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Pride goeth before destruction: Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver’s already slim chances fall into a burnin’ Lake of Fire PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

by David Climenhaga on June 17, 2014

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Progressive Conservative leadership candidate opens the 2013 March for Jesus in Calgary. If he hadn't gone back this year, he'd probably be OK. Below: King Solomon.

He fell into a burnin’ Lake of Fire

He went down, down, down and the flames went higher!

And it burns, burns, burns … the Lake of Fire…

The Lake of Fire…

I speak, of course, of Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver, who on Sunday Tweeted pictures of himself attending the Father’s Day “March for Jesus” sponsored by the Calgary Street Church, a group that holds particularly virulent views about gay people.

Last year, as minister of infrastructure in the government of Alison Redford, Mr. McIver cut the ribbon to open the group’s annual parade in Calgary.SOLLY-R

It didn’t take long for quotes and screenshots of the church’s offensive and dubious interpretation of Christian doctrine on homosexuality and its egregious attacks on the last Calgary Pride Parade to have been widely distributed on the Internet through blogs, Tweets and Facebook commentary.

As a result of that activity throughout the day yesterday, plus the candidate’s lame response to the controversy, which he apparently didn’t expect, his candidacy is almost certainly done like dinner that caught fire in the oven.

The only serious question remaining is how much damage he has done to the entire PC Party’s diminishing re-election chances.

Mr. McIver issued a statement that attempted to back away from the parade sponsors’ most offensive views while defending their right to hold and promote them. He insisted he didn’t agree with church about homosexuality – although at least one of his long-time political allies most certainly does.

“If chosen Premier, I do and will continue to defend equality rights for all Albertans as defined in the Charter, including sexual orientation,” he said. “I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.”

But he also tried to pass off his support of the event as just his way of encouraging diversity of belief in Alberta, noting that he has attended events by many faith communities. Then, according to some reports, he took a powder and couldn’t be reached by media for additional comments.

So if you were wondering if this was part of a serious attempt to woo the social conservative vote – which it possibly could have been, if he’d stuck to his guns – or just an idiotic blunder, well, I guess we all know the answer now.

Members of the Wildrose Opposition, who have lived through their own excruciating “Lake of Fire” incident, when the blogged observations of an evangelical pastor who was also a candidate may have cost them the 2012 election, would very much like to put the entire subject as far behind them as possible.

Still, I imagine they were discreetly chuckling behind their hands at the Tories’ excruciating predicament. If it showed one thing it’s that the Wildrose is not the only conservative political party with a Lake of Fire problem, and it considerably reduces the heat, as it were, on them.

After all, with a single injudicious appearance, Mr. McIver has destroyed two years of concerted efforts by PC strategists to brand the Wildrose Party as a bunch of homophobic loons.

King Solomon, who is reputed to have been quite wise, probably didn’t have the name of any particular parade in mind, but his proverbial advice might be something conservative Alberta politicians may wish to keep in mind just the same: Pride goeth before destruction.

http://albertadiary.ca/2014/06/pride-goeth-before-destruction-tory-leadership-candidate-ric-mcivers-already-slim-chances-fall-into-a-burnin-lake-of-fire.html


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 23:38
 
McIver draws fire for part in march with anti-gay group PDF Print E-mail
Written by Calgary Herald   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00
 

EDMONTON — Albertans will decide whether it was a mistake for Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver to support a march led by a vocally anti-gay religious group, says one of his contest rivals.

Thomas Lukaszuk said Monday he has turned down invitations to participate in events involving the street ministry headed by controversial pastor Artur Pawlowski because it promotes views that are not inclusive of all Albertans.

But Lukaszuk declined to call on McIver to drop out of the leadership race over his participation in the March for Jesus in Calgary last weekend.

“That decision actually has to be made by Albertans,” he told reporters in Edmonton.

However, the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta issued a statement Monday condemning participation in the march by party members.

While it didn’t name McIver, it stated that “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,” said the statement from party president Jim McCormick.

McIver cut the ribbon to start the annual march organized by Pawlowski, who claimed last year’s flood in southern Alberta was caused, in part, by God’s unhappiness over homosexuality.

“He is weeping for the perversions of homosexuality,” Pawlowski wrote in his blog.

McIver responded to a social media storm with a statement Monday on Facebook that explained he was merely celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians.

“If chosen premier, I do and will continue to defend equality rights for all Albertans as defined in the Charter, including sexual orientation,” he stated. “I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals, without exception.”

A spokesman for leadership candidate Jim Prentice said he “stands firmly against any form of intolerance, and his record over a lifetime shows that.”

Justice Minister Jonathan Denis was also caught up in the Twitter outrage when a letter he wrote in 2012 commending Pawlowski’s March for Jesus was posted.

His office said he was photographed with Pawlowski in 2012, but has never participated in March for Jesus events.

“At the time of the photo, he believed the walk was an opportunity for believers to publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ,” his office said in an email. “Minister Denis finds the language used on the website . . . to be deeply offensive and does not share those views or beliefs.”

Mount Royal University political analyst David Taras said the situation is highly problematic for McIver’s leadership campaign.

“We’ve seen what happens in Alberta politics when you identify with causes that are inflammatory and repugnant to large parts of the population,” Taras said. “It goes to inclusiveness. . . . He’s put a question mark on himself.”

NDP MLA Rachel Notley said the controversy will remind Albertans of similar views that came to light during the last provincial election involving a Wildrose candidate who blogged that homosexuals will perish in a lake of fire.

“Many Albertans are frustrated when they see that kind of debate and conversation getting as much time and attention as it does here in this province, because most Albertans believe in equality,” Notley said. “What Mr. McIver’s actions demonstrate more clearly than anything else could have is that the Conservative party is almost indistinguishable from the Wildrose party.”

Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman said McIver made a “big mistake” that reflects badly on the PC party and all politicians.

“To participate in a public event with a group that openly promotes hatred . . . is wrong in so many ways because we expect our government officials to be leaders,” she said. “Shame on you Minister McIver. You should know better.”

In September, the Tories will select a new leader, who will automatically become Alberta’s next premier.

With files from James Wood and Don Braid, Calgary Herald and Mariam Ibrahim, Edmonton Journal

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/alberta/McIver+taking+heat+from+sides+after+March+Jesus/9944538/story.html

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:18
 
Ric McIver should apologize, denounce group’s anti-gay statements: Profs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Metro   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

By Metro

Ric McIver’s long-term political aspirations could be in jeopardy, warn political analysts, as tensions continue to simmer over his participation in a weekend Calgary march organized by a preacher with anti-gay views.

“It’s one of those things where’s he’s kind of trapped,” said Mount Royal University’s David Taras on the outlook for McIver, one of three vying for the Tory leadership job. “If he continues to discuss it and it gets worse, he sinks deeper . . . if he says nothing, of course, it’s just deafening and you fall into a trap of your own silence.”

Taras said, however, if he were in the aspiring ex-cabinet’s minsters shoes, “I would call a news conference and I think there are apologies that are needed.”

On Sunday, McIver posted a photo to Twitter commenting on the flags at the annual March for Jesus. He’s taken part in the event the past four years.

But the march’s organizer, notorious Calgary Street Church preacher Artur Pawlowski, has blamed 2013′s historic flooding partially on the “perversions of homosexuality,” and an online posting advertising the march claimed last year the city’s streets “were flooded with people of wrong sexual preferences.”

McIver did post a statement to Facebook Monday in which he said “Albertans have the right to live their lives as they choose,” but inquiries for an interview put in for a second time Tuesday were not returned.

Lori Williams, a fellow Mount Royal political scientist, said McIver likely entered the Tory race with “longer-term ambitions,” noting he would be a long-shot to top perceived frontrunner Jim Prentice.

But she said criticism of his ties to Street Church could cause permanent damage.

“If it doesn’t go away then, I think, he’s going to have to very explicitly denounce the comments by Pawlowski and some of his preaching and (the remarks) on that website,” she said.

But Craig Chandler, a political activist and three-time participant in the March for Jesus, said he’s not sure many of those partaking in the event even know who Pawlowski is or his views on homosexuality.

He said the event is generally advertised on community church bulletin boards, but conceded it may be time for the Calgary Christian community to delve a little deeper into who’s steering the annual march.

“This isn’t about Street Church, this isn’t about Art,” he said.

Stephen Wright, president of Pride Calgary, said he believes even if McIver attempts to remedy the situation, it may be “too little too late.”

“He should have researched what he was going to . . . I think it’s damaged is credibility as a candidate,” Wright said, noting the organization has no record of the long-time municipal and provincial politician partaking in their annual Pride Parade.

Many critics of McIver’s allegiance to Pawlowski were quick to dub it “Lake of Fire 2.0,” a reference to what’s now viewed largely as a campaign gaffe by Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith when she opted against condemning remarks from one of the party’s candidates in 2012. Many believe that move cost her that year’s election.

Speaking to Newstalk 770′s Kingkade & Kelly show Tuesday, Smith called the Street Church group “extreme,” noting they once verbally attacked her for visiting a Hindu temple.

“They have absolute intolerance for everyone . . . Albertans want their political leaders to stand up and be strong in the face of intolerance,” Smith said. “We are a very tolerant society, a very tolerant party, but you can’t be tolerant of this kind of ridiculous statement and this kind of intolerance.”

The PC Party has also issued a statement vouching for inclusive values, but stopped short of taking a shot at McIver.

http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1069355/ric-mciver-should-apologize-denounce-anti-gay-statements-profs/

 
Problematic Pandering from our Potential Premiers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rob Breakenridge   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

by robbreakenridge • June 17, 2014

Further to yesterday’s story, my latest Calgary Herald column looks at the controversy swirling around Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver – and, to a lesser extent, Jim Prentice:

It’s not surprising that the would-be leaders of the Progressive Conservative party are appealing to past glory. The current state of the party is nothing to write home about, and so it makes sense to hearken back to the glory days. And while a Klein-era fiscal approach might be worthy of resurrecting, the last thing Alberta needs is the Klein-era pandering to religious and social conservatives.

Such voters still exist, though, and to win the Tory leadership, candidates are eager to secure every last vote they can find. No doubt there were some in attendance at the March for Jesus who appreciated McIver’s involvement and will now set forth to buy a Tory membership.

And while McIver might be the most obvious in trying to woo religious conservatives, he is not alone. During a candidates’ forum last Thursday, the issue of Section 11.1 of the Human Rights Act came up. Albertans might be more familiar with the name of the legislation that ushered in the change: Bill 44.

That section allows parents to pull their children out of classes if and when issues of sexuality or sexual orientation are being discussed. Of course, parents have always had the right to pull their kids out of class if they object to the subject matter. Section 11.1 requires that written notice be provided ahead of time, which is more about discouraging such topics than empowering parents.

While Thomas Lukaszuk called for a “robust discussion” over that provision, McIver vowed to fight to defend it. Jim Prentice also pledged to preserve Section 11.1. Whether these two really believe in this law or are simply pandering to those who support it is rather beside the point: the end result is the same.

The rest here. Further thoughts from me on this subject here.

Additionally, I had the chance last night to speak with leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk about these matters:

http://planetalberta.com/2014/06/problematic-pandering-from-our-potential-premiers/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 02:06
 
Breakenridge: Potential premiers shouldn’t pander to religious right PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rob Breakenridge   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

By Rob Breakenridge, Calgary Herald June 17, 2014

As Calgary marks the anniversary of the devastating flood of 2013, discussion will no doubt turn to why a vengeful God turned his wrath on our city and how we might appease this deity to avoid such smiting in the future.

Just kidding, no it won’t.

Well, in some circles it might. On the website of Calgary’s Street Church, for example, you’ll find a handy explanation of how God flooded Calgary because of legalized abortion and the “perversions of homosexuality” and such.

It just so happens that the Street Church held its annual March for Jesus this past Sunday. The event is described as a counter to the annual Calgary Pride parade, wherein the city’s streets are “flooded with people of wrong sexual preferences” who are “provoking greatly the wrath of the Living God.”

The most charitable thing to say at this point is that everyone is entitled to their own views. That, however, is a separate question from whether one should pander to those with such views.

That question is now being asked of PC leadership candidate Ric McIver. The former alderman and cabinet minister — who is no doubt familiar with Street Church from its many run-ins with city hall — is under fire for opening and participating in Sunday’s March for Jesus. He even tweeted a picture from the event.

In response to the ensuing furor, McIver released a statement on the controversy. He spoke of celebrating the diversity of Alberta, and distanced himself from the views of Street Church. He did not, however, criticize or condemn their hatred and intolerance.

If a particular group is opposed to diversity (the Street Church is also not fond of political leaders “praying to foreign gods”), then hobnobbing with them is a pretty lousy way of promoting diversity. Playing the diversity card, however, is a cop-out. McIver knew full well what he was doing and with whom, and it’s all about getting votes.

It’s not surprising that the would-be leaders of the Progressive Conservative party are appealing to past glory. The current state of the party is nothing to write home about, and so it makes sense to hearken back to the glory days. And while a Klein-era fiscal approach might be worthy of resurrecting, the last thing Alberta needs is the Klein-era pandering to religious and social conservatives.

Such voters still exist, though, and to win the Tory leadership, candidates are eager to secure every last vote they can find. No doubt there were some in attendance at the March for Jesus who appreciated McIver’s involvement and will now set forth to buy a Tory membership.

And while McIver might be the most obvious in trying to woo religious conservatives, he is not alone. During a candidates’ forum last Thursday, the issue of Section 11.1 of the Human Rights Act came up. Albertans might be more familiar with the name of the legislation that ushered in the change: Bill 44.

That section allows parents to pull their children out of classes if and when issues of sexuality or sexual orientation are being discussed. Of course, parents have always had the right to pull their kids out of class if they object to the subject matter. Section 11.1 requires that written notice be provided ahead of time, which is more about discouraging such topics than empowering parents.

While Thomas Lukaszuk called for a “robust discussion” over that provision, McIver vowed to fight to defend it. Jim Prentice also pledged to preserve Section 11.1. Whether these two really believe in this law or are simply pandering to those who support it is rather beside the point: the end result is the same.

The “lake of fire” types have been rightfully marginalized in Alberta. It would be disappointing — not to mention ironic — if the Tory leadership race were to once again give them influence.

The Rob Breakenridge Show airs weeknights from 9 to 11 p.m. on NewsTalk 770. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/op-ed/Breakenridge+Potential+premiers+shouldn+pander/9944547/story.html

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 17:07
 
Alberta Thought Police PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

Edmonton – CTV NEWS

It sure was a sad state of affairs today. I watched a CTV news video today that shocked me. I am at a loss to understand where our society has missed the mark and has taken such a diverse turn towards immoral stupidity.

Ric-McIver-300x225A very good solid man in Alberta being hurt by the new age thought police. Ric may have associated with, yes, Christians. Those bad and dirty Christians.

Ric McIver, a prominent and well respected Albertan and quite possibly our next Provincial Premier was at the centre of a “politically incorrect” newscast today (June 18, 2014) that reveals the truth about what and where the world view has slid. It shows that society no longer has valid moral standards to which we judge our good citizens. Good citizens are now made to look bad by someone else’s world view, regardless if it passes the acumen test for being moral, solid, and true.

The following person made one of the most idiotic and moronic statements I have heard in decades.  His name: Kristopher Wells, His comment was in essence, that McIVer is the company he keeps, and in this case (Christians) are really bad company. Does anyone even listen to the words these intolerant (for other opinions) people make? Obviously Dr. Wells has no tolerance for the Christian Community and the positive things that they do.  Helping the needy, the less fortunate, and in the case of this story, this group helps underprivileged children. The Calgary March for Jesus is a great organization and is made out to be a bunch of intolerant bigots. Mr. Wells is wrong, he is misguided and in dire need of reading our charter of rights and freedoms. Mr. Wells, is it a surprise that Christians hold to the view that creator placed boundaries and rules for the fulfilment of our sexual life and pleasure? Is this some sort of news flash?  Is it also news to you that there is MORE to a Christian foundation than that one view you pull out to exploit?  Mr. Wells, I have to be honest here.  You make me and logical sensible people quite sick to our stomach.

KWells-300x216Dr. Kristopher Wells has decided to make his own rules, his own agenda, and his own standards based on his own unknown platform of truth (?) and acumen. Not so fast Dr. Wells. You are deliberately injuring a good person and slagging and entire GOOD organization!. You are as guilty as those you have condemned as bad people. Shame on you for not having any legitimate acumen.

As I watched the broadcast, the reporter even made me sicker.  The reporter, Serena Mah made a wildly inappropriate statement that is unworthy of a GOOD news reporter.  She stated that she called Mr. McIver’s office for an interview, and within a gasping sigh, she said she was still waiting.  For heaven’s sake, the story was only Serena, your style of reporting is underhanded and not worthy of a reporter with integrity. I must assume you find integrity an inconvenience in propelling your career forward? Shame.hours old.  She could have only called Ric’s office hours ago.  She made it sound like Ric had something to hide and was avoiding the interview request.  So, between bad Paul Joseph Goebbel’s style reporting (the subtle things are powerful) and a Dr. that should rethink his world view, is it any wonder that life, morality, truth are losing the culture war?  Perhaps, we have already lost the culture war to this sort of blatant twisting of truth into a story making good people look bad.  I find people like Serena Mah and Kristopher Wells guilty of hanging innocent people that actually do great things for the community and people.  

I find it disgusting that people like these and those that are offended by Ric McIver’s attendance of the March for Jesus event foist their homosexual agenda AHEAD of people that need food, a home, love, medical attention, an education, and other necessities of life that the rest of us take for granted.  Is sexual behaviour that opposes biological sense and anthropological sense, really that important you feel you need to trample on the less fortunate?  Shame on the entire homosexual community if that is true then.  I was neither pro-gay nor was I anti-gay.  I find that combative and promotes a stupid we-they siege mentality.  I acknowledged that the bedroom behaviour exists and I also acknowledged my Christian view point on it.  I was not prepare to create a dichotomous situation of it on our website.  There is enough of that on the web as it is.  However, when the “pop-culture” and “gay community” promotes attacks on good people like this,  It is on!  

You people would destroy a very good man’s career and benefit to our society because he does (or simply may not) hold all the same view points that you do?  That is thought control!  That is the thought police in action!  George Orwell was correct in his novel “1984″.  He was so correct. I hope we are not the only few on the entire planet that can see through this think skin of truth stuffed with an evil and sinister agenda. There, I said it. Take me to the thought police for cultural re-education I guess!  Bring it.

serena-mah-300x189Serena Mah – exhibiting poor judgement in her reporting tactics. An obvious attempt to make the office of Ric McIver APPEAR uncooperative by stretching her, “I am still waiting” comment. What a sad method to propel one’s career forward. Shame on you Serena.

Serena Mah exhibiting poor and unbecoming reporter skills with her obvious mistake in her style of presenting her story. I guess, whatever it takes to propel a career forward huh?I have never ever supported disrespectful treatment of any human being.  I never was pro-gay, and in fact have for years befriended many, fought for their rights along side of them and supported their stand against abuse from bigots.  Now, the table seems turned.  Those that I have helped are on the war path with a incorrect agenda and are taking no prisoners.  They will destroy anyone that does not hold to their world view based on no God or a “modified” God.

Sorry guys and gals.  I can not support a lie.  I can not support a sin that you willingly partake in.  Not any longer.  Not when I see the dirty tactics you use to destroy good people. 

Further, you need to watch this video by CTV with Dr. Kristopher Wells and make your own determination.  In my opinion, both persons in this video are misguided and are misleading the audience with severe untruths and, yes lies.  Dr. Wells, you are not telling the entire truth and are definitely need some re-education in moral standards.  Mr. Wells and so many others probably really do not see the light of truth as their own minds are so clouded in their love for darkness more.  It truly is sad.  A behaviour, becoming an identity and good people being burned at the homosexual stake. Yes, Alberta has its own Thought Police and it is spreading throughout North America. If any actor, politician, celebrity or well known person does not say and think exactly like the “pop-culture” reformers (Dr. Kristopher Wells and others), they will be nabbed and dragged through the media mud. They may lose their job, position or reputation if they are not “right-thinking” in accordance to the new moral standards based on a Godless world.  The only way to redeem themselves is to do what poor Barrack Obama was required to do.  That is, to go to a politically correct new-age reformed world view re-education camp for thought adjustment. The Alberta Thought Police are alive and well.

http://www.theacumensociety.com/alberta-thought-police/

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