Sunday, October 23, 2011

Flashback: Same-Sex Marriage Under A Chretien Majority

So it seems like the usual twits in the media have taken a great anti-bullying video by some Conservative cabinet ministers and MP's and still managed to turn it into some pathetic anti-Conservative editorial. The Star's Tim Harper is the latest pathetic moron to write a similar story. First, kudos for all those involved in the videos. Now let's take a look at the mindlessly numbing left-wing partisans who saw fit to criticize what should be a positive story:

Dan Savage "“But it’s going to take more than a video to undo the damage done by Vic Toews and Canada’s conservatives. This was, quite literally, the least Vic and his fellow conservatives could do. The very least.”

NDP'er Randall Garrison "“You can’t do these [videos] if you’re not an out, gay person.”

Both should hang their heads in shame for making such appalling comments. Does Garrison also feel the same way about all those professional athletes making similar videos? Sorry, straight professional athletes?

But for me, the real icing on the cake was comments from gay Liberal MP Scott Brison."Liberal Scott Brison charged the Conservatives “have fought and voted against every advancement of gay rights in Canada, from pension benefits to marriage to transgender rights.’’

To put things into perspective, Brison might want to look at the history of his own party. The Liberals, who enjoyed three majority governments from 1993 until 2004, could have simply passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the house regardless of how the other parties voted.

"In 1999, the House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a resolution to re-affirm the definition of marriage as "the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others".[41] The following year this definition of marriage was included in the revised Bill C-23, the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act 2000, which continued to bar same-sex couples from full marriage rights."

Wonder how Brison or these trash journalists feel about a Chretien majority voting down same-sex marriage. Also noteworthy is the fact 32 Liberal MP's voted against Bill C-38, with 3 more being absent to try and save their asses in the next election. Of course Chretien never even voted on Bill C-38, instead choosing to place it on Paul Martin's lap alongside Adscam.


Jen said...

Send a copy to Brison with proof with all the statements made by Chretien regarding to true marriage in inclusion of all others.

On Brison, he bragged by reminding Flaherty, that it was his party (libs) and I am the ndp, who force the conservatives into stimulus spending.
Well then, Brison and his party should take great pride of the deficit spent on the stimulus.
Meaning, the libs and ndp should not complain on the deficit right?

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I fail to see the point of the Conservative video, with its theme of "It gets better." Unless I'm mistaken, it was put together in the aftermath of the unfortunate suicide of that young man in Ottawa. So, the tag line of "It gets better" doesn't make much sense to me given the outcome for that young man. It didn't get better for him. As a general anti-bullying message, it succeeds, but I question its usefulness in addressing gay-bashing, if indeed that is what drove that young man to do what he did.

BUT ... advocates of gay issues, be they MPs or not, are hugely mistaken in claiming that young gays have no role models or are not visible in today's society, so the only recourse for some is suicide. Nothing could be further from the truth. Few are the sit-coms and TV dramas/films where an openly gay character or a gay issue is not featured, sometimes quite prominently and usually very favourably. It is unfortunate that some people upload their intimate thoughts and actions to YouTube, apparently forgetting that viewers' comments could become quite nasty. Only the very hard-skinned could withstand that kind of virulence, so why expose oneself to it?

I suppose some gay activists will never be satisfied, though, until all gay MPs and other public figures who wish to keep their sexual orientation private are outed, voluntarily or not.

Finally, not that I wish to re-open the SSM debate, but if some people wish to revisit who supported the SSM cause and why ... some pro-gay advocates went to great lengths to get the Liberals onside. Some of their lobbying entailed mutual backscratching. Some might even go so far as to call it a form of blackmail.

Here's what one organization said:
"Equal Marriage and the Law in Canada
May 30, 2003
Committee will support equal marriage
... We (Equal Marriage] said we would use all of our resources and opportunities to denounce the Liberal party's ongoing fight against our rights. We told Andy Scott, chair of the justice committee, we'd be his "worst friend" until we saw the Liberal government abandon their case against us in court and move towards recognizing our rights. Then we would be his "best friend", we promised. ..."
-- Gabby in QC

Anonymous said...

This is the same arguement i use for making pot legal.The liberals had a majority for 10 + years.During that time they couldnt get it to be legal?

Then that means most folks dont support pot being legal if it couldnt get done under a Liberal govt eh?

The deficit now is the direct responsibility of WE THE PEOPLE.Act like it NDP/LIBS.

One must have a very thick skin when it comes to the internet.That only comes with time and only if you shrug off the nastiness that plagues most folks.