Sunday, September 21, 2008
Stephen Harper and Opus Dei: Part Two
A while back I wrote a post about a Conservative candidate in Quebec who was a member of the ultra right-wing Catholic group Opus Dei.
The Reform RepubliCons reacted with howls of outrage. Claiming they didn't know about her background. And accusing those who raised the matter of discriminating against religious minorities.
But now it turns out there is at least one other member of Opus Dei in Conservative ranks. And she's not just really powerful, she's also a member of their national candidate selection committee.
Which makes me wonder how the Cons didn't know that Nicole Charbonneau Barron was a member of that order. And did it hurt or HELP her candidacy?
Now look I don't care what a person worships in the privacy of their own home or church or whatever. A Big Daddy in the Sky.
Or a pig on a stick.
But do Canadians really believe that if a party stuffed like a pork roast with religious fanatics, old Reformers, and disgusting homophobes, gets a majority....it WON'T lead to an all out assault on gay and women's rights?
Like no abortion after three months, no medicare funding, and no more gay marriage...just civil unions.Or worse.
And if Canadians really do believe that, does that make them guilty of dreaming in colour as we say in Quebec?
Or just hopelessly naive?
The lights are going out in Canada.
And The Monster is stirring...