Two years ago I started writing about how a group of religious fanatics were quietly taking control of Stephen Harper's PMO.
And how nobody in the MSM was writing about it, because they didn't want to mix religion and politics. Even though these SoCons were using their narrow beliefs to shape government policy.
So I was glad to see today that The Star has discovered the God Squad.
"Harper has given the religious right a welcome and access in Ottawa and government they've never had before – and they've become used it."
Because every Canadian should know that the PMO is being run by Christianists who believe that protecting gays from hate crimes is something the Nazis would do.
Or that gay rights should be scrapped, abortion should be severely restricted, and that their God has called them to remake this country:
"Only God can make Canada a truly Christian country... We are called to speak biblical truth to seek justice – and that obviously has implications for our political life."
Of course, it's an even bigger conspiracy.
And this strikes me as a bit naive:
It's unclear whether Harper shares their social Conservative – or theocon – beliefs. That's the big question that only one or more majority governments can answer. How far would Harper go on the hot-button social issues of the religious right, including abortion, same-sex marriage, easy divorce and public day care?
Because Harper has been one of THEM since his
And now that we know what he's like with a minority, how far does anyone think he might go with a MAJORITY?
Which is why I don't agree with this:
"Is he really a fanatic?" she asks in an interview. "I do not believe he is. I think he's a very wily strategist... I see him as tacking on a sailing course."
Because he is a cold hearted fanatic who is ripping the soul out of this country.
Why I'm afraid of this:
However, if he were to do something, McDonald concludes, it would be irreversible by the time it was detected and "would change Canada in a profound way... People seem to wake up to what Harper is doing too late."
And why I believe that if Canadians don't see the danger, or understand how these theocons are shaping policy. And the opposition doesn't have the courage to confront this religious right agenda.
And doesn't do whatever it takes to drive these sinister Cons from power.
We really will wake up some day, in a country we don't RECOGNIZE...