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Thursday, March 02, 2006
The Centre for Cultural Renewal has distributed a brilliant analysis of the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal's bizarre Knights of Columbus ruling of last November. You might remember that the tribunal ruled, on one hand, that it was OK for the Knights not to rent their hall to a lesbian couple wanting to hold a wedding reception there; but, on the other hand, the tribunal fined the Knights for not being more accommodating.
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Thank you for this, very insightful.
Posted by: The Lord Protector | 2006-03-02 3:19:54 PM
Awesome stuff Terry. What ever happened to the guy that lost his job over this story?
Cotsco duck bobbed and weaved their way around the reasons for firing this guy if you remember.
Posted by: Servant | 2006-03-02 3:29:17 PM
I haven't had the time or the inclination yet to dig into the Costco angle. Perhaps now, with the new Lex View acting as a hook, the story suggestion might rise to the top of my "must do" file. Stay tuned.
Posted by: Terry O'Neill | 2006-03-02 3:32:53 PM
I happen to agree with the BC Human rights court in fact I wrote to them and also to all of the legislatures members of BC and I told them what their decision should be too and why in fairness.
The Catholics in contect now did not have to rent the hall to the lesbians and they were not coerced to still, but anyone personally bashing gays is always also unacceptable.
Posted by: Fore real | 2006-03-02 4:24:47 PM
Like many otheer courts, this one has become a joke. Why? Because of this nonsense of "human rights tribunal", hate speech, etc etc.
Posted by: Rémi houle | 2006-03-02 5:10:02 PM
Remi is right and these mock courts/tribunals should be terminated. They serve no real purpose, have nothing whatsoever to do with justice and are a complete waste of taxpayers' money.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-03-02 5:46:23 PM
When are our elected politicians going to give these unelected, so called "human rights tribunals" the order of the big boot? They are politically correct parasites feeding off taxpayers money and a threat to a free society.
Posted by: Stephen Gray | 2006-03-02 5:55:46 PM
And a waste of skin!
Posted by: PGP | 2006-03-02 10:05:36 PM
>Dictating the manner in which religious groups can deny providing services that would offend their conscience places unnecessary and offensive constraints around religious belief and practice. By distorting the analysis to provide a financial remedy for the Complainants, the tribunal undermines the religious liberty it purported to acknowledge and protect.
Oh the opression ! What heavy chains have been cast upon the conscience of religious groups !! What awful constraint it is to dictate to religious groups ....religious groups of all people, mind you .... that they must be nice and respectful in their business dealings.
Posted by: Nbob | 2006-03-03 12:37:00 AM
The principals in Costco California are major financial supporters of the homosexual life style
and same sex marriage. Their attitude towards a decision by a Roman Catholic charitable organization was prompted by efforts of two of their female employees to generate peer pressure
on fellow workers in the local Costco facility who objected to their homosexual life style. The
BC Human Rights Commission agreed with their complaint. Human Rights Commissions in Canada are
without exception flawed, and should be legally
terminated. In NB, the head of their HRC, refused
to provide an accounting to the Government which
created the entity in the first instance, ie; we
are above the authority of the Legislative Assembly, being too stupid to consider that the
government supplies "the money". There are equally bad horror stories in Nova Scotia whose
HRC is considered racist (which it is).Wrote to
Costco Canada and pointed out that immigrants
mostly from Ulster and Ireland, mostly Roman Catholic, brought significant political skills from across the water, including the process of
"boycott" - they also founded the Liberal Party.
and in association with American Catholics, founded the famed Knights of Columbus. If one is selling things to the public, one certainly does
not want about 60 million people pissed off with
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-03-03 4:06:25 AM
>> Like many other courts, this one has become a joke. Why? Because of this nonsense of "human rights tribunal", hate speech, etc etc.
>>When are our elected politicians going to give these unelected, so called "human rights tribunals" the order of the big boot? They are politically correct parasites feeding off taxpayers money and a threat to a free society.
They should rather use the police and put all of these abusive people who abuse others, promote hatred into the real jails now even if they are Jews, Christians, Muslims, Albertans.
Posted by: Canadian | 2006-03-03 9:55:59 AM
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