Thursday, December 01, 2005

Onward Christian Soldiers

Marching as to war, one of the architects of the fundamentalist takeover of American politics is here in Canada, trying to engineer the same thing. Ralph Reed, a huge player in the American Religious Right, who helped elect Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr., and served as a senior advisor to George Bush Jr., is up here in our country trying to hijack our tolerant values in favour of a far-right agenda.

"Come January 23rd", he said, "there's going to be a new Canada of conservative traditional values."

Well, isn't that just nice and disturbing? Canadian have to ask themselves: is that the kind of Canada they want? Remember, in the United States, where Reed hails from, "traditional values" is actually code for restricting a woman's right to choose, instating the death penalty, outlawing the teaching of evolution in schools and criminalizing homosexual sex. And they want to turn Canada into a carbon copy of the kind of intolerant, anti-science place that many states in the US are under the rule of these types of fanatics.

And doesn't it sort of go without saying that they're supporting the Conservative Party?

8 Comments:

At 12/01/2005 5:02 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the fearmongering since you can't win on the issues.

 
At 12/01/2005 5:08 p.m., Blogger Mark said...

Keep up the anonymity because you failed math.

But seriously. Harper's damned out here because every time he opens a nomination to competition, the freaks empty the pews and take it.

Focus on the Family!

Yee haw

 
At 12/01/2005 5:18 p.m., Blogger HisHighness said...

Truly terrifying. So far the Bush admin has been tolerable only because it's backwards policies haven't been here, yet. Hopefully we can hold off the wave of ignorance.

 
At 12/01/2005 5:24 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a landed immigrant from the States, I can say that you really, really don't want the influence of the religious right to take root here in Canada. This is such a beautiful country with wonderful, tolerant people. The religious right HATES tolerance and they prove it every goddamn day. They should be turned away at the border. For whatever reason. Maybe they smell funny.

 
At 12/01/2005 8:56 p.m., Blogger Rocky said...

where Reed hails from, "traditional values" is actually code for restricting a woman's right to choose, instating the death penalty, outlawing the teaching of evolution in schools and criminalizing homosexual sex.

Traditional Values.

Abortion is murder plain and simple as that. If the girl did not want to get preganet she should have never had sex until she was married.

Death Penalty - once an individual has been found guilty of murder by a group of thier peers in a court of law they should pay the price of the crime that they did. Rapists, murders and criminals in general have more rights then I do as a honest, hard working tax paying citizen.

Outlawing the teaching of evolution in schools - creationism and evolution are nothing more then theories. Neither one has been proven or disproven. I can know more prove to you that God created earth then you can prove to me that evolution is a proven science. The missing link has never been proven.

Criminalizing of homosexual sex - first off it is not a criminal offense to participate in homosexual activities. It is just not reconized as marriage. Secondly, it is just part of the slippery slope. Where does it stop? What is next legalizing child pronography because it is after intolerant of you to tell what I can and can't watch. (I personally think that child pronography is the most abhorent thing someone can do, but it illustates my point)

So long live the religous right, we need more people who will stand up in the defense of families and basic freedoms.

 
At 12/01/2005 9:56 p.m., Blogger Cerberus said...

Good post, Ryan. This is truly scary stuff and word is starting to spread quickly about this insult to our sovereignty.

We covered the Ralph Reed intervention at Cerberus here but also did a post here on the larger issue of the millions upon millions of dollars American extremist Christians are spending to influence our election and politics.

No wonder groups like Harper's National Citizens Coalition want to remove spending caps on non-party's during an election.

TB
Cerberus

 
At 12/01/2005 9:58 p.m., Blogger Brent Gilliard said...

That was... lengthy. Maybe you ought to replace this 404 with a blog, eh?

It's arrogant of them to think that a few words during an election campaign is all it will take to turn Canada into Alabama-lite.

If there's anything Canadians hate more than being told what to do by a church, it's being told what to do by Americans!

 
At 12/01/2005 10:08 p.m., Anonymous FurGaia said...

Mr. Reed's now famous quote: "The first strategy and in many ways the most important strategy for evangelicals is secrecy, [...] Sun Tzu says that's what you have to do to be effective at war and that's essentially what we're involved in, we're involved in a war. It's not a war fought with bullets, it's a war fought with ballots." And the punchline: "I want to be invisible. I paint my face and travel at night. You don't know it's over until you're in a body bag. You don't know until election night." Read more ...

[By the way, expect to see this comment posted at other sites. I am trying to disseminate this as widely as I can.]

 

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