Thursday, October 22, 2009
Another Homophobe Joins the PMO
Meet Stephen Harper's new speech writer.
Judge him by what he writes.
Referring to former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's 1969 decision to decriminalize homosexuality, Hannaford wrote in 2005, "Fine, said lots of people. Leave gays alone? Fair enough. But, let 'em be Boy Scout leaders? Have each other's benefits? Adopt kids? Marry each other? Ridiculous. Anybody seeking political office who suggested it would have been laughed off the hustings. Yet, the Liberals are ready to legalize gay marriage. How did we get to this point?"
Of the 1998 Delwin Vriend Supreme Court ruling, which required that Alberta add sexual orientation to its human rights legislation, Hannaford wrote in 2003, "So much for democracy."
Regarding discrimination and equality, Hannaford has argued in favour of the former and opposes the latter: "It's time we reclaimed the word 'discrimination' for polite conversation, and lose our fear of what it describes. And, let's also dump our obsession for equality: Between the two, we can no longer have a rational debate about the basics of society."
Recently, in his May 8, 2009 column, Hannaford lamented that Section 3 of Alberta's Human Rights Act makes it difficult to prevent Albertans from bringing the same kind of "creepy curriculum" that BC has allowed, "in which gay advocates design class material promoting their persuasion right down to kindergarten."
Judge him by the people he defends.
And by the company he keeps.
You know the people who believe that Human Rights Commissions are communist show trials.
Then ask yourself who is Stephen Harper, and where is he taking this country?
Why would he hire a man who doesn't believe in equality? Why has he declared war on gay Canadians?
And what kind of Canada would we live in if he ever got a majority?