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Harper's wingers push to reverse same-sex marriage in Canada

Graphic: Mike Tidmus.

While our AmTaliban is crowing for a Constitutional Convention to punish the homos, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wingnut faction of conservatives are making noise about rolling back marriage rights.

Canadian Blenders out there know that this effort is probably doomed to failure, but as we see here, these bible beating bigots are like cockroaches, you have to politically stomp them out of power, and the walls are full of these critters. The U.S. is exporting the bigotry, as Dobson and Co. are up there, spreading the pestilence of intolerance.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said earlier this month that the House of Commons will vote on a motion this fall seeking to reopen the law, and today’s rally will be the first outing in what is expected to be a months-long campaign by religious and ethnic groups that could see members of Parliament threatened at their nomination meetings and publicly attacked in advertisements.

The afternoon demonstration will include several busloads of Christians from Toronto, including representatives from the Chinese, Filipino, Jamaican and Spanish communities, said Warren Booth, an organizer with the group called Man and Woman Union.

…The website belonging to Man and Woman Union speaks of the ability of gays and lesbians to “convert back” to heterosexuality and warns that the family tree “dies” in a same-sex relationship.

“I just don’t understand what people don’t get,” Booth said. “If God says don’t do it, you don’t do it. For us it’s a no-brainer. It’s not a grey area, it’s black and white … What they’re doing is sinful in the eyes of the Lord. Don’t get mad at us, we’re the messengers.”

No brains, indeed.

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