Category Archives: Big Virtue Signalling

Christie Blatchford: Living in a country where you daren’t be anything but gay friendly

These days, those who don’t embrace the full spectrum of gay and transgender life are often silenced

I read a plaintive piece the other day by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the organization that takes on some of the most unpopular causes around and represents some of the sometimes eccentric individuals who otherwise would be steamrolled by the state.

Carpay was reflecting on how what he calls the “leave-me-alone, respect-my-privacy” libertarianism of the early gay rights movement of the 1960s has morphed into a movement to compel, often through state power, universal approval of homosexuality and, more recently, gender fluidity and the transgender.

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Nova Scotia university’s probe of controversial professor intensifies free-speech debate

HALIFAX — A small-town university in Atlantic Canada has been thrust into the epicentre of a national debate about free speech on campus, amid new allegations a controversial professor has made “racist and transphobic comments” in class.

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Federal transgender inmates to be housed, addressed according to their gender identity

OTTAWA — Changes to the way the federal prison system treats transgender prisoners mean offenders will now be placed in a men’s or women’s facility, based on how they self-identify.

Correctional staff must also address transgender inmates by their preferred name and pronoun and offenders will be allowed to shop for both men’s or women’s items from the correctional service’s approved catalogue, regardless of their anatomy or the gender on their identification documents.

These changes come after the federal government added “gender identity and expression” to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act last June.

I hope correctional services go on strike over this crap.

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Minnesota filmmakers to appeals court: Don’t allow govt to control our stories

From CBA Online:

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pair of Minnesota filmmakers filed their opening brief on appeal in a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows the government to control the stories they tell. The law allows Minnesota to punish Carl and Angel Larsen and the company they own, Telescope Media Group, with fines and jail time if they create wedding films consistent with their faith while declining to create wedding films promoting contrary views.

From Alliance Defending Freedom:

ST. LOUIS – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pair of Minnesota filmmakers filed their opening brief on appeal Friday in a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows the government to control the stories they tell. The law allows Minnesota to punish the Larsens with fines and jail time if they create wedding films consistent with their faith while declining to create wedding films promoting contrary views.

Carl and Angel Larsen and the company they own, Telescope Media Group, asked a federal district court for an injunction that would suspend enforcement of the law against them while their case proceeds. The court denied that request and instead ruled in favor of the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which means the Larsens have to continue censoring their own speech about marriage to avoid violating the law. The Larsens then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and are asking it to reinstate their lawsuit. More.

Reality check: Christians who vote for progressive government, in the United States or Canada, will certainly get more of it.

See also: News of CBC shaming large families reaches the States Reality check: How can I tell Brandon Morse that Canadians are generally so supine that large families vote Liberal and continue to fund the CBC that promotes shaming them?

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Pediatrician: Revealing Your Baby’s Sex Might Traumatize Him, Because Trans

In the November 2017 issue of Pediatrics, Dr. Leena Nahata, a pediatric endocrinologist at the highly ranked Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, sounds the alarm about the “gender reveal” phenomenon. She warns that a sonogram posted to Facebook, or a party to announce the unborn child’s sex, is a hazard to “pediatric health.” So is the traditional delivery room cry of “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” Why? Because “there are scenarios in which a sex assignment may later be questioned or reversed, leading to a significant amount of distress.”

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The misguided politics of virtue signalling

One of the most amusing ways of seeing how out of touch major parties and leading politicians are with the majority of the population is watching their virtue signalling go awry.

In the top tier of the velvet virtue signalling cake you have self-obsessed, blinkered, ignorant government elites. Currently, the majority of these shameful tiers lean to the left.

Then there is an unsavoury tier of business elites and organisations who live amidst the encouraging echoes of their own tier and above.

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Trudeau to offer formal apology for LGBTQ persecution

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Justin Trudeau will rise in the House of Commons on Nov. 28 to offer a historic apology to Canadians who were criminally prosecuted or dismissed from the military or public service because they were gay.

The Prime Minister’s apology is expected to be the most comprehensive ever offered by any national government for past persecution of sexual minorities.

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Alberta ‘unconstitutional’ bill pushing LGBT agenda in schools faces legal challenge once it becomes law

A legal group is ready to launch a Charter challenge to the Alberta NDP government’s radical “gay-straight alliance” bill when it becomes law.

“It’s a breach of the public trust for government to knowingly pass legislation which is unconstitutional,” says Jay Cameron, lawyer for the Calgary-based Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).

“And this law is clearly unconstitutional.”

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I called a trans boy a girl by mistake and it may cost me my job

A teacher has been suspended and could face the sack after he ‘accidentally’ called a transgender pupil a ‘girl’ in class when the student identifies as a boy.

Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, who teaches maths at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire, said ‘Well done girls’ to the teenager and a friend when he spotted them working hard.

He apologised when corrected by the pupil, but six weeks later he was suspended from teaching after the pupil’s mother lodged a complaint.

Following an investigation, he has been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing this week to face misconduct charges for ‘misgendering’.

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