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Click the image above to visit the March for Jesus website and learn about the upcoming march in Warsaw May 2013.

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Magen David Adom

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Click the image above to visit the Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDA) website. Christian Friends of Magen David Adom website.

Street Church Comic 3

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Street Church Comic 2

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Street Church Comic


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Another victory for Artur Pawlowski and Street Church!

Do you remember the story from last year called “Guilty by Association”. The three of us, Sheldon Wrubleski, Nick Bicak and myself went to the Body, Soul & Spirit expo that was held down at the Big Four building on the Calgary Stampede grounds.

Around 5:30PM a number of armed police officers along side...


“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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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

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. 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.;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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Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:43
Is the March for Jesus a walk for hate? PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

Jun 18, 2014

One provincial PC leadership candidate is twisting in the wind right now after badly fouling up at a Christian rally on the weekend.

Ric McIver, MLA for the constituency of Calgary-Hays, appeared at the March for Jesus held in Cowtown’s Millennium Park last weekend. Seems harmless enough, doesn’t it? It was until some social advocates looked into the group behind the March for Jesus.

It seems the group sponsoring said walk is not exactly the warm, welcoming and compassionate throng one might expect so closely linked with the Lord. The march website, for example, offers up blog posts that live up to a bigoted, small-minded stereotype. One post accused LGBT people, for example, of being hedonistic Satan worshipers.

As Global News pointed out Monday, another group supporting the March for Jesus, Street Church Ministries, had plenty of venomous, hateful comments about the floods that hit Alberta last summer. Similar to the approach taken by some American fundamentalist Christians when New Orleans was flooded some years back, the SCM stated that last year’s Alberta floods were the result of a wrathful God.

Among the crimes Albertans were being punished for, according to SCM, were the 10,000 abortions per year performed in this province and, apparently, the fact that gays and lesbians are allowed to walk down public streets.

It’s astounding how people on one hand espouse a Christian philosophy of compassion, non-judgment and forgiveness, and on the other stream an ideology of pure intolerance and hate.

One has to wonder why McIver, who wants to represent Albertans from all walks of life, would support such a movement by appearing at its event. So, what did the leadership candidate have to say about all of this?

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, McIver stated that all Albertans, apparently including the March for Jesus and SCM, are allowed to believe what they wish, although he may not agree with them – or something to that effect.

As Alberta grapples with another leadership vacuum, pundits are suggesting the province needs a new direction from a leader with a clear vision for the future and which includes men and women of all faiths and walks of life.

Hopefully McIver's biggest error here was in not doing his homework before becoming involved with this group and he now needs to clearly distance himself from it. Posting on Facebook that “this statement clears up any doubts about my commitment to the rights and freedoms of all Albertans, in the past, in the present and in my intentions for the future” isn't good enough.

And it’s not only his commitment that’s in doubt. It’s his judgment.

Media trying to manufacture scandal to demonize conservative PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

Postby Bill Whatcott » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:17 am


Ric McIver has very right to considerArtur Pawloski a friend and really the media can go shove it if they
don't like it. The media has no credibility to decide who one should associate with or who one should shun.
I would rather have Artur Pawlowski for a friend than a rabid feminist like Allison Redford.;t=10153&sid=5d21c922b888f796e77b779506ade4d2

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 18:57
Ric McIver tosses the PC Party’s ‘Lake of Fire’ trump card PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

mciver-l1The day after it was revealed that Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver attended and endorsed the March for Jesus, a group which has posted hateful homophobic rants on its website, Mr. McIver was nowhere to be found.

As a proud supporter of the March for Jesus and its organizers at the extreme religious Calgary Street Church, it was surprising that Mr. McIver was not defending his position yesterday. Street Church pastor Artur Pawlowski has publicly blamed last year’s southern Alberta floods on God’s unhappiness with homosexuality.

Instead of publicly defending his support, or denouncing the extreme elements in that organization, the former cabinet minister and Calgary MLA hid behind a Facebook comment, and an unclear one at that. It felt uncharacteristic for a leadership candidate who has painted himself as a populist conservative.

It seems that, once again, the PC Party has committed self-immolation by tossing away one of its strongest playing cards – the ability to paint the Wildrose Party as the province’s only ‘Lake of Fire‘ Party. While short-term Premier Dave Hancock is a moderate conservative, who participated in Edmonton’s Pride Parade last week, it is clear that the elements of the big-tent PC Party are not as supportive.

Even if, or perhaps more likely, when Mr. McIver is defeated by PC leadership frontrunner Jim Prentice, the damage could be hard to be undone.

As the last provincial election proved, these type of extreme views may have found a home in the mainstream views of Albertans 30 or 40 years ago, but do not represent the views of modern Albertans in 2014.

Meanwhile, Wildrose Party strategists are sitting back and watching as the PC Party help to make them look less scary in the minds of Albertans.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 20:30
Pride goeth before destruction: Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver’s already slim chances fall into a burnin’ Lake of Fire PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

by David Climenhaga on June 17, 2014


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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 23:38
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