Glen Motz will be the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the upcoming federal by-election in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Mr. Motz defeated five other men, including former Wildrose Party leader and Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Paul… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Conservatives nominate candidate in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner
Although I rarely attend a church service, this is the kind of vision I heartily approve of.Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Progressive Vision
The other day I wrote about how appalled I was to see that Stephen Harper, and his ghastly stooge Peter MacKay, had appointed an anti-gay judge. A law professor named an Ontario judge this week wrote two years ago for a conservative, U.S.-based institute that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada has harmed . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Hidden Story of the Anti-Gay Judge
TweetThe Medicine Hat News reports that abortion and the rights of sexual minorities were the hot topics at a debate between Dan Hein and MP Jim Hillyer, the two candidates running for the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in southern Alberta’s newly redistributed Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding. “…I’m not interested in somebody parading in front of . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Gay Rights, Abortion big issues at Conservative nomination debate in Medicine Hat
If anyone would like my two cents on the controversy surrounding Trinity Western University, its proposed law school, and its homophobic “Community Covenant,” please see the letters section of today’s Vancouver Sun. My letter appears at the very bottom, under the heading “Trinity’s gay policy anti-Christian.”
Filed under: Education, Gay Rights, Letters to the Editor . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Vancouver Sun Letter
Over in the far right echo chambers, we find Matt Barber trying once again to associate homosexuality with pedophilia. Consider, for instance, a study published in the left-leaning Archives of Sexual Behavior of over 200 convicted pedophiles and pederasts. It found that “86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Matt Barber Distorts Reality
Big Business had its boot firmly on Arizona governor Jan Brewer’s leathered neck this week when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to discriminate against gays.
…a letter arrived at her office early this week with a stern warning from some of the biggest names in the local business community.
Signed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Most Powerful Advocate for Gay Rights in America – The Fortune 500
Like millions of others I was dazzled by the closing of the Sochi Games, for it was a spectacular display of the best that Russia has to offer.And I was happy to see the smiles on the faces of our athletes after such a successful Olympics. But I have to admit I really didn't . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Putin Games and the Fascist Circus
Well the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics are just hours away, and I'll probably watch them. If only to see the fascist dwarf Vladimir Putin claim them as his own.So soon after his corrupt regime made it clear, once again, why the games never should have been held there. Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Putin Olympics and the Nazi Games of 2014
TweetNational leaders covet the opportunity to host the international event and multi-national corporations invest billions of dollars in advertising to its massive world-wide audience. Competing in glorious national stadiums and sports centres in between commercial breaks, the athletes appear to be little more than commodities. Make no mistake, the Olympic Games are political by nature. . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Cheer for the athletes but don’t be naive: the Olympics are about politics
I'm happy to see that Hayley Wickenheiser will be carrying the Canadian flag at the Sochi Olympics. Not just because she deserves it. But also because I'm sure if she has a chance she'll let Vladimir Putin know what she thinks about his persecution of Russia's LGBT people.“I am supportive of every athlete being . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hayley Wickenheiser and the Truth About the Putin Olympics
Britain’s top prelate, the Archbishop of Canterbury, warns that Christians need to “repent” the mistreatment of gay people and, if they don’t, they’re “wicked.”
The Most Rev Justin Welby told an audience of born-again Christians in London that the vast majority of people under 35 find the Church’s beliefs on the issue “incomprehensible” and equate . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Archbishop of Canterbury – Homophobes are "Wicked"
Uh oh. Bacon Bigot Alert. The ghastly homophobic hog Gwen Landolt is honking again.Claiming it was very VERY unfair to criticize her for attacking John Baird for speaking out for gay rights in Russia and Uganda.Because according to her porcine majesty, LGBT people in those countries are not really being persecuted. The Russian law in question concerns itself mainly with eliminating homosexual . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Gwen Landolt: The Hoggy Homophobe Strikes Back
Lordy. It's taken me a day to recover from this stunning sight. I haven't seen such a match up since El Macho met La Cuca in the finals of the Tijuana Wrestling League.And I still can't believe it eh?Was that really John Baird doing the right thing for once? By denouncing the anti-gay . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: John Baird and the Hoggy Homophobe
John Baird – doing the right thing
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has done a commendable job of defending gay rights everywhere from Uganda to Russia. Not everyone agrees, however, with his initiatives. REAL Women of Canada, a group that describes itself as a “pro-family conservative women’s movement,” has roundly criticized Mr. Baird for . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: REAL Women’s real bigotry
Iconic retired archbishop Desmond Tutu denounces religions that discriminate against gays, declares he’d not worship a God who is homophobic.
The post Desmond Tutu: I’d not worship a God who is homophobic appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
In just a few hours I'll be following the rainbow, or waving it, at the Toronto Pride parade.Along with about a million gay people and their straight friends and supporters.It's always an awesome spectacle. A chance to celebrate our community, our survival, and in my case at least, send a giant F**K YOU to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Stealth War on Gay Canadians
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– The Broadbent Institute’s “Union Communities, Healthy Communities” report discusses the significance of the labour movement in achieving positive social outcomes. And Rick Smith concurrently writes that the right’s attacks on unions represent a solution in search of a problem: (W)hen unions are strong, the gains that they . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Shawn McCarthy discusses the Cons’ latest plan to sell Keystone XL to the U.S. – which involves hoping that the best-resourced government on the planet will be suckered into accepting a transparently false pretense that the Cons have the slightest interest in addressing climate change. And Harper cabinet . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
What a fairy tale day it was. What an awesome spectacle of democracy. What a great day to be a progressive.A black President on Martin Luther King Day standing up for freedom, justice, and equality.A solemn President Barack Obama took the oath of office for the second time in as many days on Monday, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Obama and the Shrinking of Stephen Harper
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