ONE OF Stephen Harper’s senior cabinet ministers is a closeted homosexual.
Because the minister’s desire to keep his or her sex life private outweighs whatever public interest there might be in letting readers know about that sex life, reporters never write about it.
Similarly, reporters in the gallery never reported on a married Liberal cabinet minister who had a much younger same-sex lover.
Politicians should be able to have whatever kind of sex they like, so long as they don’t do it in the street and scare the horses. But it is worth pointing out that there is a homosexual minister in Mr. Harper’s government, because it shows that there are gay people everywhere and also shows that Mr. Harper is not personally hostile to gays and lesbians...
Maher thinks that Harper should take Brad Wall's lead and discuss ways to reach out to the gay community, like say, sending a Cabinet minister to the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto.
Well, I'm not sure that Harper would want to follow that exact suggestion.
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Update: Over at Cherniak's, Nicol points out in comments that many Progressives show intolerance towards Christians, and a gay commenter agrees with him:
"On the other hand, progressives should also learn that some people they know might be Evangelical or Catholic and not think lesser of them either. Trust me, the assumptions and opportunities lost go both ways and progressives are no where near as tolerant as perhaps you like to think around people who are practicing Catholics or Evangelical."
I agree with that... I'm gay/have a lot of "progressive" friends, but when religion comes up, some of them can be so intolerant.. it's ridiculous.
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Memo to Mike Duffy - in comment section.