Saudi Arabia is (not) so gay! John Baird sentenced to 600 word lashes

In Canada it is not libelous to call someone a homosexual, for the simple reason that homosexuality is nothing to be embarrassed about – it is, quite rightly, considered neither a good nor a bad thing. It just is.

In that respect, the notion of “outing” a gay person in Canada becomes somewhat moot, because sexual preference is no longer such a big deal. For example, Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister, John Baird, is a homosexual. That’s hardly news, which might be why not a single major media outlet in Canada, including the CBC, reports this fact. However, there is a political angle: the Conservative party would rather not broadcast Mr. Baird’s sexual orientation for fear of losing support among its socially conservative base.

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  • Alain

    Well being a member of that base I must say it matters not in the least, although I am aware that others will not agree. What matters is how any member of government carries out his or her duties, which boils down to the extent to which he or she represents their constituents. If a politician in government does what is best for Canada, I personally don’t care, in fact it really is none of my business, about his or her sex life, assuming it does not involve what is illegal. I do not glorify homosexuality nor find it the norm, but I am aware that it exists and provided it is not the in-your-face extremist type I really am not interested nor care.

    • Me too.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It does matter to me.
      One of the hammers the Liberal/NDP/Green parties use to demonize Conservatives, all conservatives, is that we are all racist homophobes.
      If the media ‘outed’ Baird it would run counter to The Narrative.
      Scott Brison was an opportunistic douchebag who used that hammer to justify crossing the floor to gain a Liberal cabinet post when the media were forecasting a Martin super majority that would last decades.
      John Baird, on the other hand, went to work to help build the Conservative party that governs Canada today.
      It’s a credit to him that he’s never played the gay card to advance himself politically.

      • moraywatson

        I agree with all you said, however I take exception to the idea that someone who does something expected deserves “credit”. I respect him for being honourable, but I don’t praise him for it.

      • b_marco

        If the media ‘outed’ Baird it would run counter to The Narrative.

        Yep it’s that and the article linked is an attempted preemption.

  • mauser 98

    lotsa pooftas in Saudi… leave soap on shower floor

    • Cripes!

    • moraywatson

      Cereal rapists!

    • ntt1

      What a bizarre picture.Where on earth did you find it?, was there any context?

  • moraywatson

    Well you can conclude whatever you want when you just make it up.

  • Minicapt

    “… same corporate military interests that drive this agenda …” The writer may be creating his narrative beyond the possibilities of the facts in the case.

    Cheers

  • b_marco

    In order to believe Baird hasn’t gone public because the CPC is afraid of alienating their base it’s necessary to believe that the media is in the tank for the conservatives.

  • DD_Austin

    Socially Conservative reads like national socialist

    Foreign marxist crap from south of the Rio grande

  • Karmel

    I don’t think Canadian born conservatives are as homophobic as most liberals would like to believe. I have some friends who are immigrants who still find homosexuality strange. I keep telling them, your child may not grow up to be straight. How would you feel about homosexuality then.

  • Maxsteele

    So wait. The Conservatives have a Gay politician in a cabinet post, he is quite capable and doing a bang up job, but some how they do not want it known he is gay? That’s the angle they are trying to stretch and imply the Conservative party is homophobic for doing so. Wow, Orwell would be happy on this complete pretzel twist of the truth.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It reminds me of the first Star Trek series when they find a computer causing harm.

      Nomad episode:
      From Kirk’s reasoning, Nomad is caught in a logic loop, and executes its primary function on itself. It begins self-destruction, it’s voice rising in pitch. Seconds after transport, an explosion is detected and Nomad is no more.

      Landru episode:
      Kirk and Spock ask Landru difficult questions it’s never had to answer, about whether creating the good is really creating evil. Convincing it that it’s the evil, it must destroy the evil and it does, exploding in a burst of pyrotechnics.