It's hard to believe that this is still happening in Canada, even in a city as diverse as Toronto.
It's hard to believe that some crackpots still think that religious rights should prevail over human rights.
Juliet Stewart says her clients, a Seventh-day Adventist husband and wife, told her in no uncertain terms during a screening interview that they would never allow a gay couple to rent their basement apartment.
It's hard to believe the arrogance of bigotry.
“I said, ‘I don’t mean to cut you off, but you do realize that’s against the law.’ She said, ‘I don’t care, and don’t go all gay rights on me,’” and hung up the phone, he alleges.
Or the hideous comments...
It's hard to believe this is happening in Canada not America. Where those who call themselves Christians, have been stuffing their faces with hate
To defend Biblical Marriage...
Or for that matter, can you believe what my comment moderation page looked like for about thirty seconds today?
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I mean do you feed it once a day...or water it? Do you call the police, or the zoo?
But here's the thing eh? What happened to that couple, the never ending torrent of abuse from religious freaks, the kooky threatening comments, the senseless violence, still happen to LGBT people all the time. Even in Canada.
Where Stephen Harper is refusing to lift a finger to fight anti-gay violence, to pleasure his rabid religious base, and bigotry is once again rearing its ugly head, as the Cons attack the Human Rights Commission, and make the country more and more like Amerika...
And sadly too many progressives think the battle against homophobia is over, when it isn't.
But then this too is true: none of this will change the final outcome. No bigot was ever born who could intimidate me. The long struggle of LGBT people and their friends for justice and dignity will continue.
However long it takes, the religious hatemongers will be defeated. And so will the Harper Cons.
For the NO SURRENDER I have tattooed over my heart is for both of them eh?
And Canada will NEVER be Amerika...
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