Monday, January 02, 2012
Stephen Harper's Office of Selective Bigotry
Praise the Dark Lord. I see that Stephen Harper has a shiny new present for his religious base.
Early in 2012, the Tories will finally flesh out a campaign promise to install the Office of Religious Freedom within the secular confines of the Department of Foreign Affairs – a controversial pledge that has drawn accusations of vote pandering and blurring lines between church and state.
To whom he is beholden, for faithfully sending him the cash he needs to fund his Office of Perpetual Political Warfare.
To which I say Hallelujah and God bless his righteous majority.
But here's what confuses me eh? How can he stand up for religious freedom abroad, and ignore what is happening in his own Calgary backyard? Does he really support Ezra Levant's bigot excrement?
Is this the Office of Religious Freedom? Or the Office of Selective Bigotry Against Women, Gays, and Muslims?
What would he say to those in his religious base who would criminalize abortion, and sabotage efforts to protect bullied gay kids?
And would he really support a deranged wingnut like Artur Pawlowski?
Well here he is with Artie in March of 2009...
So you be the judge.
You know a lot of Canadians who believe that Stephen Harper can't be seen to be feeding his religious base, are forgetting one very important fact.
When Harper in his blood lust to destroy the Liberals decided to phase out subsidies to political parties, he also hurt his own Cons. Who were the biggest recipients of that money.
So when those subsidies are completely eliminated before the next election, he will need those looney loonies more than he ever has before.
And if he doesn't feed them, they won't feed him.
Yup. Stand up for freedom of religion by all means.
But who will protect us from the religious extremists? Who will save the bullied children?
And who will spare us from Stephen Harper?