August 07, 2019

Culture wars bring a rise in censorship — and not just by the left (GUEST: Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


There is so much happening in the culture wars in Canada these days and it's causing some on the left and the right to eat their own as they compete to be on the top of the totem pole of tolerance.

Prime Minister Trudeau is supporting the decision of Vancouver's Pride parade to block the University of British Columbia from participating in this year's events. The reason? UBC upheld their academic responsibilities to be a place for the free and liberal exchange of ideas, by allowing a trans identified person named Jenn Smith to give a talk that was critical of British Columbia's inclusion of gender ideology in the sex ed curriculum.

In other Liberal deplatforming news, last month, Liberal spokespeople and MPs were outraged that a pro-life movie, Unplanned, would be shown in Canadian theatres.

But hold on, conservatives. Let's not right away on a high horse:

Lifesite News is reporting that the Conservative Party of Canada has been blocking pro-life and pro-family nomination candidates. The report comes a few weeks after outspoken moderate Muslim professor Salim Mansur had his candidacy declined by the Conservatives, who according to Mansur, were concerned that his critiques of radical Islam would be lambasted as islamophobic by the Liberals and the mainstream media.

Like the Liberals, it seems there are things the official Conservatives think we aren't allowed to talk about.

My guest today is former Christian broadcaster and now politician Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson.

She's on the show today not because she's a People's Party of Canada candidate, but because she's a culture warrior who has paid a high personal cost for her fight against gender ideology being taught to increasingly younger children, and she says her candidacy was blocked by the CPC just like Mansur's was.

Thompson is also a friend to Jenn Smith, that trans identified person our prime minister would love to see censored.

Tyler Thompson joins me tonight in an interview we recorded yesterday afternoon to talk about these issues and a new PPC policy to address late term abortion.

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commented 2019-08-10 14:32:37 -0400
RON VOSS commented 19 hours ago
The split the vote argument is an argument to vote out of fear instead of out of conviction. T”

Forum (I think?) polled Beauce, Bernie’s home riding. The United Right lead the riding by 40% margins, but now that it’s split almost perfectly, Berneir and the CPC candidate with identical, 30% vote shares. A coherent Liberal campaign could easily sail right up the middle of that, given they’re now only 10% behind instead of 45%.
commented 2019-08-09 22:53:57 -0400
Andrew Stephenson you are the one who will not criticize scum like Yaniv, you act like some guy who wears a dress is above reproach, it shows how closed minded you are.
commented 2019-08-09 22:52:10 -0400
Andrew Stephenson quit adding trans to gay people they are not the same thing. Criticizing phony trans people does not mean you do not acknowledge gay people. And the world includes FAR MORE religious people so why bot teach them about that as well?
commented 2019-08-09 19:23:01 -0400
The split the vote argument is an argument to vote out of fear instead of out of conviction. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, such as compromising your values and principles, and expecting a different result.

“If he’s scared of their (the Liberals and their leftwing media friends) attacks before the campaign even starts, how will he (Andrew Scheer) be when the heat is on?”
- Rex Murphy (with the recent disavowal of Professor Salim Mansur as a PPC candidate) – June 14, 2019
commented 2019-08-09 12:50:07 -0400
“That should be the responsibility of parents and local school boards, with the provision that we bring up Canadian children to live respecting western values and to contribute to western society, since we are a western country”

Why do you think parents don\t largely support what’s happening in schools? The anti-sex ed types who voted for Doug Ford found out the hard way that theirs is a minority perspective, to the point where they had to invent conspiracies to explain how they were so badly outnumbered. The pro-curriculum advocates heavily outnumber the anti-curriculum ones, and the “silent majority” doesn’t seem to vocally oppose it either, implying they’re comfortable enough about it not to complain.

Those SJWs you hate? They’re the ones having kids and who will be the parents in the school system for the next three decades. If the Millennials (today’s PTA parents) are any indication, they’re not going to get any less liberal as they age. The Mills are, in general, extremely permissive parents.

I’ll just remind everyone that LLTT ran for school board in Burnaby, and lost (11th/13 candidates, best 7 win). And this was in Burnaby, a city with many conservative immigrants, and an at-large system that should prove more favourable to minority opinions over the classic first-past-the-post ward system.
commented 2019-08-09 12:09:14 -0400
Thanks for the clarification Andrew. I didn’t need it, but others may find it useful information because I know that your opinion is rampant in our institutions and its important that people start understanding the true motives behind this destructive agenda.
commented 2019-08-09 12:06:20 -0400
Saul Alinsky
How to Create A Socialist State:

1. Health care – Control health care and you control the people.

2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4. Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and
Income)

6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools. Also attack religious point of views as being discriminatory.

8. Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take taxes. Divide people by race, sexual orientations and religious views.
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The job of schools is to teach reading, writing, math, and History.
The job of parents is to teach their own child of the ways of the world, and how to be a responsible citizen with in it.

The public school system has lost all credibility, and should be relieved of their role in bringing up our children. Government has no place deciding what should be taught in our schools. That should be the responsibility of parents and local school boards, with the provision that we bring up Canadian children to live respecting western values and to contribute to western society, since we are a western country. The sexualizing of children should not enter into the picture at all. Its not what we send our kids to school for.
commented 2019-08-09 11:21:13 -0400
Alberta Maga, that is one big tell isn’t it? Andrew admitted that gender fluidity was being ‘offered’ in our public schools and by our government as a lifestyle ‘option’, a gender alternative with ‘same sex’ how to instruction."

Yes. I did. For some it is a choice. For others, it isn’t. It’s not our place to judge either way.

The job of schools is to teach youth about the world as it is, and that world contains LGBTQ people.
commented 2019-08-09 10:36:07 -0400
“Andrew Stephenson did you say Option? I thought they were born to it??”

Alberta Maga, that is one big tell isn’t it? Andrew admitted that gender fluidity was being ‘offered’ in our public schools and by our government as a lifestyle ‘option’, a gender alternative with ‘same sex’ how to instruction. He just admitted it was not about helping at risk kids, it was about indoctrination and grooming. Its pretty creepy and predatory if you ask me, and its time to get our government and public schools out of the child sexualization racket. I really would like to see some heads roll for the way this issue has been handled at the expense of at risk kids and our healthy society. Where is that Levin pedo who helped Wynne and Justin choreograph this travesty?
Laura Lynn Thompson is just what is needed. I wish we could clone her to help clean up this mess. Lucky Red Deer- Lacombe Alberta.
commented 2019-08-09 09:22:16 -0400
Great show Sheila…
I love listening to Laura-Lynn Tyler-Thompson, especially when she gets going on a passionate, righteous indignation bent – even though her emotional display is so soft and gentle and contains such a large degree of Christian love and tolerance – her words are of iron!
Godspeed Laura-Lynn Tyler-Thompson.

“Barbaric” is a word I have never used concerning baby-murderers…but I will be now…and how apt it is!

‘words of iron’ reference:
Josey Wales and Ten Bears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9EBYw5VN2E
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I’m greatly anticipating your possible interview with Blaine Calkins…and I’m even more interested in whether he will be allowed to show up…or not.
commented 2019-08-09 01:23:23 -0400
Andrew Stephenson you still say nothing about the obvious BIGOT Yaniv, if he were not wearing a dress you would have condemned him by now.
commented 2019-08-09 01:22:39 -0400
Andrew Stephenson did you say Option? I thought they were born to it??
commented 2019-08-09 01:20:57 -0400
Andrew Stephenson it is more than making someone aware , your denial is a joke and shows you want people to be RULED!
commented 2019-08-09 00:21:35 -0400
Not a problem Andrew.
commented 2019-08-09 00:20:56 -0400
Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson will make a stellar MP. Make sure you get her a seat Red Deer-Lacombe. If I had young children still, I would move to Red Deer to send them to school knowing Laura Lynn was on the beat. We need to rethink Justin’s gender study/clubs/indoctrination in our public schools. Its not what makes for a healthy society.
commented 2019-08-09 00:13:42 -0400
liza Rosie commented 10 hours ago
I’m sure you’ll be more happy with Trudeau Andrew"

Probably, yes. I don’t get why people hate him. he’s not great, sure, but not that bad either.

I’ve seen Bernier’s platform, and the only thing of merit I see is reducing interprovincial trade barriers. The rest, is either “meh” or things I disagree with.
commented 2019-08-08 17:29:29 -0400
Great interview with Laura Lynn, Sheila! I agree with her 100%. So, glad that she decided to join the PPC.
commented 2019-08-08 15:17:30 -0400
Andrew Scheer is like those Germans who stayed silent while Hitler gained power. His book proved what a dangerous nut job he was. Andrew Scheer will be the downfall of the Conservative Party.
commented 2019-08-08 15:01:08 -0400
Andrew Stephenson is starting to show his true stripes. He is a NWO Marxist anticipating the death of Canada under Trudeau’s UN guidance.
Another one for Hitler. Right…Andy?
commented 2019-08-08 14:39:42 -0400
I’m sure you’ll be more happy with Trudeau Andrew. If you read the PPC platform you would see just how comprehensive it is, especially compared to the other parties. https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/platform
commented 2019-08-08 14:34:35 -0400
GLENN CRAIG commented 20 mins ago
If any of you see a future wherein the liberals are never in power again it is wishfull thinking. I saw this coming for decades”

I think people tend to over-project American politics into Canada (and in particular, the Trump/Southern Republican effect) There, the SoCon/evangelical vote is far more powerful in Canada, where “conservatives” tend to be more libertarian, as in “I don’t agree with this, but it’s not my job to tell others what they can do”. This means that something like 80% of Canadians a\re socially liberal. This would not be a problem, were that SoCon stump not so insistent that only they were “real” conservatives, and deliberately trying to wrench their party into unwinnable positions. Harper’s electoral success was mostly because he told them to sit down and shut up.

The Liberals are far more dynamic and able to adapt to this, prone to periodic crushings whereby they reinvent themselves, something the conservatives tend not to be so great at.
commented 2019-08-08 14:24:11 -0400
“29 MAY 2019 MAXIME BERNIER ON ABORTION: “THIS ISSUE IS NOT SETTLED” "7

So he flip-flopped. How flattering.

““A: We won’t re-open the debate as a party because it is not a party policy to re-open the debate. That’s very clear. But if a member of Parliament [from the] People’s Party wants to table a bill on that subject”

So, you have party policy, but won’t bother to follow it. the party claims to stand for principles, but if one of its MPs doesn’t’ want to follow those principles, nobody cares?

This tells me that the PPC has no specific platform, (or they do, nut it changes from month to month,, and they don’t plan on following it anyway). Yet being “worried about the PPC” is somehow an insult. These strike me as valid concerns which your follow-ups are only deepening.
commented 2019-08-08 14:15:30 -0400
Try harder. Andrew. Read his platform. Follow his twitter feed. Or not. But for those interested read Bernier’s own words on the issue.

https://weneedalaw.ca/2019/05/maxime-berniers-response-to-late-term-abortion-this-issue-is-not-settled/
29 MAY 2019 MAXIME BERNIER ON ABORTION: “THIS ISSUE IS NOT SETTLED”

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/bernier-brings-people-s-party-message-to-kamloops-1.23832144
“A: We won’t re-open the debate as a party because it is not a party policy to re-open the debate. That’s very clear. But if a member of Parliament [from the] People’s Party wants to table a bill on that subject, that’s his right as a member of Parliament. Every member of Parliament can table a private bill on any subject, so for us, the debate may be re-opened by a member of Parliament from the People’s Party. I know that [Conservative Leader] Andrew Scheer said he’s a pro-life guy, but he’ll do everything to stop his MP to table a bill on abortion. For me, I respect the right of an MP to table a bill on anything … If there’s a bill on abortion in the house, for sure it will be a free debate, it will be a free vote and everybody will be able to vote in line with their conscious or their morality.”
commented 2019-08-08 14:08:17 -0400
If any of you see a future wherein the liberals are never in power again it is wishfull thinking. I saw this coming for decades. All of the people who should have cared didn’t. The feminists poked a weakened the bull like picadors until now he can barely stand….and Justin the prancing matador is going to sink the sword…..
commented 2019-08-08 13:17:59 -0400
You’re right, I don’t understand. The PPC doesn’t make sense.

How can you both have firm principles and platforms, if you’re not going to “whip” your caucus? You may not like what Trudeau whips his caucus on, but it’s hardly unreasonable for a leader to request those he leads, to follow.

Bernier is personally pro-choice, and has marched in Pride. Does his party represent him, or not? Given that Bernier, his party, and his putative caucus all seem to have very differet goals and principles, how are yo getting a consistent message from that? The People’s Party appears to be anarchy, with nobody in charge and Bernier disinclined to actually lead. Which is ironic because the way it’s discussed is as if it is indeed a one-man show with supporting players only as needed.

And, if gender and abortion aren’t on the platform, why are we talking as if it is? People are projecting Big C conservatism on Bernier, when he’s not. Some, maybe most, of his candidates are, but that really raises the question of whether Bernier’s party is actually the best party for Bernier.

- A social libertarian who supports individual freedoms, yet will allow his caucus to “discuss” revoking those freedoms.
- A nativist, who demands “Canadian values”, yet who won’t demand the same of his candidates, and whose best performing candidate to date got there by playing to immigrants whose opinions differ substantially from the liberal “Canadian Values”.
- An economic libertarian who advocates for government regulation of imports and exports.

You’’re right. I don’t understand. He is incoherent at best.
commented 2019-08-08 13:01:26 -0400
Andrew I am fully aware of what Bernier said. You do not understand.
“Not on the platform” does not mean ‘pro choice’ as you have suggested.
It means each MP is welcome to bring the concern to the party as it is reflected by constituents and that it could be addressed, but abortion and gender are not a part of the platform, they are not running on those issues. Parties do address issues beyond what they list on their platforms.

The point is that Bernier will not whip his MP’s to all recite the same lines. You know, like Trudeau demanding all mp’s support unregulated abortion and his gender and other protected classes and issues. Bernier won’t do that. He is willing to discuss and he has said, act when there is a mandate from the people to do so. Open as opposed to vetoing conversations. Poo poo it if it makes you less nervous.

The platform and the principles of the party are firm, and they won’t be wiped from the website after the election like Scheer and even Kenney did, so we couldn’t hold them to their word, but that doesn’t mean other issues won’t be dealt with.
commented 2019-08-08 12:40:51 -0400
I agree that a liberal majority is unlikely, but were it to happen the country would break apart, because living under UN control is not an option for most of us.
commented 2019-08-08 12:27:04 -0400
ALBERTA MAGA commented 11 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson you do not want that, you criticize those who want that and defend those who take that away from people. I hate to tell you that coercing and grooming kids is not making them free to be what they want to be.”

Making someone aware of an option is not the same as ’grooming". Is deliberately suppressing acknowledgement not itself a form of “grooming”?

LIZA ROSIE commented 10 hours ago
“My point is, that his platform is explicitly pro-choice.”
wHAT?

No its not. You are full of shit Andrew. Where in the platform for the PPC does it advocate for pro choice.? Bernier has said he thinks Canada should discuss it"

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/bernier-says-abortion-gender-identity-not-on-people-s-party-of-canada-platform-1.4248475

This literally involves LLTT. She’s free to “discuss” all she wants, but legislation is not on the table. This is right from Bernier himself. Unless he’s flip-flopped. Has he?