February 02, 2016

Liberal Party's favourite clergyman, Brent Hawkes, charged with sexually assaulting a minor. SEE WHO tweeted, "We're with you"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Brent Hawkes, the gay activist celebrity pastor from Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault and gross indecency.

The allegations are that Hawkes assaulted a boy in Nova Scotia back in the 1970s, who finally came forward.

Hawkes is the favourite clergyman of the far left, including Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne and Justin Trudeau.

Hawkes also led the funeral of former NDP leader Jack Layton.

I would have ignored this news until the trial, but then I saw this comment by Bob Rae, former NDP premier and Liberal MP and interim leader of the federal Liberals:

"Brent Hawkes has been a friend and inspiration to thousands of people, and that includes us - stay strong Brent and John, we're with you”

Seriously? Rae should know better — he’s a senior lawyer. In the first place, he knows how hard it is for victims of sexual assault to come forward.

Furthermore, Rae makes millions as a lawyer and advisor for Aboriginal groups, one of whose complaints is how Aboriginal children were treated in residential schools, including being molested by Christian clergy.

Can you imagine Rae’s reaction if some lawyer responded to a sexual assault charge against the Catholic Church by saying, "Stay strong, Catholic priest — your politics are more important than the laughable claims of some boy who was probably asking for it"?

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commented 2016-02-04 03:25:37 -0500
Love that smarmy photo… Keep it sharp in your mind night and day as that smug little bearded butt-fucker tries to tap-dance around what happened.. And keep in mind those trying to defend “this happy little penis”… Those are, in a nutshell, Canadian Liberal values in 2016 and onwards… (I, for one, would like to see him castrated and his nuts feed to the pigs.. )
commented 2016-02-03 22:29:35 -0500
the liberal left/ pedophile community is standing by one of their own, the cbc will no doubt try to spin it or at least try to keep it out of the news
commented 2016-02-03 22:15:45 -0500
For one thing, sexual abuse cases are sensationalized in media. Especially if they are prominent. That doesn’t say unsensationalized cases are any less important. Let’s let the judicial system do the job to find guilty, or not. And,Islamic culture condons many activities we find abhorrent. Religion, or a culture does have a part,case by case basis. So,I’ll wait for the verdict, and information we hear from the trial.
commented 2016-02-03 19:11:40 -0500
Bravo I agree but don’t attack the Atheists who don’t believe. I get sick when I listen to religious garbage.
on the East Coast Catholics fought Protestants. Religion has been at the source of much of the world’s violence. Christians had to revise the Bible because of all the violence. I understand the need for some to believe in a higher power but I’m not one of them. I’m an Atheist as my father before me. I won’t apologize for my beliefs to anyone.
commented 2016-02-03 18:27:28 -0500
Now the divert folks will be at it – Christian this and Christian that – however I am willing to admit Christians are not perfect.

Be that as it may – I might as well join in the fray.

The goat loving and wife beating islamics have a systemic and rampant child abuse love affair.

I have seen it myself in A’stan.

Google “bacha boy” or “chai boy” – it crosses into every islamic country.

At least Christians as a group do not approve of this and penalize those caught.

Of course it is not child abuse or rape if a muslim does it. It is in fact completely accepted within their society.

For that matter it does not seem to matter to the various special interest communities when the islamics toss homosexual men off of roof tops either.

I will repeat -

At least Christians as a group live under rule of law that do not approve of this and penalize those caught.

And yes – there are priests and ministers that needed to be caught.

Overall – they are not a systemic group with a love affair for child abuse.

So – rather than slinging mud how about asking this question….

Would you rather a Christian priest or minister as a neighbour (overall) or an islamic imam.

Your answer would tell me a lot.

This guy might not be guilty.

He might be guilty.

We simply have to wait and see what the courts decide.

In the meantime do not lose focus of the fact that 40 years is a long time and the truth might – in all honesty – never be known.
commented 2016-02-03 17:40:16 -0500
Yeah, and we know what they’d be tweeting if it was a Conservative that was charged right? Still jumping the gun, only screaming GUILTY instead!!
commented 2016-02-03 17:05:53 -0500
Bet there will be more to come! Drip drip drip
commented 2016-02-03 14:44:05 -0500
god bless this poor lost paedophile..
commented 2016-02-03 14:42:12 -0500
Peter which brand of Christians are you referring too? Seems to me there are several Catholic, Protestant ,Baptist, wackos like the ones who dance with rattle snakes etc. No-one quite knows what the truth is.
I have no particular contempt for Christians just the hipocracy . Hiding behind the veil of Christianity. In my experience some of the most dishonest were so called Christians. The jails are full of them.
commented 2016-02-03 14:20:35 -0500
Bob Egli – your suspicions aren’t warranted. I’m a survivor and everyone comes to the truth in their own time. Which is why their should never be a time limit on reporting these crimes.
commented 2016-02-03 12:25:19 -0500
I’m suspicious of these people that take 10- 40 years to report a alleged offence.
commented 2016-02-03 11:14:47 -0500
to all those that think hawkes is a ‘Christian’ reverend, you are wrong. The metropolitan community ‘church’ is nothing more than a a collection of flower children left over from the 60’s looking for something to do on Sunday, to call themselves a ‘Christian’ church is ridiculous and their leader hawkes is merely the head love child
commented 2016-02-03 10:34:28 -0500
The comment “Another Christian pervert!” is a judgmental comment directed at Christians.

By why Christians in particular? Do Christians commit a higher amount of pedophilic crimes than any other categorization of people that should warrant singling out the Christian as opposed to any other categorization of people? Well, the answer to that is no, they do not.

So why the distinction? It is there so as to point out an underlying contempt for Christians that is rooted in the unspoken misbelief that Christians present themselves as a morally superior people than other people, so therefore when they do not live up to this supposed higher standard, they are ridiculed. In other words, a hypocrite.

But the belief that Christians hold themselves up as a better people is erroneous. It is a misbelief from the non-Christian community. The central belief a Christian holds is that he/she is unable to not be evil, he/she is unable to not sin unless pulled out of the “muck” of sin by Jesus. The central understanding that a Christian holds is that he/she in not the one that is making himself/herself a better person, that it is all Gods’ doing through the work of the Holy Spirit. But non-Christians perceive this as Christian elevating themselves as morally superior when in fact the truth is precisely the opposite.

So the contemptuous phrase “Another Christian pervert!” is more an indication of the speaker’s misunderstanding of what a Christian is, and what Christians believes.

Now, having said that, if this person is guilty, he should pay the full price of the law and also needs to repent fully of his sin to God.
commented 2016-02-03 09:58:31 -0500
Liza, it is not possible to reason with Jay Kelly. You cannot reason with the emotionally driven unreasonable.
commented 2016-02-03 01:52:48 -0500
Charleton G what about Levin , he did worse , he was not a Christian, did you generalize his lack of religion?
commented 2016-02-03 01:50:45 -0500
Charleton G name the many then, you need to find 8000 priests in the world that have committed pedophilia to keep up with the current societal average. So please name them. And atheists are the champion mass murderers of history by the way. ANd it is the secular left that wants to groom kids for this crap.
commented 2016-02-03 01:48:35 -0500
Charleton G they do not do this more than any average sampling of the population, one of the few groups who does this on a higher than average basis is teachers.
commented 2016-02-03 01:15:38 -0500
Liza, but “some lawyer” did not come up with that line; Ezra did. He should be ashamed of himself.
commented 2016-02-03 01:11:29 -0500
He might be guilty.

He might not be.

In the end it will be he said, he said.

Money will win.

Canada has always had a legal system and not a justice system.

Making money the usual victor.

Most folks do not ever think on that.
commented 2016-02-03 00:44:28 -0500
I think you missed the "Can you imagine Rae’s reaction if some lawyer responded " part Jay. Try reading the whole sentence.
commented 2016-02-03 00:11:00 -0500
The last line of Ezra’s piece is very insulting and demeaning. It is not a comment by Bob Rae, even though it is put in quotation marks, but is a comment by Ezra. He certainly should do better.
commented 2016-02-02 23:53:08 -0500
better investigate bob. it sounds like he has some kids tied up in the basement.
commented 2016-02-02 23:02:37 -0500
Indeed you would think that “Rae (especially for a lawyer) should know better”, but, on the other hand, for a leftist, political correctness (cultural Marxism) is paramount and trumps common sense and reality.
commented 2016-02-02 22:34:52 -0500
On October 20th 2015 I said, “Let the scandals begin.”
commented 2016-02-02 22:25:33 -0500
Doesn’t he know that the Bible says that homosexuality is wrong?
commented 2016-02-02 21:56:44 -0500
Keep in mind that Kathleen Wynne is great friends with the sodomizing pastor. She gets it that sodomites, like her, need to get their rocks off when ever they can. So what if this sodomite was molesting someone? He’s a victim, like all sodomites.

Protect the sodomites; they know not what they do.
commented 2016-02-02 20:42:26 -0500
46 years of pain and sham for the victim and not a tear from the Ontario nor Federal Liberal leaders. What a sham and a shame that they take sides far before the case has even entered court. What a shame they couldn’t properly vet their own political minister before giving such high praise and accolades. PROOF they can’t vet the influx of Syrian ISIS members coming to a household next to our citizens, our community events since they can not vet there own. Of course being a member of the LGBT perhaps was a prerequisite for membership to Kathleen Wynne’s hoard. Shame on all who spoke such eloquence to deflect the brutality of the act he has been charge for having done. Oh, that was 46 years ago, it must be tossed like dust under the rug. Surely if found accountable he may get a $10.00 fine, limited access to certain clientele and forget about the slap on the wrist…such popularity and clean LGBT living ever since.
commented 2016-02-02 19:56:27 -0500
Facts are facts. 2% of the population is homo. 50% of sex crimes against children are by homos. Put the 2 stats together and homos are 50 times more likely to molest children.
commented 2016-02-02 19:13:54 -0500
I don’t care if he is Christian or not, he was in a position of trust and authority, and he violated that and at least one child. At that point, what does any god have to do with it? That is, if he is guilty of the charge.
commented 2016-02-02 18:32:23 -0500
All sin is ultimately against God Himself. Whatever dishonours God and His plan for redeeming the world, is sin. Sin is “missing the mark” of God’s ideal for the human race, “falling short of the glory of God.” True Christians can be as far from perfect as anybody else, but their real identifying trait is their sincere desire of heart, soul, and mind to NOT dishonour God and His purposes. And, yes, only God can see the sincerity of every human heart.