Saturday, February 28, 2009

Made me laugh

Pastor Bill Cwirla through a blog post of his sent me to - it is a site of satire focusing on Christianity. Some like satire and parody - some don't. I do. So, check the site out if you dare.
Here is an example of what I found on the site. It made me laugh. I'll likely dig up some more... Thanks Pr. Cwirla for the link! Click the pic to enlarge it...

Friday, February 6, 2009

This will be interesting to see how it plays out!

OTTAWA — A Treasury Board employee has told the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) his union’s anti-heterosexism policy creates a hostile, anti-Catholic work environment.
Dave MacDonald said the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) “zero tolerance policy toward heterosexism” is a “personal affront to my security in the workplace and to my beliefs as a Catholic,” in a written brief to the CHRC filed Dec. 23.
“This policy not only states that there is zero tolerance for behaviours that are determined to be heterosexist, but that there is zero tolerance for holding beliefs determined to be heterosexist,” he argued.
“As a Catholic, faithful to the teaching of the Church, I am by their definition a heterosexist.”

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Legalized Polygamy Coming to a Canada Near You...

The leaders of the Mormon group in Bountiful, BC were arrested in January for polygamy. According to a CBC report - "Blackmore and James Oler were charged with one count each on Tuesday of breaching Section 293 of the Criminal Code — which bans polygamy — by entering into a conjugal relationship with more than one individual at a time."

When I heard the news that day I immediately asked - "now how long until polygamy is legalized in Canada?" We have already redefined marriage in Canada to include same sex partners. Marriage is now seen as a legal contract that can be negotiated and defined as we deem fit. The definition of marriage was changed because it was seen as discriminatory to limit marriage to only those in a male/female relationship. The rights of same sex couples were being abused and therefore marriage must be extended to those in same sex relationships also. And, so it is in Canada.
So, as far as I see it, how is it not discriminatory to limit marriage to those who are in a relationship with more than "one individual?" What about the rights of the polygamist? Does he not also have rights? Of course he does. By this logic, and I see it as unavoidable, polygamy will be legal in Canada shortly. The only way polygamy will not be legalized is if the argument is made that it is not "good" or we "don't like it" or "marriage has never been defined that way in Western culture." Of course, none of those arguments held up against same sex marriage in Canada - so it certainly will not hold up against polygamy.
So, polygamy is coming to Canada. What does this mean? I am curious to find out. I suspect we may have some people from Utah making the move North.
However, the question that keeps popping into my mind - what next? We have created marriage in our own image. Same sex couples. Soon to be polygamy. What next? I can't imagine.