By Letter to the Editor on July 9, 2014.
Re: “Ric McIver apologizes,” Herald, June 20.
That seems to happen a lot nowadays.
This political correctness garbage has gone way too far. What happened to free speech? Our right to assembly? Can’t we say or do anything any more without some sissified bureaucrat telling us what we can or cannot do?
I thought the PC Party of Alberta was still a little bit redneck. But alas, they have all become so-called politically correct. Mr. McIver really didn’t have to apologize for anything. What I find so amazing is that the homosexuals didn’t request Mr. McIver to apologize. It’s his own party that forced him to. And a party that preaches equality for all, by forcing him to apologize, has made him somehow less equal than others.
Anyway, Mr. McIver had every right to participate in this parade. Equality, remember? However, he caved in under pressure. Not very good leader material, I would say. He also mentioned that he attends Sikhs’, Muslims’, Hindus’ and Jews’ events. As far as I know, all these organizations are opposed to homosexuality and same-sex marriages. So I guess there are a lot more apologies forthcoming.
George Van Bostelen