. We won.

You know how on election night the TV news channels try to out do each other with ever more ridiculous graphics and sound to announce their big “Official Prediction” ages after everyone has already figured out who the winner is going to be? Well drum roll please, ladies and gentlemen and others on the . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The marriage equality war in the US is over. We won.

Montreal Simon: Britain, Gay Marriage, and the Tragic Legacy of Homophobia

I almost wish Margaret Thatcher was still alive so she could have seen the rainbow flag flying over government buildings in London today.Because her infamous Section 28 anti-gay law, which was similar to the one in Russia today, crushed a generation of young LGBT people.So the sight of those flags and all those happy . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Britain, Gay Marriage, and the Tragic Legacy of Homophobia

Montreal Simon: Does Jason Kenney Need to Get Married to Become Con Leader?

As you probably know I have appointed myself the unofficial campaign manager (in the heathen areas) of Jason Kenney's leadership campaign.In the firm belief that if he replaces Stephen Harper the Cons will be gone for a GENERATION.And so far we're doing well, the wind and the Lord are in our sails, and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Does Jason Kenney Need to Get Married to Become Con Leader?

Dead Wild Roses: Today in Rape Culture: DC Comics

Easy pickings today as the comic book genre is not exactly a bastion of feminism. That being said, it just behooves me not to share the head slapping stupidity of the people who designed an open contest to see if they have “the chops” to join the DC team. Let’s just let the vile bags . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Today in Rape Culture: DC Comics

Politics and its Discontents: A Christian Speaks In Defense Of Gay Marriage

Calm, eloquent and convincing, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offers his reasons for supporting gay marriage. Rarely have I heard a politician articulate and defend his position so well. He puts the unhinged and zealous hate mongers who claim to be Christian to the shame they richly deserve.

Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Christian Speaks In Defense Of Gay Marriage

Montreal Simon: The Downfall of DOMA and the Triumph of Love

I've been studiously trying to ignore anything that happens in the United States these days.Because it's summer, the place is a mad house, and if I need crazy I've got Harper eh?But I couldn't ignore the screams and the tears of joy of millions of gay Americans and their friends today.Or the sparkly unicorn . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Downfall of DOMA and the Triumph of Love

Montreal Simon: The Bloody Battle for Gay Marriage in France

I can hardly believe what's been happening in France.Riot police battling homophobes, religious fanatics, and neo-Nazi groups.

Gay people being attacked over their right to be married.

In the streets of Paris, in the City of Love.Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Bloody Battle for Gay Marriage in France

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A marriage equality bill that recognized gay marriage passed in the New Zealand parliament this past week. This is a speech that MP Maurice Williamson gave at that time. I wish Canadian parliamentarians were as clever and well spoken; there is precious little witty repartee in the House of Commons dominated by Stephen Harper’s nasty . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Two U.S. Senators Announce Support For Gay Marriage Via Facebook & Tumblr

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) announced her support through her Tumbr site and called the question of marriage quality “a great American debate” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The fight for marriage equality in the U.S. and the world got a huge boost today when Democrat senators Claire McCaskill and Mark Warner […]

The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Two U.S. Senators Announce Support For Gay Marriage Via Facebook & Tumblr

Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Face of Evil

Glory Hallelujah. I see that Pope Benny has decided to take early retirement. "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the Pope said.Leaving us to wonder whether . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Face of Evil

Song of the Watermelon: Emerging Consensus on Gay Marriage

Assuming that the world survives this coming December 21, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases in June which could result in the nation-wide legalization of gay marriage.

I cannot forecast with certainty how the court will decide, but supposing for a moment that it rules in favour of . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Emerging Consensus on Gay Marriage

Montreal Simon: Gay People and their Straight Friends

I've been so busy celebrating Obama's big victory, that I haven't been able to do this story justice.For it too was an amazing victory, and a tribute to all those gay Americans who never gave up the struggle despite one bitter defeat after … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Gay People and their Straight Friends

RedBedHead: Obama’s Betrayals Made Romney Credible

Everybody’s biting their nails and holding their breath. What’s going to happen? Who’s going to win? The “Hollywood liberal” machine is out in full force with clever ads by luminaries like Joss Whedon of Avengers, Buffy and Firefly fame and hipster filmmaker Lena Dunham chiming in. There’s no doubt that this is a dramatic finish . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Obama’s Betrayals Made Romney Credible

Politics and its Discontents: And Yet Another Threat To Beleaguered America

Folks, I merely report these things, as bizarre a commentary they are about our beleaguered American ‘friends.’ I do not make them up.

H/t Salon Recommend this Post

Trashy's World: Some Americans…

…just don’t get it.     (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Montreal Simon: The Bigot, the Blowtorch, and the Flaming Cheerios

It must have seemed like a great idea eh?

To a bigot as dumb as this one.

Show how much you hate General Mills for supporting gay marriage.

"We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy," the company's vice president for global . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Bigot, the Blowtorch, and the Flaming Cheerios

Song of the Watermelon: Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Chick-Fil-A

In honour of Pride Week here in Vancouver, I can think of no better time to wade into the growing Chick-fil-A row currently ruffling the feathers of our southern neighbours.

For those who don’t follow American news (it’s not like we’re a different country or anything), Chick-fil-A is a US-based fast-food chain whose President, . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Chick-Fil-A