The Theocratic Ministrations of Stephen Fucking Harper, or: First They Came For The Wiccans

Here’s something so sick and wrong that I could scarcely believe my eyes.

The federal government is cancelling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains in federal prisons, CBC News has learned.

Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance, according to the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who is also responsible for Canada’s penitentiaries.

You may recall, of course, that this same Minister, Vic “Babysitter-Impregnating Fundamentalist Shitbag” Toews last month made ignoble headlines for himself by shameless violating ministerial ethics in order to intervene to block the hiring of a Wiccan prison chaplain. It appears that he, emboldened by this ‘success,’ has elected to expand his crusade (and yes, I’m standing by that choice of words) against everyone who isn’t exactly like him.

The rationale for this appalling action is absolutely Orwellian:

The minister strongly supports the freedom of religion for all Canadians, including prisoners,” the email states. “However, the government … is not in the business of picking and choosing which religions will be given preferential status through government funding.”

(emphasis mine).

War is Peace! Freedom is Slavery! Ignorance is Strength! Blatantly Favouring Christianity is Secularism!

I don’t even know what more I can say to this. I am literally so angry that I am having difficulty forming coherent sentences. There’s absolutely no fucking way that this is constitutional, I can only hope that the Supreme Court takes Toews’ shriveled white ass out for a severe paddling. But if anything, I feel that this only proves, once and for all, that there is absolutely no way in this day and age that anyone can possibly support this criminal and illegitimate regime and still be a good person.

What the fuck is happening to this country?

 

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About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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2 Responses to The Theocratic Ministrations of Stephen Fucking Harper, or: First They Came For The Wiccans

  1. Lindsay says:

    Oh, my gosh. It’s like you’re turning into us!

  2. n8chz says:

    Another blogger picked up the prison chaplain story. Looks like a sweetheart deal in the form of a government contract. You are indeed turning into us. The business of your nation is business.

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