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Stephen Harper and the Religious Right

What is the religious right?

Update to Cranmer Foundation activist Mike Daley/Michael Bracci

My sincere thank you to Richard Bartholomew of  Barthlomew’s Notes on Religion for a followup on this post: The Anglican Right and the Cramner Foundation of Canada. A commenter pointed out that Mike Daley was really a fellow named Michael Gordon Bracci. Bracci went to the UK and resurfaced on Twitter as Lord Credo. He’s been [...]

BC’s John Cummins says Canadian GLBT don’t need human rights protection

BC Conservative Party leader candidate John Cummins says being gay is a choice. Cummins is the uncontested candidate for leader of the party, which holds it’s leadership vote May 28th.  Cummins made the remark during an interview on CFAX. The Times Colonist: “I’m not a scientist” but “some of the research tells me that there’s [...]

Is Chapters Indigo playing politics with paperback release of The Armageddon Factor?

As I noted last week – Marci McDonald’s revised edition of The Armageddon Factor was released by Random House April 13, 2011. Being that it is a revised trade paperback which according to Random House is available, where is it? How come I can’t get a copy from Chapters Indigo? It’s a fair question I posed [...]

McDonald’s The Armageddon Factor revealed Planned Parenthood International defunding

In the revised and updated paperback edition of The Armageddon Factor, author Marci McDonald writes about the defunding of International Planned Parenthood Federation after 40 years of co-operation with the Canadian government. Along with new material on Brad Trost, McDonald writes this after recapping the hue and cry over Bev Oda’s announcement that abortion would [...]

Vote Pray Serve.ca – Violating the Elections Act?

Who is behind this website? Vote Pray Serve was set up by a person or persons unknown on March 21, 2011, five days before the write was dropped  and according to Whois was registered by  Sibername Internet and Software Technologies Inc. The website states it is run by a group of volunteers who are soliciting [...]

Bev Oda and the KAIROS fiasco

By Dennis Gruending Pulpit and Politics 2011. Used by permission. All rights reserved I have posted several pieces over the past year about the Harper government’s decision  to deny project money to the ecumenical social justice group KAIROS. I have also  written about CIDA Minister Bev Oda’s deceitful behaviour in the whole matter. For  months [...]

God is going to get you – PEI’s Ronald McKinley

PEI Transportation Minister Ronald McKinley (Lib. Cornwall-Meadowbank ) to Progressive Conservative Olive Crane in the legislature: I’m not what you call a saint, but I believe in God and I believe in [doing] the best I can do. You were at CBC pushing Sunday shopping, were you not? On TV?” he asked Crane. “Right after [...]

Timothy Bloedow’s Christian Government website becomes Christian Governance

Timothy Bloedow, legislative assistant to Reform-Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott,  former director of Equipping Evangelicals for the Public Square and former Christian Heritage Party of Canada candidate is ramping up his political activism “for promoting explicitly Christian culture and governance.” In May Bleodow changed his website Christian Government to Christian Governance: ChristianGovernance is pursuing a two-fold purpose: 1) [...]

Demographic winter and the religious right

Dennis Gruending 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Recently I received an email message urging me to read and then pass it along if I want to save Western civilization. The subject line said: Joys of A Muslim Woman: A MUST READ. Actually, it was not about joy at all but was an alarmist [...]