Thursday, January 12, 2006

Xtra, xtra read all about Dalton

In this week's Xtra West, a paper targeted to the gay and lesbian community, Tom Sandborn goes on the offensive against Conservative candidates who happen to be Christians for their social policies that do not sit well with some "queer and queer-supportive" voters. Among the candidates mentioned is Burnaby-New Westminster's Marc Dalton, who used to be a pastor at a community church in Burnaby. Dalton is grouped with other Christian candidates including two Lower Mainland candidates formerly associated with Focus on the Family. The paragraph on Dalton failed to link him to Focus:

No evidence has surfaced tying Dalton or [West Vancouver candidate John] Weston directly to Focus On The Family, and a campaign spokesman for Dalton denied that his candidate had any connection at all with the organization, but both have been grouped with Silver and Reid in media accounts as social conservatives. A worker from the Dalton campaign denied that Dalton had any connection to Focus on the Family, but did confirm that Dalton would vote against same-sex marriage in a free vote in the House.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb concept from a dumb columnist who has kept up with the rest of us.

We're focused on the economic policies of the parties, not some
social policies that are gathering dust.

1/12/2006 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right wing Christian groups like Canadian Alliance for Social Justice and Family Values Association

These groups have influence with or the candidates for the conservatives are directly supported by them

George Drezenovic, Kan Man Wong, Phil Edsvick and a host of others are involved with this and other like minded groups

I can't in good conscious vote for a party that lets these extreme people in

These people want the bible to be law... and we are in what year?

1/13/2006 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These groups have influence with or the candidates for the conservatives are directly supported by them

Bullshit. They have no influence on the candidates. They can say what they want, but they have no influence on what's decided. Policy is decided by the membership by majority vote, not by special interest groups.

1/13/2006 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George? Kanman? Now you're just making stuff up... at least pick credible names if you're going to smear someone as being a religious extremist.

Speaking of extremist candidates who have been known to speak at Canadian Alliance of Social Justice and Family Values Alliance events, today's Vancouver Sun reports that Ujjal Dosanjh is one of them.

1/13/2006 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit. Ujjal can be a guest speaker at these things, but it's more of getting the government (or what purports to be government) message out.

Ujjal should have done his homework.

These religious groups are a big headache for the major political parties.

1/13/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

You know, it shouldn't be too hard for smokers to be friends with non-smokers.

I'm just saying.

1/13/2006 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

problem with that is, that for courtesy reasons, most smokers will butt out in the prescence of non smokers.

The religous elements in the Conservatives don't know when to keep their wild beliefs where they belong. In church. But keep on smokin their beliefs in the presence of the majority of others who don't care what they think.

The religious nuts don't care about that, theyjsut keep smokin'
away anyay.

1/13/2006 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of people making an issue of how a candidate views gays, lesbians, crack whores or hookers.
This country has a lot more pressing problems that take precedence over these issues. I am sure there are many special interest groups who feel these issues are at the top of their list and should be at the top of everyone else’s'. But that is not reality.

1/13/2006 10:32 PM  

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