Savage went onto say:
"[Y]ou may say, 'Why should we care about homosexuals trying to destroy families through the mock marriage that they perform in order to mock God, the church, the family, children, the fetus, the DNA of the human species? Why should we care about it while we have a financial meltdown?' Because the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street is directly related to the moral downturn in the United States of America."
Savage does more here: "[T]he government has no right to force people to accept homosexual marriage. It is why the West is dying. It is why we're melting down as a nation. It is why there is no -- why we have almost negative childbirth rate except amongst illegal aliens."
Who needs Jerry Falwell when we can count on hate mongering lunatics to go even further. It seems no matter how ridicules the things these talk radio folks get, many average Americans believe them. He has over 8.25 million regular listeners each week.
No radio station in Canada would allow this man to host a show. Not that they don't want too, they are afraid of being accused with spreading hate. And its good they are scared. And that brings me to why you should be concerned as well.
Its no secret right wing conservatives and their religious friends want to eliminate or drastically restrain the powers of the provincial and federal human rights tribunals. By in large they see these tribunals as interfering in the expression of views like those of Michael Savage.
A majority Harper government will make changes to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Those changes will not be for the better, they will be sold as making the Tribunal more accountable. The changes will in fact be to make the Tribunal less effective in addressing alleged wrongs, freeing the far right to continue, less burdened in their effort, to demonize immigrants, gays, aboriginals and the disabled.
Combine this with Harper's attempt to change the face of the Courts through a new Conservative appointed review committee for nominations, recent changes to legislation that gives government the right to refuse to fund film projects that may be critical of the government, tell stories of gay relationships or struggles faced by immigrants to this country, and you can see we are headed toward an American style Human rights system and the perennial battles faced there.
These are but a few examples of Harper's actions and or likely steps his majority government will take. It is vital that Canadians understand just how far Stephen Harper and the Conservatives will go to change this country.
see this Stephen Harper and the rising clout of Canada's religious right
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