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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Damnation

Well he may look like the man from Glad. But Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for vice president, is actually the man from God.He defines himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.” And he's really bad news … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Road to Damnation

Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Denied He’s a Social Conservative

I've written quite a few posts recently about Jason Kenney, and his plan to unite the right in Alberta.By destroying the Progressive Conservative party he wants to lead.And since that's crazy enough, or Kenney enough, and I think that the MSM … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Denied He’s a Social Conservative

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

It has been quite some time since I felt a need to address something that Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has written.  Then I happened to wander past the Calgary Diocese website and read his latest “pastoral letter” (or whatever his columns on t… . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

It has been quite some time since I felt a need to address something that Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry has written.  Then I happened to wander past the Calgary Diocese website and read his latest “pastoral letter” (or whatever his columns on t… . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry Returns …

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Trying to Start a Hindu Muslim War in Canada?

I've always assumed Stephen Harper's grotesque anti-niqab crusade was primarily designed to win him the support of some Quebecers.Like these two clowns who turned up to vote yesterday with their faces covered.

And of course to pleasure his rabid base in rural Alberta, for whom the only good Muslim is a dead one.But . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Trying to Start a Hindu Muslim War in Canada?

Montreal Simon: Ireland and the Amazing and Historic Struggle for Marriage Equality

A wonderful thing may be about to happen in Ireland in just a few days.Millions of people are preparing to take on the power of the Catholic Church, and some of the nastiest bigots you can imagine.And make that country the first in the world to vote to approve same-sex marriage. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Harvesting of Religious Extremism

You had to see it to believe it. Stephen Harper welcoming the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada.Then travelling on the plane with him to a massive rally in Toronto.

Even though Modi is a Hindu extremist, and has been accused of enabling mass murder. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: The Great Pope Francis: Not as Good As Advertised

I did have such high hopes for him. He did seem to be the best Pope I have ever seen.He did say some great things about capitalism and climate change. But it turns out Pope Francis is not as good as I thought. Just more of the same.Or just another old reactionary.Read more . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Great Pope Francis: Not as Good As Advertised

Montreal Simon: Another Good Reason Why Rex Murphy Should be Fired

You might think that after all that happened at the CBC this year, Rex Murphy might know when to press the mute button.You might think that with all those horrible stories about violence against women, that nasty Con dwarf might exhibit a smidgen of human decency.But no, he'd rather use his last National Post . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Another Good Reason Why Rex Murphy Should be Fired

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Hidden Story of the Anti-Gay Judge

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

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s New and Foul Assault on the Justice System

Well I guess Stephen Harper wasn't kidding. If the courts wouldn't kneel before him he would debase them into submission.

Not by simply soiling himself.

But by soiling the entire justice system as only he could.By among other foul things appointing an Ontario judge who clearly doesn't believe in the equality of gay Canadians. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s New and Foul Assault on the Justice System

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry, Bill 10 … Lies, Lies and More Lies

If there is one thing that I find infuriating, it is when grown men like Bishop Henry lie.

In today’s Calgary Herald, there is a copy of a pastoral letter that Bishop Henry has had distributed through the churches of his diocese.  In it, we find the following little gem: The mandating of Gay . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry, Bill 10 … Lies, Lies and More Lies

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Prentice’s Bill 10: A Legislative Trojan Horse

There is little doubt that the Prentice government is getting its ass handed to it on the editorial pages of newspapers across Canada with respect to its hastily written Bill 10 counter response to Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman’s Bill 202.

After looking at Bill 10 for a little while, I have come to the conclusion . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Prentice’s Bill 10: A Legislative Trojan Horse

Montreal Simon: Rob Anders and the Ghastly Foulness of the Cons

I see that voters in the riding of Calgary Signal Hill will be deciding the fate today of the Con loon Rob Anders.And that his opponent believes that this time he can be beaten.Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rob Anders and the Ghastly Foulness of the Cons

Montreal Simon: Fred Phelps: Why I’m Celebrating the Death of a Bigot

It seems only right that the day Spring finally arrived, was also the day that Fred Phelps finally departed.Fred Phelps — the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals — has died, the church said Thursday.And I must admit that my first reaction . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Fred Phelps: Why I’m Celebrating the Death of a Bigot

Montreal Simon: The Wonderfully Amazing Victory of the Gay-Straight Alliance

They had to fight so hard for the right to set up Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in their schools. They had to battle ignorance and religious bigotry.They were called Nazis, forbidden by their school boards and their principals to use the word gay, or even draw the rainbow colours. But they never gave up, They . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Wonderfully Amazing Victory of the Gay-Straight Alliance

Montreal Simon: The Quebec Charter and the Religion that Kills

I think I can safely say that in the icy heart of this Harperland winter, just about the last thing I want to think about, talk about, or write about is the Quebec's Secular Charter.I've written about it before, and no doubt I'll write about it again. But not tonight.Tonight I'll just say . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Quebec Charter and the Religion that Kills

Montreal Simon: When the Con Bullies Go After the Bullies

After not lifting a finger for eight years to fight bullying, even though it was killing children all over the country, the Harper Cons have finally decided to something about Canada’s bully problem. Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government will use television and online advertising to raise awareness about cyberbullying and the possible legal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Con Bullies Go After the Bullies

Montreal Simon: The Jamaican Zombies and the Con Regime

Lordy. What a blast from the past. I haven't used these guys to illustrate posts about the violent homophobes of Jamaica for YEARS. I thought things were getting better on Zombie Island.But I see I was horribly wrong. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Rehtaeh Parsons and the Ghastly Bully Cons

It looks as if poor Rehtaeh Parsons is about to do what no dead bullied Canadian kid has ever managed to do before.Get Stephen Harper and his Con regime to do something about bullying.The federal government wants to expedite a review of “gaps” in the Criminal Code and introduce legislative reforms to address cyber-bullying, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rehtaeh Parsons and the Ghastly Bully Cons

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

Montreal Simon: Valentine’s Day in Harperland

Well today was Valentine's Day and I didn't really feel like writing about it this year.For starters, if I saw another cellophane rose, tacky card, or other pinky thing coming at me I'd probably scream eh?And secondly, how can you celebrate love in a country as grim and grey and as broken as Harperland?Read . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Valentine’s Day in Harperland

Montreal Simon: The Harper Cons and the Bigot Trap

It was an extraordinary sight. John Baird sitting next to Julian Fantino at a committee meeting this morning, blasting the hideous anti-gay statements of a Canadian religious organization. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird took aim Tuesday at "offensive" and "mean-spirited" statements on the website of an organization that gets federal funding to do aid . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harper Cons and the Bigot Trap

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

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on Gay People

He has always been an enemy of gay people. A man who would murder their rights tomorrow, if he thought he could get away with it.He has voted against every bill that would make them equal, or protect them from hate crimes.He discriminates openly against gay organizations. He won't spend a dollar to help . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on Gay People