Sask Social Conservatives Are Disappointed, Awww

From the Leader-Post:

Tom Schuck, a Saskatchewan Party member and a lawyer who represented one of the interveners in the case, had acknowledged in an earlier inteview that the government had done little on social conservative issues, but had praised it for having good intentions. But he expressed disappointment after the government’s decision Tuesday, saying it had bowed to political pressure. “From a practical point of view, the solution is to put them out into the wilderness again to think things over … I hate to think of that as a solution but sometimes you need to purge in order to move forward,” said Schuck from Weyburn.

Uh huh. Well. Tom: it’s 2011, everyone who doesn’t live under a shrub personally knows actual gay people and realizes it’s insane to say being gay is in any way immoral. And your views are dumb, hurtful and a liability to you political party.

And I think you meant to say “sometimes you need to purge in order to move BACKWARDS.” Because discrimination against gays and lesbians belongs to a shabbier past era.

And also your last name rhymes with a bad word. Ha ha.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “Sask Social Conservatives Are Disappointed, Awww”

  1. The Sask Party’s logic on this issue seems to be: “I don’t acknowledge or serve gay people as part of my public service, so why should marriage commissioners?”

    (I also love that they had someone from an anti-choice org. weigh in on the marriage issue, and that she was of course also horrified that MCs aren’t allowed to refuse to serve people based on what genitals they [are assumed to] have. It’s almost like the anti-choice position stems from an all-around backwardness and not saving the bayyybeez. Who would have thought.)

  2. Hmm, would that be the esteemed Mr Schuck, of the firm Nimegeers, Shuck, Wormsbecker and Bobbitt? (I’m not making this up, either.) He also wrote a treatise against changing the ‘spanking laws’, which he also described as ‘a step backwards’.

    Hee, Wormsbecker.

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