There is hardly a soul in all of Canada who finds the Sikh turban, the Jewish yarmulke or the crucifix violate either Canadian or Quebec values. Yet, like Premier Pauline Marois, we are all part of the charade pretending this debate is about the Sikh turban.Here's the thing. The proposed "Charter of Quebec Values" has nothing to do with upholding Quebec values, it's about redefining them. As the "charter's" unofficial name implies - it's about secularism. The objective is not to ban offensive religious symbols, let alone symbols that promote fascist and supremacist political ideologies. The PQ is hijacking the hot-button issue for their own political advantage, looking forward to enshrine militant secular humanism as Quebec's new official religion and to stamp out what's left of Quebec's Christian heritage under the pretense of neutrality, multiculturalism and non-sectarianism.
If Marois indeed believes in upholding Quebec values, she would have said there is no room in Quebec for the use of religious symbols that promote fascist and supremacist political ideologies. However, we live in the age of Chamberlain, not Churchill.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A brief comment on this Sun News article:
Monday, August 26, 2013
The question is obviously rhetorical.
Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada must be very, very annoyed—media outlets have been calling her quite frequently of late to ask her opinion on our new projects, especially our “Face the Children” Project, which involves the mass distribution of postcards featuring abortion-supporting politicians next to abortion victims. In response to our postcard distribution in St. Catharines', she posted on Facebook that, “Families and children in St. Catharines' are being cruelly harassed in their homes by the extremist group Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.” I could point out that our postcards depict the reality of what she is dedicated to championing—the corpses of pre-born children “cruelly harassed” out of existence in the womb. But it is our pictures, apparently, that Joyce takes issue with.Instead of being concerned about children being allowed to see these pictures, people better be concerned about children being allowed to become these pictures.