May 16, 2016

Thousands of Albertans rally for parental rights, LGBT counter-protesters behave badly: Who’s hateful?

Rebel Staff
 

Saturday, nearly 5,000 Albertans rallied against Bill 10, the controversial law that mandates Gay Straight Alliances in schools if a single student asks for one. 

The rally was organized back in November by Parents for Choice in Education (PCE). That organization brings together people from all faith groups, including Muslim and various Christian denominations, as well as people from secular backgrounds. PCE sees Bill 10 as an affront to both their Charter protected freedom of religion and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration says that “parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that will be given to their children.”

Rally goers were evenly split in numbers between the Legislature in Edmonton and the McDougall Centre in Calgary. They are concerned that Bill 10 does not require school nor teachers to let parents know if their children are participating in a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) or if the child is struggling with a gender identity issue. Parents and even some teachers say this damages the relationship between parent and child and removes the family as the first and best support network for kids.

Watch my video to see what parents had to say and to see the bad behaviour of some of the LGBT counter protesters.

Everyone has the right to live their life however they want. If you want to be trans or gay my approval and agreement should not ever be required. Be who you want to be. And I hold the same view for religious people. They have a charter right to practice and enjoy the public expression of their religion, including religious education.

But whether you look at Bill 10 through a religious lens or not, it doesn't really matter.

Boiled down and distilled, the controversy over Bill 10 comes down to a fundamental disagreement about who directs the education of our children. Some LGBT activists and their allies insist children and the state should steer the education of our children. PCE and their supporters says that parents should be the ultimate arbiter.

Only one of these groups has the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights on their side. It’s Parents for Choice in Education.

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commented 2016-05-23 16:39:03 -0400
“Mr. Kokes commented 6 days ago
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.”

You know, I take offense to this. Firstly, I was civil and did not make any “personal” attacks. I was defending my position on what I believe was unacceptable behaviour in general terms. Even Lawrence thought I made some good points which he agreed with:

“lawrence o’byrne commented 5 days ago
mr kokes ,well said and ditto to all you said , as long as turdo has voters like penson turdo is happy to shove this immoral crap down our throats and using the courts who are now social justice warriors to enforce it ,the courts are now one of our most immoral corrupt institutions in canada,look at the newfie who murdered his kids that the courts let go free,there is something very wrong in the canada i grew up in and spent 7 years in the army ready to protect her and i loved that canada , now not so much”

And yet the following statement goes unpunished?

“MaryAnn Kenney commented 6 days ago
AND THER GOES PENSON WITH MORE ULTIMATE WISDOM….HEY PENSON…WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE SOOOO FUCKING AWESOME AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ??? CO-PARENT ?? OK….THEN CO-PAY !!!!HAHAHA…….HOW BE THEY TEACH ….I DUNNO….MAYBE…HOW TO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES OR CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES OR COOK OR ACTUALLY PAY A "BILL"OR……INSTEAD THEY TEACH HOW TO WHINE AND BLAME OTHERS AND NOT ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING!!!! THEY DO NOT TEACH VALUES OR “COMMON SENSE”….AND MAYBE JUSTIN CAN BRING SOME OF HIS MONTREAL MOSQUE BUDDIES WITH HIM TO THE “PARADE”….JUST SAYIN’,RELIGION OF PEACE AND ALL…YA KNOW…SUNNY WAYS…YA KNOW "

I don’t appreciate being censored. Particularly by the Rebel who themselves have preached time and time again about being censored themselves. I certainly hope I don’t have to be concerned in the future of being censored or that will be the last you hear of me. Let’s not have a double standard here of all places.
commented 2016-05-18 16:32:35 -0400
Well stated, Sheila. The government of Alberta and the federal government are trampling on the rights of heterosexual, Christian, Caucasian Canadian citizens. One cannot legislate tolerance; one can only punish intolerance. One cannot legislate love; one can only punish hatred. One cannot legislate acceptance; one can only punish rejection. One cannot legislate behavior; one can only punish misbehaviour. One cannot legislate belief; one can only punish disbelief. And, unfortunately for the majority of Canadians, we are being “punished” for the simple fact that we do not ascribe to a particular set of behaviours that governments desire that we follow. This is the “root cause” of the division that is now percolating through what was once a great country that I was proud to call “home.”!
commented 2016-05-17 18:49:21 -0400
mr kokes ,well said and ditto to all you said , as long as turdo has voters like penson turdo is happy to shove this immoral crap down our throats and using the courts who are now social justice warriors to enforce it ,the courts are now one of our most immoral corrupt institutions in canada,look at the newfie who murdered his kids that the courts let go free,there is something very wrong in the canada i grew up in and spent 7 years in the army ready to protect her and i loved that canada , now not so much
commented 2016-05-17 17:38:20 -0400
Sean Penson sounds like an authoritarian. Libertarians know better than to force tolerance.
commented 2016-05-17 16:26:03 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-05-17 15:04:41 -0400
David, you and I agree completely. The liberals and NDP are vote buying, which shows that they don’t see us as individuals, but as a big like-minded collective.
commented 2016-05-17 14:20:47 -0400
Chris: Thanks for your candid response. It is just frustrating that any tiny deviance or perceived injustice has to end up with:
Human Rights Commission
Tribunal of some sort
New laws as some sort of appeasement
Financial reward
ALL AT GREAT FINANCIAL BURDEN TO THE TAX PAYERS
Most of these problems could be solved with civil discourse and common sense. Not any more. The Politically Correct left has seen to that.

DJBT and Sophie the spoiled
commented 2016-05-17 13:45:21 -0400
David White, I agree with your grievances and share them. When I was in school, it was well understood that being gay is an unfortunate reality that a small number of people have to live with, so people were by and large compassionate. This revival of gay activism and the forcefulness that is being propagated by the government is not good for us at all as seen in the comments below. I’m sick of being treated as a victim by policy makers.
commented 2016-05-17 13:16:45 -0400
She may still be a virgin Lawrence. The kids were probably artificial insemination, I’m pretty sure the Prince of Puff is a receiver, not a doer. It would be a nice gesture though. See lefties, we show compassion as well.

DJBT and Sophie the overworked malcontent
commented 2016-05-17 13:05:20 -0400
dan mancuso well said and sue diotte also well said ,that’s the way in my day that was considered normal to raise your kids ,we have been hi jacked by a type of society that’s is perverted to the extreme and want to brain wash people now from the cradle to the grave that their perversions are normal and should be catered to, god help us because the very teachers that are supposed to teach our children are the worst brain washers, the lefties can’t wait for people like you two and myself and many who feel as we do to die off and shut up ,and if we will not shut up then all that we say and disagree with will be labeled as hate speech,racists or homophobic.
commented 2016-05-17 12:53:19 -0400
david ,i like it but i think winny gets first dibs on poor down trodden sophie , she needs some TLC after the way we treated her this week for her feeding at the trough
commented 2016-05-17 12:30:44 -0400
So the flamboyant turd tamper himself, Justina , the multi-gendered POS that is masquerading as our PM, will be gracing the pride parade. Who will get the honor of riding the Prom Minister?? Will it be Butts, Mansbridge? Best choice would be Winny the Skank, with a big black strap-on. That would cover most genders and races etc etc and surely would please all the onlookers, especially the KIDS!!!, Of course he should be in the parade, these are his people, I can just imagine the hoopla on the CBC. Not sure how the Islamists will handle the situation, with the first gay Imam on display. Could get dicey.

Sean Penson: gov’t = co-parent Fuck Off Idiot
Sarah Teamedwardjace: Could you come up with a stupider statement?
Chris Pelly-Moore: Please take my comments with a grain of salt. I have nothing against gays, especially one who admits to being a conservative. My problem is with how all of the fringe issues facing society are dealt with by capitulating to almost every demand, at great expense, over any concerns or wishes of the majority of the populace. And why do the participants in the parade feel it necessary to flaunt themselves half naked through the streets of our major cities. You can be proud, but why be idiots?
DJBT and Sophie the overworked malcontent
commented 2016-05-17 10:27:55 -0400
AND THER GOES PENSON WITH MORE ULTIMATE WISDOM….HEY PENSON…WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE SOOOO FUCKING AWESOME AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ??? CO-PARENT ?? OK….THEN CO-PAY !!!!HAHAHA…….HOW BE THEY TEACH ….I DUNNO….MAYBEHOW TO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES OR CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES OR COOK OR ACTUALLY PAY A "BILL"OR……INSTEAD THEY TEACH HOW TO WHINE AND BLAME OTHERS AND NOT ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING!!!! THEY DO NOT TEACH VALUES OR “COMMON SENSE”….AND MAYBE JUSTIN CAN BRING SOME OF HIS MONTREAL MOSQUE BUDDIES WITH HIM TO THEPARADE”….JUST SAYIN’,RELIGION OF PEACE AND ALL…YA KNOWSUNNY WAYS…YA KNOW
commented 2016-05-17 10:18:41 -0400
Sue, it is nice to hear of children still bring raised to think critically and to know common sense!
commented 2016-05-17 09:51:16 -0400
I talked to my twin boys this morning about the issue. They are fourteen and headed into high school in September. They tell me almost daily some of the asinine things that are taught in school to which we always LOL. They, as Conservative, young, heterosexual, traditional marriage kind of guys are well prepared with a critical mind for the high school antics that will undoubtedly occur again and again over these issues. We are the parents with solid, moral family values and we need not any backward, evil co-parenting from an insane, governmental institution whose head is continually in the sewer gutter.
commented 2016-05-17 09:44:58 -0400
I can see a rise in governments refusing to allow home schooling in the near future.
commented 2016-05-17 09:31:29 -0400
Every time you see a protest from the right, it’s always peaceful and calm. Every time you see a protest from the left is full of rage. The right let people speak. The left try to intimidate and silence you. You see it here, Trump protests and so on. Time and time again. If they only knew they are protesting for their own enslavement.
commented 2016-05-17 09:22:41 -0400
That’s it! I’m done! No more tolerance. Zero tolerance time. You want to shut me up with a demonizing label like ‘homophobe’ for speaking my mind and being adamantly opposed to the New Orthodoxy of Degeneracy and Communism, fine, you called me that – now moving on…
I don’t think homosexuals should be thrown off high buildings or hung from cranes for being homosexual. But I do feel it is long past time to start pushing the sick degenerates in the LGTBQRSTfreakshow crowd back into the closet! It’s also well past time to sort out the connection between homosexuals and pedophilia! We need to take our country back – and this IS for the children.
The damage done to my country already by these mentally disordered narcissists and bullies may not be repairable at this point, but let’s start here on that road to pushing these degenerates and weirdos out of the public eye back under the rocks they have slimed out from under.
As for the enablers of homosexuals and pedophiles…
nb – I wrote this after reading KEN CONRAD’s correct admonishment from Matthew.
commented 2016-05-17 09:20:16 -0400
The left , the left, the left scums, always stupid in their actions, they were there to incite confrontation and violence, the normal crowd responded by behaving correctly, but I’m afraid at one point or another confrontation with these lunatic thugs will be inevitable.
commented 2016-05-17 09:03:15 -0400
all the rights on earth for queers ,as if they are necessary, but with no education and no job prospects, they are missing the point of going to school. sex trade workers are the only people who should be concerned with sexuality. the government is a bunch of pedophiles and perverts who are obsessed with sex. that’s all they talk about. time to pry open the perverted lives of the twisted people who push this agenda . something is dreadfully wrong with this picture. this is a non-sequitur. there are no gay-straight alliances in the workplace. they are setting the kids up for a massive failure.
commented 2016-05-17 08:58:04 -0400
I can see a sharp rise in home schooling in the very near future. Maybe even
unemployed teachers.
commented 2016-05-17 08:13:57 -0400
Indeed parents should be the ultimate arbiter and should not be marginalized and criminalized for choosing to do what they believe is in the best interest of their child.

Concerning the institution of the family, i.e. marriage and parenthood Confucius taught, “He who thinks the old embankments useless and destroys them is sure to suffer from the desolation caused by overflowing water; and he who should consider the old rules of propriety useless and abolish them, would be sure to suffer from the calamities of disorder. Thus if the ceremonies of marriage were discontinued, the path of husband and wife would be embittered and there would be many offences of licentiousness and depravity.”

We had better think long and hard before we start badmouthing the actions of parents who act in the best interest of their children when it comes to education, discipline, healthy food, and health care; “For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:2
commented 2016-05-17 08:08:31 -0400
It’s about time the parents started taking back the schools. Next they can address the history lessons that are all about how little Suzie’s great grandparents were sadistic scum if they were white, and hapless victims if they weren’t. They’ve been doing that in Europe as well and they’ve gotten away with it long enough that the kids have graduated with it as a given.
commented 2016-05-17 07:48:26 -0400
Re Sean Penson: How about none of us respond to any of “Sean Penson’s” comments. Ever! Nothing drives one of these trolls more nuts than being ignored. Thanks…………..

Poor Sean, nobody is nibbling at his troll hook……………..
commented 2016-05-17 03:03:57 -0400
Somehow I doubt that a Muslim school will have any trans kids in it. I guess the Muslims won that one.

Lets see if any Muslims with kids in a public school object to the gay straight alliances or the washroom rules.

For now the best thing to do is to just sit back and watch. Let the gays and Muslims sort out their differences. At the very least, it will be fun to watch. It will be interesting to see if both sides can reach a compromise.
commented 2016-05-17 02:46:42 -0400
I challenged the PM to a debate on this issue on his Facebook post about this. He probably wasn’t expecting a gay man to be critical of this policy since he thinks we’re all libtards. Do you think he’ll take me up on it?
commented 2016-05-17 02:10:42 -0400
LGBT, Gay Straight Alliance it’s in our face every day now & Trudeau made his big announcement today that he would be the 1st PM to take part in the Pride Parade, oh hooray for you!!! I have nothing against gay people, but I don’t see the reasoning for parading themselves like it’s some great achievement. Then there’s the transgender issue with the bathrooms, they’re so concerned about the feelings of these people but don’t seem to give a damn about those who express their concern about it. What happens when a male in female clothes & still with his male body parts decides he wants to shower in a female locker room? Don’t these people take into consideration these possible disturbing situations, I know it’s 2016 but gee whiz!!!!!
commented 2016-05-17 01:38:17 -0400
What is the glorious communist government of alberta going to do when a muslim attacks one of these trans gender kids. Come out with a new policy of segregation or maybe build a new bathroom. Oh I know. Construct a panel of experts to study the problem. Hire some public servants to administer the problem. Raise your taxes. Hide the problem. Do nothing and say we are looking very close at the problem. Blame it on the PC’s because they are so racist. Yell at everybody to stop being a fear mongerer. A mixture of all of the above. Can’t blame the victim on this one guys and girls so you better sharpen up.
commented 2016-05-17 01:31:50 -0400
Ok anonymous, they want to take away Catholics’ right to religious freedom, are they going to do a 180 with their constant appeasement and apologies for Islam and ram it through Muslim schools as well? Let’s see how well that goes over. Or do they get the usual pass?
commented 2016-05-17 01:23:28 -0400
Val I agree with you but I really have to question the sincerity of people who think someone else is more capable of raising kids then their own parents. This whole thing stinks on way too many levels.