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Montreal Simon: The Office of Religious Freedom is Finally Buried

Well it took a while, and as you can see the Cons weren't happy about it.But the Trudeau government has finally buried the so-called Office of Religious Freedom.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Office of Religious Freedom is Finally Buried

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Return of Jesus Harper

It was like a ghostly religious apparition. Not exactly the Blessed Virgin of Calgary (that's Jason Kenney.)But very definitely Stephen Harper, making a rare appearance in the House of Commons to vote on a Con motion.Not in his capacity as a fail… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Return of Jesus Harper

Montreal Simon: Jesus Harper and the End of The Office of Religious Freedom

Stephen Harper likes to call himself a Christian, and some of his supporters have been known to call him Jesus Harper.But both claims couldn't be more absurd or more blasphemous.Harper is too evil to be a Christian. It is just an act designed to ap… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jesus Harper and the End of The Office of Religious Freedom

Alberta Politics: Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

PHOTOS: The Senate of Canada, also known as “the Red Chamber,” possibly for its adoption of tactics for dealing with religion reminiscent of two large communist countries. Actual Canadian Senators may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Andrew P.W. Bennett, Canada’s first “Ambassador for Religious Freedom” and a cantor at the St. John the Baptist . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

Northern Reflections: Buying Votes

This week, Stephen Harper launched his Office for the Promotion of Religious Freedom. Tasha Kheiriddin is puzzled:

Of all the Conservatives’ initiatives to date, the most bewildering is its newly created Office for the Promotion of Religious Freedom. The Tories are deploying five million dollars of taxpayers’ money — ostensibly to promote not a . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Buying Votes

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Theocon Menace

It would be hard to imagine a more disturbing sight. Stephen Harper surrounded by a posse of religious leaders.Looking and sounding like a smarmy televangelist, while claiming it wasn't a partisan event. Despite all the Con signs like the one in the picture.And appointing as the ambassador for the sinister Office of Religious Freedom, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Theocon Menace

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Religious Crisis

Holy Moly. It looks as if Stephen Harper is having a full blown religious crisis. The new polls have come down from the mountain, and they really suck. New polling numbers from EKOS show the Conservative party’s popularity has dropped ten points overall since the 2011 spring election.And to make matters worse his . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Religious Crisis

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On John Baird’s Office of Religious Freedom

In fact, the plan is modeled on the Office of International Religious Freedom which was created by the Clinton administration in the United States in 1998. A common criticism is that the American office was focused almost entirely on the persecution of Christians abroad, and that it was used to create space for American evangelical . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On John Baird’s Office of Religious Freedom

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Canadian Office of Religious Stupidity.

Hey I need some help eroding the church/state separation. Lets ask the experts!

I’m not really sure what is so shit-hot about the attitudes and conventions of the Dark Ages, but Harper and his government have decided to fecklessly dive into the land of pants-on-head stupid and establish a official government bureau of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Canadian Office of Religious Stupidity.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Relgious Disservice: The Office of Religious Freedom? – Captain, set the “stupid” to Full!

We believe in spending your money on departments whose focus is the encouragement of illusion over reality. That is all.

Where to begin with such a malodorous concept? Starting with irony is always good, so… for instance how about the blinding irony of the Conservatives dedication to ‘austerity and smaller government’? How this . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Relgious Disservice: The Office of Religious Freedom? – Captain, set the “stupid” to Full!