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

For weeks I've been trying to warn everyone I know that Stephen Harper is now so desperate that he is planning to make bigotry his secret weapon in his election campaign.His sinister silence after the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report spoke volumes. Even as a torrent of hatred poured out of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Hidden Story of the Anti-Gay Judge

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: The War on Christmas is Over Somebody Tell Nina Grewal

Well I know it may be hard to believe, but it seems like that old Con favourite, the imaginary War on Christmas, is finally over.The Fox News nutbar Bill O'Reilly has declared victory. Again."I won the 'War on Christmas!'" he said. "I've been doing this for about 10 years and this is the only . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The War on Christmas is Over Somebody Tell Nina Grewal

Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy: When a Pimp becomes a Pope

Lordy. I swear to Godzilla I didn't think it was possible. I really didn't believe you could be a pimp and a Pope at the same time.And the resident right-wing demagogue of the CBC's flagship news program.But Rex Murphy has proved me wrong.It turns out you can be a ghastly oil pimp, and still . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy: When a Pimp becomes a Pope

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: The Gay Genius Alan Turing is Finally Pardoned

It's taken more than half a century of bigotry and prevarication, but the gay computer genius and war hero Alan Turing has finally been pardoned. Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a criminal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Gay Genius Alan Turing is Finally Pardoned

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Sexual Orientation Deniers

It's a deeply disturbing story. A Toronto Star reporter goes undercover in a Toronto church and discovers a weird group of religious fanatics trying to "heal" gay people. Telling them there is no such thing as a gay person. God didn't make any.Telling them it's their fault or their parent's fault. Encouraging this kind . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Sexual Orientation Deniers

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

Montreal Simon: Rehtaeh Parsons and the Bully Harper

It's hard to imagine a worse horror story. A young woman is sexually assaulted, and publicly humiliated.Her school does nothing. A police investigation goes nowhere.

Then she is bullied, and then she kills herself. Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rehtaeh Parsons and the Bully Harper

Montreal Simon: The Vatican and the Unholy Conclave

Well I see they have been filing into the Vatican getting ready to choose a new Pope.Dozens of old men in red beanies. And one in a fedora.But before they start voting they want to know what is the Vatican HIDING? Who's REALLY pulling the strings?And of course, knowing them eh? Who is being . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Vatican and the Unholy Conclave

Montreal Simon: Bill Whatcott: A Horrible Bigot Gets Busted

He is one of the most grotesque bigots this country has ever seen.A former male prostitute, drug addict, and violent criminal who claims he found Jesus in jail.He has gone after gay people, Muslims, and the pro-choice movement in the most disgusting ways imaginable.In 2008 after Dr Morgentaler received the Order of Canada, he . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bill Whatcott: A Horrible Bigot Gets Busted

Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Holy Hypocrites

Well as you know Pope Benny is heading off into the sunset, or into a former convent on the grounds of the Vatican.Leaving us to wonder whether his pooped mobile is a mere conduit to well deserved obscurity. Or his getaway car. The Vatican has attacked reports in the Italian media linking Pope Benedict . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Holy Hypocrites

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: When Religion is Murder

Almost every day of my life I read about the cruelty of religion, its ignorance, its bigotry, its barbarism.But most of the time I just shake my head and don't say anything.For what's the point eh? People will believe what they want to believe,… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When Religion is Murder

Montreal Simon: Crazy Religion and the Hatred that Kills

What with Christian extremists spreading hatred, and Muslim extremists on a rampage.

I was horrified to see that a Hindu extremist was trying to stir up trouble in Toronto.

And delighted to see that his plan to insult Muslims by parading dogs outside a mosque failed miserably.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Crazy Religion and the Hatred that Kills

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

Montreal Simon: Bill 13 and the Victory of the Bullied Children

It seems like it took forever. But tonight bullied children in Ontario are finally a little bit safer.

And gay kids have the right to call themselves gay, and form Gay-Straight Alliances.

No matter what some Catholic School Boards have to say, or what grotesque homophobes like Charles McVety spew out of every orifice. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bill 13 and the Victory of the Bullied Children

Montreal Simon: My Easter Message and the Real Christians

Well I must admit I can’t think of a better Easter message, than this one outside a church in Oregon. 

Tom Tate, the pastor of Rose City Park United Methodist Church in northeast Portland, told The Blaze that the sign shows his 385-member church’s “radical hospitality” towards people who feel alienated from faith.

“The . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: My Easter Message and the Real Christians

Montreal Simon: The Con Zombie and the Internet Snooping Bill

Gawd. Trust the old Con zombie Vic Toews to come stumbling out of his crypt, and make a complete fascist fool out of himself. Again. 

Critics of a bill that would give law enforcement new powers to access Canadians’ electronic communications are aligning themselves with child pornographers, Canada’s public safety minister says.

“He can . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Zombie and the Internet Snooping Bill

Montreal Simon: Prop 8 and the Dark Wall of Discrimination

First they were allowed to get married, and then they were told they couldn’t. One day they had human rights, the next day they were stolen. But today in California they won another big victory. 

“All that Proposition 8 accomplished was to take away from same sex-couples the right to be granted marriage licenses . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Prop 8 and the Dark Wall of Discrimination

Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Gay Plot to Destroy Humanity

When I heard that Pope Benny had described gay marriage as a threat to humanity at first I was shocked.

“This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,” he said.

For what . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Gay Plot to Destroy Humanity

Montreal Simon: The Idiot Tale of Randy Hillier and the Bullies

I realize that the Ontario Con Randy Hillier is a mouth-breathing redneck. I realize he’s not the brightest bulb in the universe.

But even I could never imagine that he would make such a jackass of himself by suggesting that anti-bullying programs are bad for bullied kids. Bill 13 is little more than a poorly disguised pacifier . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Idiot Tale of Randy Hillier and the Bullies

Montreal Simon: Religious Fanatic Attacks Poster of Virgin Mary

Well I suppose it was too real to be tolerated. A poster of the Virgin Mary receiving a pregnancy test.

So a religious fanatic attacked it with a pair of scissors.

“This is Satanic, this is the ultimate Satanic attack, when Lucifer attacks his worst enemy, the Blessed Virgin.

“This particular church – so . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Religious Fanatic Attacks Poster of Virgin Mary