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Our politically correct heroes: Lewis, Robinson, Brison.

Toronto -- The media continue to extoll and lionize politically correct--but morally bankrupt--public figures, most prominent among them the ever-ubiquitous Stephen Lewis. As Ontario leader of the New Democratic Party, Lewis was the first to call for abortion-on-demand in 1965, even before the passage of the federal Omnibus Bill in 1969. He led the party to a hard line on abortion and contraception and stifled all pro-life protests. Today, he also supports the homosexual drive for equality. He assails the Catholic Church for opposing his condom solution to HIV/AIDS in Africa. Lewis's wife is former Toronto Star columnist Michele Landsberg, an extreme advocate of abortion and radical feminism and a venomous opponent of traditional family values.

Michael Valpy's prominent Globe and Mail article, for example, describes Lewis as an individual who became "a national hero" and one to whom Globe readers "opened their hearts" after he described his desperation in trying to make the world grasp the extent of the African HIV/AIDS crisis (Oct. 22, 2005). This is the same person who now criticizes U.S. President George Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which seeks to change the focus of AIDS prevention strategies away from condoms to the kind of abstinence model that has proven to be a success in Uganda. In that country, HIV transmission rates have been lowered from 18 percent to five to seven percent. Lewis describes that as "a dogma-driven policy that is fundamentally flawed (and) is doing damage to Africa" (LifeSite News, Oct. 13, 2005).

Catholic institutions continue to overlook Lewis's pro-death philosophy and continue to acclaim him. For example, the Catholic Health Association of Canada had him as keynote speaker at its 2001 annual conference. Assumption University in Windsor, Ont. had him speak on February 13, 2005 as part of its "Christian Culture Series." Now, the St. Boniface Hospital and Research Foundation will honour him at its International Award Gala Dinner in Winnipeg on November 30, 2005, acknowledging "the efforts of ... Mr. Stephen Lewis in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa."

Vancouver -- Svend Robinson is staging a comeback and newspapers cannot give him enough coverage. A champion of homosexual rights, euthanasia, abortion and many other evil causes, the "gay" former B.C. NDP MP says he'll run again for the same party, though in a different riding, against Liberal MP Hedy Fry. The publicity-seeking Robinson was last in the news when he stole a $64,000 diamond ring from an auction house, apparently as an "engagement" ring for his (male) partner--a crime for which he escaped punishment. He tearfully claimed he suffered from a form of bipolar disorder. As the National Post reported, Robinson thinks people can trust him again because the theft was "uncharacteristic" of him and he owned up to it (after the police had a videotape of him taking the ring). But he refuses to discuss what steps he has taken to deal with his alleged mental disorder (Oct. 22, 2005).

Ottawa -- Homosexual Federal Public Works Minister, Scott Brison, has announced he is getting "married" to his partner of less than a year, Maxime St. Pierre. The union is reported to have Prime Minister Paul Martin's "emphatic blessing." The Toronto Sun reported that Martin told Brison: "Well, after all I've been through on this, Brison, you'd better get married" (Toronto Sun, Oct. 9, 2005; LifeSite News, Oct. 11, 2005).

Ottawa -- Homosexual weddings are popular, apparently. B.C. Conservative MP John Reynolds and his wife, Yvonne, along with federal Human Resources Minister Belinda Stronach and Ontario "gay" Conservative MPP John Baird, attended the same-sex "wedding" of longtime Conservative strategist Steward Braddick. Reynolds voted against same-sex "marriage" in the House of Commons, but that seems to have been for show only (Globe and Mail, Oct. 22, 2005).

Canada -- Meanwhile, former U.S. president Bill Clinton continues to attract women, media and individuals who idolize him and who are willing to shell out large sums of money to hear him speak. He reportedly raked in $150,000, based on ticket prices of $370 to $1,000, for each of his speeches during a tour of Canadian cities in October.

Toronto Sun columnist Michael Coren described Clinton as "a disaster" and "one of the most ... appalling men ever to lead the U.S." Clinton, noted Coren, enabled a culture of sexual and political pornography to permeate the White House while lying to his family and the U.S. people. "Clinton also failed miserably as a liberal. As governor of Arkansas, for example, he allowed the execution of people who were mentally handicapped" (Toronto Sun, Oct. 22, 2005).
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Title Annotation:Canada
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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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