Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Boissoin Hearing Update - What The RightWing Web Says...

First, here's CBC's update for the day, but it's slightly incomplete, and omits a key piece from the news broadcast this afternoon - when the updates appear on CBC's website. (or another site).

I went trundling around the underbelly of the internet to see what the freepi are saying about this.

Over at "Free Dominion", we find the expected silliness.

Up at "Project Alberta", we find our favorite nomination candidate publishing a letter on behalf of Concerned Christians Canada:

Dear Editor:

The media attempts to sway public opinion by hand picking the facts. Stephen Boissoin has been attacked mercilessly for airing the unpopular religious belief that homosexuality is sinful and unhealthy and that the promotion of such behavior is detrimental to some of the most vulnerable and most easily influenced members of our society. Continuing to compare Pastor Boissoin with KKK leader David Duke is slanderous and appalling. Pastor Boissoin took exception to the public education system feeding children an ideology which he felt was clearly not neutral, but rather encourages them to believe in a form of relationship and family that is contrary to God’s plan. If the school system started indoctrinating students in any given religious belief system the homosexual community would be enraged insisting that their tax dollars not be used in such a way. The Calgary Herald owes Pastor Boissoin and apology.

Sincerely,
Jim Blake
National Chairman
Concerned Christians Canada
www.concernedchristians.ca


Let's just consider this for a moment.

According to Blake, Boissoin is being compared to KKK leader David Duke.

Fact Check:

No, they weren't comparing him to David Duke, they were pointing out that Duke had spoken out in support of Boissoin.

Sorry, but stating a fact is not slanderous - not unless the definition of libel has changed dramatically.

Next, Blake's insane letter reads:

Pastor Boissoin took exception to the public education system feeding children an ideology which he felt was clearly not neutral, but rather encourages them to believe in a form of relationship and family that is contrary to God’s plan.


Ummm...that's only part of the picture. Boissoin's letter made a raft of accusations about GLBT (and gay males in particular) that were patently false. (starting with trying to claim that gays are pedophiles, among others...) Had Boissoin only commented on education materials, that would be a different issue I think.

If the school system started indoctrinating students in any given religious belief system the homosexual community would be enraged insisting that their tax dollars not be used in such a way.


Fact Check: Alberta has a publicly funded Catholic school system, and at least one school division is starting a Christian program this fall.

Oh yes, last fact check - Jim Blake is also Chandler's "communications chair" for his nomination campaign...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The concerned Christians Canada rep Jim Blake wrote:

"The media attempts to sway public opinion by hand picking the facts. Stephen Boissoin has been attacked mercilessly for airing the unpopular religious belief that homosexuality is sinful and unhealthy and that the promotion of such behavior is detrimental to some of the most vulnerable and most easily influenced members of our society."


What a F'n hypocrit! Last time I checked, it was the CCC's "Electronic Bully" Craig Chandler who has been found to have breached the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council's code of conduct for not only handpicking the facts, but also for distorting the facts.

Let's be clear: The complaint against Boission is not because he
"expressed his opinions or views; it's because he exposed gays to "hatred and contempt", and, in the report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, "appeared to promote violence".

Inciting hysteria to recruit members and to fraudulenty solicit donations is the only reason I can think of for the way Blake, Chandler and the CCC have been handpicking the facts to distort the truth.

Would they support similar attacks and "declaration of war" against
Jews, or blacks??