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First Aboriginals, Now Homosexuals

April 24, 2009

From the political party that condoned shameful remarks about residential schools from one of its MLAs, now comes a candidate with homophobic views.

BC Liberal Maple Ridge-Mission candidate Marc Dalton in an e-mail wrote:

“I believe homosexuality is a moral issue. Most of us agree on many morals: respect, honesty, kindness. There are also many behaviours and acts that most of us would not condone: rape, robbery, assault, drunken driving, pedophilia, incest and so on. There are other moral issues that large segments of our society do not see eye to eye: gambling, abortion, adultery, pornography. I believe that homosexuality fits in this category.”

So let’s see: homosexuality is just like gambling, abortion, and adultery? Having a preference for having intercourse with the same sex is like cheating on your spouse, playing cards for money, using a slot machine, and terminating a pregnancy?

I can answer that question: no, it’s not.

I figure that if a candidate has to resign because of pictures, then this candidate should really, really have to resign.

But knowing the BC Liberals, they will probably ask the BC New Democrats, and Spencer Herbert in particular, to apologize for exposing Dalton’s views.

So, it will be up to voters to make sure that Dalton isn’t allowed to sit in the Legislature. Luckily, Maple Ridge-Mission seems to be a close race that Mike Bocking, the New Democrat candidate, can win.

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  1. April 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I lived in Maple Ridge when I was a kid, as an adult I look back on it as an alternate reality. It’s quite possibly one of the most brutal places in Canada, it’s god’s country and god can have it as far as I’m concerned.

    Bottom line is, if you don’t hate the homos (people like me) you’re not getting elected there.

  2. April 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Ooh, bad wording on that last post, should be:

    …(people like me)…

  3. April 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    That sort of rhetoric should not be acceptable in the liberal party.

  4. April 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Well-truly-it should not be acceptable in any party, but Harper’s party is beyond the pale anyway.

  5. young lib
    April 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t understand why you think it’s reasonable that he drop his candidacy. He disagrees with you on whether an issue is contentious or not. So?

    • April 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm

      He compares homosexuality to adultery and you can’t see why he shouldn’t resign?

      Think of it this way: replace homosexuality with “being an aboriginal”. Because if you are either one, you don’t have much of a choice in the matter.

  6. young lib
    April 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    There is no consensus on the matter of whether or not it is a choice.

    • young lib
      April 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

      Also, all he said about homosexuality was that people in society don’t see eye to eye on it.

  7. April 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    No, he quite clearly states:

    I believe homosexuality is a moral issue.

    Moral issue. As in proper behavior, code of conduct. Then he goes on it compare it to a wrong moral like adultery.

  8. young lib
    April 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “There are other moral issues that large segments of our society do not see eye to eye: gambling, abortion, adultery, pornography. I believe that homosexuality fits in this category.”

    He lumps them together based on the fact that there is widespread disagreement about them.

    Is he to drop his candidacy for stating the facts ie there is debate and disagreement over this issue?

  9. April 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Okay, let’s have a look at another (media) article on this subject: (click here to see)

    “I’m not against homosexuals as people, but I do not support their lifestyle choice,” says the email. “I believe homosexuality is a moral issue.”

    How does this not scream “homophobe”?

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