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Today: Dec 21, 2014

    Artur Pawlowski-TV interview on Polish National Television.

Artur Pawlowski is speaking about persecution, free speech and homosexual agenda in Canada.

INSPIRING QUOTES

“In life the turn coat (traitor) is never trustworthy by either side. The one that he betrayed will hate him and the other that benefited from his treachery will fear him. After all what is going to stop the “turn coat” from betraying him as well.”

                                                                                              ~ Artur Pawlowski

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Ric McIver apologizes for taking part in March for Jesus PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

 The Canadian Press

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Former Calgary city councillor Ric McIver has resigned his provincial cabinet post, and is expected to announce his intention to run in the PC leadership race on May 7, 2014.

CALGARY – Alberta Tory leadership hopeful Ric McIver has apologized for his participation in a parade held by a group with anti-gay sentiments, but he doesn’t plan to pull out of the race to be the province’s next premier.

The member of the legislature from Calgary was criticized by his own party for taking part in last weekend’s March for Jesus organized by the Street Church, which on its website condemns gay people as the minions of Satan.

McIver says he became involved with the group when he was a city alderman and the Street Church would hold barbecues for the homeless.

“The basis of the relationship was a friendly … hello as people were being fed in front of city hall,” he said Thursday at a media availability. “That led to accepting an invitation to attend the March for Jesus.”

McIver said he blames himself for not doing his homework.

“I didn’t check the website. I’m angry. Anybody who’s angry, I agree with them. Nasty, mean-spirited stuff on this website. There’s no excuse for.”

He said he doesn’t believe in or support the Street Church anymore and his relationship with it is over. He wants the group to remove his name and photos from its website.

He’s asking for forgiveness from the public and admits he made “a big mistake.”

McIver plans to continue his leadership run against former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice and fellow Alberta legislature member Thomas Lukaszuk.

He said his situation is different than the one a Wildrose party candidate faced during the 2012 election campaign. Allan Hunsperger warned gays to abandon their homosexuality or face eternity suffering in hell’s “lake of fire.”

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith refused to cut Hunsperger loose and some analysts suggest it was a turning point for the party, which had been polling strongly, but failed to win the election. The party has since reiterated that it believes in equality for all.

“There were negative things said before the last election and there were officials that did not argue with those comments,” McIver said. “This is much different because I’m saying the opposite. I’m saying those comments are ugly. They’re abhorrent. I don’t support any of them.”

In Edmonton, Premier Dave Hancock said while politicians can be overwhelmed by the people they meet and the people they get their picture taken with, “you do have to some work to ensure that you’re not engaging in events that could be associated with beliefs that are not your beliefs.”

Jim McCormick, Progressive Conservative party president, said earlier this week that closed-mindedness or intolerance have no place in the party and its members are expected to follow its statement of principles.

McIver had originally responded on his Facebook page, where he said he was at the parade to celebrate his Roman Catholic faith and had attended the march for the last four years.

He said he also attends events with Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus and Jews and deplores discrimination against all groups and individuals.

— With files from CHQR

http://globalnews.ca/news/1404492/tory-leadership-hopeful-apologizes-for-jesus-march/

 
UPDATE: Ric McIver deems March For Jesus website comments ‘ugly, mean-spirited stuff’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Metro   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

By Metro

Calgary MLA Ric McIver conceded Thursday he’d made a mistake attending a religious march organized by a vocally anti-gay street preacher.

One of three candidates vying for the provincial Tory leadership, McIver has been under fire this week after posting a picture to Twitter of himself at Calgary’s annual March for Jesus on Sunday.

Critics were quick to lash out at his decision to partake, pointing to a website for the event that describes homosexuality as being the “wrong sexual preference.”

McIver told reporters Thursday he wasn’t aware of the comments when he signed on to kickoff the march — it was the fourth time he’s participated.

“It’s an expression of my faith,” he said. “What I did not do — and what I regret and what I apologize for — (is) I didn’t do my homework.”

The primary organizer of the march, Art Pawlowski, has also said last year’s historic flood was partially caused by God weeping for the “perversions of homosexuality.”

McIver said he wouldn’t march again unless there was a change in management. He said he’s contacted Pawlowski about removing any references to him from his website but the notorious preacher has yet to do so.

Pawlowski told Metro over Facebook that he’s in currently in his home country of Poland. McIver deemed the online comments, “nasty, mean-spirited stuff.”

“I apologize for drawing attention to it,” he added.

Political scientists had said McIver would be well-served to apologize and denounce the comments and some critics, including Pride Calgary President Stephen Wright, suggested that because he didn’t do so immediately it may be “too little, too late.”

The long-time Calgary politician did post a statement to Facebook Monday that reiterated his support for diversity.

McIver said he’s also planning to attend a gay rodeo later this month and was looking at squeezing an appearance at Calgary’s Pride Parade into his busy campaign schedule.

He did vouch support for Pawlowski in a 2013 documentary called Street Advocate and encouraged people to view the film.

“It seems to me he’s getting picked on,” he told the filmmaker.

But the MLA said Thursday his participation in the film was purely in support of the efforts of Pawlowski and his Street Church flock to feed people — most of them poor — at routine gatherings near city hall.

“I support somebody that feeds people when they’re poor,” McIver said.

He said he hadn’t been asked to pull out of the Tory leadership race by the party’s top brass and deflected questions suggesting the recent controversy could be the PC’s only form of a “Lake of Fire” scandal — a reference to Wildrose leader Danielle Smith refusing to renounce anti-gay comments from one of her candidates in the 2012 election, a move some pundits believe cost her the election.

But McIver made it very clear he doesn’t support Pawlowski’s claims.

“The Christian faith is love your neighbour like you love yourself,” he said. “What’s on that website is ugly.”

Comments after the article:

-Politics is a dirty game...from what I gather from this news smear is that attending this march defines McIver's Politics?...what if he attends a Mosque,or a summer or fall festival (Pagan). It is time the dirty Politics end and the meat of the problems discussed.....

Main Stream Media are after all Rating Whores who loves to make contraversy.

-What a ridiculous smear on McIver. If I recorded every faith hating smear on twitter from gay pride parade supporters I am sure I would end up with a telephone book of hateful comments. Using the logic of this article I could take those comments and indicate every politician in the parade hates all people of faith.

-The visceral hate by the gay community towards the church- simply because it believes that children have a right to a mother father has gone beyond the point of being sad to the point of abusing the right of religious expression. Eliminating free speech is hateful.

-The above article is a hate crime.

-Saying that any one is guilty of a hate crime because they walk in a march for Jesus parade borders on the ludicrous. Dismissing anyone from politics who believes in heterosexual relationships or that a child has a right to a mother and father...is the true hate crime.

-Okay, let me get this straight (no pun intended).

The gay community has come out and publicly derided the March for Jesus gathering because its members have a vastly different viewpoint than theirs...because the March for Jesus crowd has derided the Pride Parade for having a wildly different set of opinions from theirs.

I guess you can only have one opinion in this province.

-The church in modern times has always defended the weak. Part of that is ensuring children have a mom and dad if possible. Albert Einstein admired the church because it had courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom " Many were murdered for that stand. It looks like a new round of persecution has begun.

-I think it's time for left wing politicians to state that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is actually a hateful bigot. In addition that they as politicians hate Jesus Christ and would be embarrassed to march in a parade honouring him. Jim Prentice and Thomas Lukaszuk please make your stand clear.

-Actually I was thinking the same thing as Colin. You aren't going to agree with everything your group, political party, or even family does. Why is it always guilty by association. Politics is dirty because it is dominated by lobby groups. After big business, gays, religon, minorities then you get to the average person. How is what Ric did different than what other politicians do? We know domestic violence and women's rights are issues in the punjabi community so when Redford dressed up in a sari does that mean she supports this? What about Harper? We know Israel sterilized Ethiopian women to keep the black population down and commits other human rights violations yet he is lighting minoras. Should someone not vote for Nenshi for walking in a gay pride parade? Of course not. At the end of the day is Ric out to do the best for all Albertans. I didn't vote for him but the parades people march in don't sway me.

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1071436/calgary-tory-ric-mciver-angry-over-groups-anti-gay-statements/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:27
 
Ric McIver apologizes for participation in March for Jesus PDF Print E-mail
Written by CBC News   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

PC leadership candidate says organization behind the parade has 'nasty, mean-spirited stuff' on its website

CBC News Posted: Jun 19, 2014 11:56 AM MT

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Ric McIver, PC leadership candidate, speaks to the media on Thursday to apologize following criticism of his participation in the March for Jesus. (CBC)

PC leadership candidate Ric McIver says he is sorry for drawing attention to a website that condemns homosexuals.

He was criticized this week for taking part in the March for Jesus event on Sunday in Calgary.

The group sponsoring the march has comments posted on its website making references to people of "wrong sexual preferences."

Today in Calgary, McIver said he made a mistake.

"What I did not do — and what I regret and what I apologize for is — I didn't do my homework. I didn't check the website," said McIver. "Anybody that's angry, I agree with them. [There is] nasty, mean-spirited stuff on this website that there's no excuse for and I apologize for drawing attention to it."

McIver said he developed a relationship with the group while he was on Calgary city council. He used to stop by when the organization held barbecues outside City Hall to feed the homeless.

He said this is the end of his relationship with the March of Jesus.

Today is the first time he held a press conference to address the controversy. Reaction to the incident was swift after it became public earlier this week. 

Reaction was swift earlier this week

A statement from Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta president Jim McCormick on Monday said that tolerance and acceptance are vital to the province. 

"Individual members are expected to follow our statement of principles, which includes that of being an open party that's accessible to all Albertans. Closed mindedness or intolerance have no place in the PCAA."

The other candidates vying to be Alberta's next premier also released statements.

Former Conservative MP Jim Prentice says he voted in favour of marriage equality.

"He has spent his entire career advocating for the individual rights of Canadians and Albertans, and also for the rights of our communities of faith, Aboriginal Canadians, and learning disabled children," read the statement.

PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk was also quick to weigh in.

"My own views on human sexuality are on the record," he said. "I have been an advocate for individual rights, I have initiated ground-breaking projects to end homophobic bullying, I have supported Camp fYrefly and other programs for young people struggling with their own identities, I supported changes to Alberta’s birth certificate requirements for transgendered Albertans, and I voted in favour of gay-straight alliances. I am proud of this record."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ric-mciver-apologizes-for-participation-in-march-for-jesus-1.2681018


 
Braid: McIver marches Tories back into controversy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Calgary Herald   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

By Don Braid, Calgary Herald June 18, 2014

It was a big, ugly job, but Ric McIver got it done with one parade.

Single-handedly, the PC leadership candidate made Wildrose look progressive and his own party seem intolerant. He further blurred any clear sense of what the governing party stands for.

McIver let himself be associated with stunningly homophobic comments, and then did not immediately renounce them.

It’s hard to know which leadership failure is most profound: the insensitivity, the lack of judgment or the sheer political stupidity.

The PCs won the 2012 election in part because they savaged Wildrose for harbouring a candidate who believed unrepentant gays would suffer in a lake of fire.

The voting-day lesson was clear — Albertans don’t want a government that plays favourites among ethnic, cultural, religious or social groups.

Then, on Sunday, McIver participated in his fourth March for Jesus event in downtown Calgary.

There was a problem, though. The marchforjesus.ca website included these words:

“Last year alone, Calgary’s streets were flooded with people of wrong sexual preferences during a homosexual parade of over 30,000 attendees. . .”

These people, the screed claims, “are not ashamed to declare the name of their master (Satan) and in the same way not concerned with provoking greatly the wrath of the Living God.”

What? Calgary gays are employed by Satan, and even say so?

That goes far beyond the bizarre musings of the Wildrose Lake of Fire candidate, Allan Hunsperger, who was basically sounding a fire alarm for those he saw as sinners.

Hunsperger lost in his Edmonton riding. McIver is the elected MLA for Calgary-Hays, and a former city alderman.

Now he wants to be premier, and, as we know, anybody in one of those races has a chance of winning.

For all politicians in a jam like this, the test is what they do next.

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith flunked in 2012 by rejecting advice to dump Hunsperger as a candidate. She has spent two years making up for that, moderating both her party’s policy and her leadership behaviour.

When McIver was cutting the parade ribbon on Sunday, Smith was at the Edmonton mayor’s Pride Brunch. So was another PC leadership candidate, Thomas Lukaszuk, who calls the March for Jesus words about gays “abhorrent and offensive.”

In a statement Monday, McIver didn’t go nearly that far. He said, “I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.”

McIver said the website didn’t describe his views. But he did not mention, and certainly did not reject, the contemptible slur about gays being Satan’s minions.

McIver talked about how many faith events he attends, for Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, etc., to “celebrate the diversity of Alberta.”

He intends to keep doing that, he says. There seemed to be no recognition that diversity can lead to scary places where no premier should ever venture. He wouldn't make further comment.

But with the pressure building Tuesday, McIver told Global News the website statements are “disgusting” and that gay, straight and lesbian Albertans were right to be angry.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/Braid+McIver+marches+Tories+back+into+controversy/9944940/story.html

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:05
 
Premier urges PCs to ‘be careful’ after McIver’s march with anti-gay group PDF Print E-mail
Written by Calgary Herald   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

By Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald June 18, 2014

9948393Premier Dave Hancock is telling Tory leadership candidates to be more careful when choosing which events to attend, in light of Ric McIver’s decision to join a march led by a vocally anti-gay religious group.

“Sometimes we don’t necessarily get all the background on things, and I won’t chastise anybody for something they may have done not having the full picture,” Hancock said Tuesday at a University of Calgary funding announcement.

“But I do think in public life you have to be careful how you associate, because people will make assumptions that you can’t control.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Dave Hancock said Tuesday that "in public life you have to be careful how you associate, because people will make assumptions that you can't control," after leadership hopeful Ric McIver sparked a firestorm of controversy by joining a march led by a vocally anti-gay group. Photograph by: Crystal Schick , Calgary Herald

McIver faced a storm of criticism on social media after he participated in the March for Jesus this past weekend with a group whose website states that homosexuals are led by Satan. McIver cut the ribbon to start the annual march headed by street minister Artur Pawlowski, who claimed last year’s flood in southern Alberta was caused, in part, by God’s unhappiness with gays, saying God was “weeping for the perversions of homosexuality.”

McIver initially responded with a statement on his Facebook page explaining he was celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians.

But Hancock said Tuesday that “celebrating the positives of our religions does not take us to a place where we can use that to promote hatred.”

Hancock added “the homophobic sentiments expressed on the website are deplorable,” but that he also doesn’t believe that the website reflects McIver’s views.

“He needs to make sure he explains what his views are and that his views are not reflected by that website.”

“Our government and I as an individual have very strongly supported inclusion and the idea that Albertans should have the right to be who they are and celebrate who they are.”

Hancock explained that he participated in the Pride Day Parade two weeks ago in Edmonton and that Alison Redford, when she was premier last year, also participated in a Pride Day Parade.

“It’s something we can do in an inclusive society to demonstrate that everybody belongs in this province. and they have a right to be who they are.”

McIver relied on an online statement to speak for him as controversy roiled Monday, saying he will “continue to defend equality rights.”

He went further Tuesday, calling the Street Church website statements “disgusting” and that gay, straight and lesbian Albertans were right to be angry.

“It’s not something I have control of, but I tell you I’m as angry as everyone else is, and it’s unfortunate it’s got this much attention,” McIver told Global News.

Leadership hopeful Jim Prentice said Tuesday that if he becomes premier he won’t allow anyone with intolerant values to remain in his caucus.

“My record is clear. I’ve spent my entire professional life fighting for the rights of others, including same-sex marriage, learning-disabled children, First Nations and communities of faith.”

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said all the Christian friends she has spoken with are horrified at the website comments and McIver needs to explain his association.

“It’s beyond the pale. It’s extreme,” she said in a conference call with reporters. “I think Albertans expect that political leaders will stand up against this intolerance.”

With files from James Wood and Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald and Mariam Ibrahim, Edmonton Journal

http://www.canada.com/life/Premier+urges+careful+after+McIver+march+with+anti+group/9948392/story.html


Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:16
 
Alberta MLA Ric McIver's anti-gay ties could end leadership hopes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Calgary Sun   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

By ,QMI Agency June 18, 2014

1297573275923 ORIGINALProgressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver arrives with his wife Christine McIver at the PC Leadership Launch at the Ramada hotel in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, June 2, 2014. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

Everyone in Canada has the right to freedom of expression, even those who have odious and obnoxious views. That’s because what is considered odious and obnoxious changes from time to time.

So governments and human rights organizations shouldn’t be empowered to decide what is and isn’t “acceptable speech.” (Ooo, how those words send a chill down my spine – “acceptable speech.”)

It’s tough standing up for those who have repugnant views or views that are out of favour with politicians, bureaucrats and special interest groups. But caving in to the forces of political correctness is even more dangerous.

Political correctness seeks not just to control what people say, but what they think as well.

Having said that, while governments shouldn’t persecute you for your unfashionable beliefs, other people have every right to have nothing to do with you if they disagree with your odious and obnoxious ideas.

In other words, human rights tribunals should leave you alone, but your fellow citizens, as individuals, are under no similar obligation. As free people, they can shun you for any reason they choose.

So it is with Ric McIver, one of three candidates for the Progressive Conservative party leadership in Alberta.

On Father’s Day, McIver participated in the March for Jesus in downtown Calgary. It was his fourth MfJ parade.

Nothing wrong with that, per se, except that the march website shows it is a clear, anti-gay reaction to Calgary’s annual gay pride parade.

Marchforjesus.ca exclaimed: “Last year alone, Calgary’s streets were flooded with people of wrong sexual preferences during a homosexual parade of over 30,000 attendees …”

OK, controversial, but still defensible to some on theological grounds.

But organizers went further insisting pride parade participants “are not ashamed to declare the name of their master (Satan) and in the same way not concerned with provoking greatly the wrath of the Living God.”

That, too, (despite being unhinged) should be protected speech from the government’s point of view, but it is not something individual Albertans need to shrug off if it offends them.

So associating with groups that have such extreme views is very risky for a politician like McIver.

He shouldn’t fear a knock on the door from Alberta’s human rights police, but he shouldn’t be surprised if a lot of voters exercise their right to freedom of association by slamming their doors in his face when he comes campaigning. And he shouldn’t be shocked if he gets punted from the Tory caucus once the leadership race has ended.

Particularly contentious among the march organizers is Calgary Street Church, a group that has disrupted public events such as the Calgary Stampede parade with its anti-gay preaching. Street Church has also had its charitable status revoked for its biased stance.

Bravely (if wrongheadedly) and despite official condemnations, Street Church soldiers on for its cause.

But defending the church’s right to have its say, is not the same as agreeing with them. Marching together with them, as McIver did, is an endorsement of their stance.

And McIver cannot dodge behind the excuse he didn’t know what he was signing up for.

In January, when he was still a minister in the Alberta government, McIver filmed a video on behalf of Street Church inviting the public to come to a showing of a documentary made by the organization. And in February, he appeared at the premiere and co-introduced the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUGvT6zG7v7WmVD6M49E4EFQ&;v=Cz8tV2vsvxQ

If McIver doesn’t know of Street Church’s controversial beliefs, he should. He’s had plenty of chance to inform himself.

If McIver wants to continue to own Street Church and its positions, fine. That’s his right.

But he should expect the church’s views will limit his chances of replacing Alison Redford.

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http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/17/alberta-mlas-views-could-end-leadership-hopes

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:43
 
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