ChristianGovernance eletter – April 18, 2012
Canadian journalists lose any professionalism dealing with Christianity and homosexuality
It’s amazing the way criticism of homosexuality in Canada brings the most ugly creatures out from under the moist rocks where the slimiest critters live. The context these days is the Alberta election campaign.
A Wildrose Party candidate is a pastor, so he has spoken against homosexuality. Click here to read the comments that have the Humanist Establishment up in arms.He’s using the fraudulent, anti-scientific claim that homosexuals are “born that way” (with a particular reference to Lady Gaga’s CD titled “Born This Way”) as a way to introduce the Gospel. He’s using the homosexual issue and the claim that homosexuals are born that way, and shouldn’t be expected to change, as a subset of sinners in general, who are born in sin, and have to change – become redeemed children of God – if they are to escape hell, and be assured of eternal life. The God-hating and illiterate Humanist Left has torn the homosexual comments out of their context and launched a massive hate campaign against the Christian Gospel, the only truth that can save hell-bound sinners from their doom.
A radical leftist media that’s gaining no traction in their economic and political criticism of the Wildrose Party has embraced its sex fetish with round-the-clock coverage of what the party leader and her enemies and maybe even her yet-to-be-born great, great, grand-cousin have to say about this homosexual controversy.
And because the media and the leaders of the other parties want this to be news, it is news.
We thought Canada had a coast-to-coast fetish over bullying and the banning of it. OK, we know that 98% of Canada’s luminaries are only interested in banning bullying against those who are sexually confused. They deplore equality so have no interest in leading an agenda against all bullying. And of course in Alberta, Wildrose Party candidates are open season targets of bullying.
And it is bullying. The intellectually vapid nature of the criticisms of Danielle Smith and her party is remarkable. Critics are not trying to win support through the force of their arguments. They are engaging in harassment. An ape juggling Scrabble letters could produce more intellectually satisfying commentary than you can find in most Alberta papers today covering this controversy.
Several reporters have resorted to smearing a party led by a woman as the party of grumpy old white men. Now there’s a criticism extracted from the archives of the Neanderthal era! It’s almost entertaining to see how racist and “sexist” these wild-eyed reporters are. Only a woman can politically represent women, eh? Only a black guy can represent black people – hmmm… So all Orientals think alike, do they? And all grocery store employees vote the same way? The condescending self-righteousness of Canada’s leftist cabal is nauseating. Margaret Thatcher represented our views far better than that socialist white guy Pierre Trudeau ever did. Black economist Walter Williams represents our ideas far better than any of the middle-aged and old white guys who have led the Liberal and NDP national parties in recent years. How do you educate such bigotry and contempt out of an adult?
Of course some of the Church’s enemies are in its own camp. It’s always been that way, as recorded in various accounts in the Bible. An obnoxious blaspheming clergyman has taken the opportunity of this controversy to misrepresent Christianity on homosexuality and to attack the Wildrose Party at the same time. In her letter to the Calgary Herald, “Rev.” Linda Hunter, a United Church clergyman, boasted of her mockery of God and His law, writing, “… I officiate at same-gender marriages with joy, I delight in families where there are two moms or two dads, and I embrace the beauty of diversity in God’s created order. And I do all of this as an ordained minister in the church….” This woman is militant in her hostility towards Christ and his Church. She has chosen to attempt to undermine the Church rather than respectfully stepping down from leadership, recognizing the incompatibility of her views with God’s law.
An Edmonton Journal columnist and an Edmonton Sun columnist must have thought they were writing for the Entertainment section of their papers or for a magazine of intrigue. Keith Gerein, writing in the Journal, reported: “Shortly after the rally, [Mr. Hunsperger] left through an emergency door. Reporters gave chase, but he offered no further comment before getting into a vehicle that picked him up in the alley behind the hotel.” You never read that kind of detail or commentary about liberals who are fending off critics. You know exactly what kind of impression that kind of commentary is designed to cultivate in the reader. Catherine Griwkowsky in the Sun was also desperate to nurture the idea that the Wildrose was doing whatever it could to be evasive on this controversy. In reporting on follow-up comments by Mr. Hunsperger, she wrote that “he was whisked away.” Yes indeed: “whisked away.” On his sonic-powered broom-stick, no doubt… Before that, she tried to give a detailed blow-by-blow of the candidate responding to the carefully framed questions thrown at him by reporters. Of course, the questions are presented as though they are simple, fact-finding queries, so Mr. Hunsperger is made to look like he’s being evasive. This kind of reporting is so outrageously childish. Unfortunately, considering the nature of the modern electorate, one must be concerned that such nonsense may actually have traction among some simple-minded readers! “Reporters gave chase”! Hopefully their high heels didn’t get caught in the sidewalk!!! Are roller blades standard issue at the Edmonton Journal?
In response to this dust-up, Danielle Smith has actually been remarkably more articulate on a relevant point of rebuttal than most Canadian politicians have been in the past decade or more when confronted by such attacks. As noted by one journalist in the Edmonton Journal, “Smith, however, said the separation of church and state was in place to stop the state from meddling in private religious affairs, not the other way around. ‘What I’m troubled by and bewildered by, frankly, is how disingenuous the other political leaders are being about this,’ Smith said during a stop at the campaign office of Edmonton Gold Bar candidate Linda Carlson. ‘Every single political party in this province and probably in this country have candidates with a diversity of religious views. And they deal with it exactly the same way we do. We focus on the issues on which we agree. We don’t rip ourselves apart talking about divisive social issues’.”
But of course the liberals are exorcised about this. They smell blood. They care not one wit about homosexuals. To them this is a political issue, and they will use homosexuals, as much as anyone else, as political pawns to exploit and abuse to get the leverage they need to score political points and gain political ground. That’s the name of the game for them. The state is god, so they need to control the state to receive their godhood, with its power to bully people around by legislating their morality on the province. Find me a single leftist who would sacrifice his career for the dignity of a person struggling with his sexuality, who wants to escape the misery of sexual bondage and homosexual addiction. Find me one. No, these people smother science with their ideology, and refuse to put human dignity before their political aspirations. Danielle Smith should not be surprised.
The commentator whose article is one of the most bizarre thus far is Paula Simons, one of the most strident feminists in Canadian media circles today. The hypocrisy and blind spots in her piece are so entertaining, yet significant, that they deserve a separate article to consider. But feel free to read her piece in the meantime by clicking here.