Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The House of Commons went into recess today following the last session before the Christmas holiday and will return on January 2, 2010. The Senate will recess tomorrow at noon to receive any last minute bills submitted by the government.
This period is also scheduled for Members of Parliament to return to their ridings and communicate with their constituents. A list of bills and important issues facing the nation will be published during this recess period, it was announced by the prime minister's office of communications.
Speculation increases on the Prime Minister's list for the Order of Lambda Honours List. The Sovereign of the Order is HM the Queen. The Governor General will announce the Honours recipients on New Year's Day, 2010. The procedure is traditional, whereby the Leader of the Opposition provides the Prime Minister with her candidates for the Honours. This list must be presented to the Governor General one week prior to the announcement by her.
Candidates for the Order of Lambda should be sent by email to either the Conservative Prime Minister Raymond Decelles-Smith or Liberal Leader of the Opposition Sandra Lubrano, or by Facebook commentary by December 23, 2009.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Right Honourable Pall Heinar Einarsson, MP, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party is on an extended stay in the Republic of Iceland (ISLAND) in order to build Liberal Party support with Lambda's GLBT community in exile in Europe. Statistics suggest that support for Lambda emanates mostly from the two Americas.
An official statement from the Liberal Party headquarters said that the deputy leader was most suited to build Liberal party numbers abroad, and especially in Europe. Iceland and Finland and Denmark do not have marriage equality laws, as does both Norway and Sweden. Europe is a combination of nations with full marriage equality and others with some form of national domestic partnership rights.
Lambda's two "official" languages, French and English, does not provide the full picture. National languages from the world over are spoken in Lambda. GLBT persons come from all five continents and from all languages and cultures.
The Lambda Conservative Party commented indirectly on the Einarsson initiative, but indicated that the Tory government was considering a similar effort to its dual citizens in diaspora worldwide.
In light of Tory Prime Minister Decelles-Smith's speech on political orthodoxy, the Liberal Leader Sandra Lubrano answered media requests for additional commentary on the issue raised by Mr. Decelles-Smith two days ago. In his remarks, the prime minister had suggested that the leader of the opposition agreed with his remarks on political orthodoxy necessary for successful governance.
" The Prime Minister and I agree that politicians must 'stand for principles that their party presents as informative in creating legislation," replied Mrs. Lubrano. " However, we Liberals do not march 'lockstep' as do the Tories when they form a government," she replied." This having been said, the Liberal Party members in Parliament are aware that party discipline requires their vote in closed votes. We do not tolerate or accept lack of support on Liberal legislation emanating from the party conference."
In the Lambda Parliament, either Tory or Liberal MP's are required to vote with their party on party line CLOSED votes, although are permitted to vote their conscience on OPEN votes if they are back benchers. Cabinet and Shadow ministers must always vote with their party on all issues, or resign their posts.
In closing, the Liberal Leader of the Opposition spoke clearly about "liberal and progressive-led governments worldwide" who betray GLBT citizens in their countries. " These citizens hold dual nationality in the Dominion of Lambda, and we hold a proprietary interest in national outcomes", she stated, " Politicians who campaign as liberals and progressives and govern to the right of their centre, and betray their constituencies, do not deserve either support or continuation in government."
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Jamestown, Wilde Province, Lambda.......The Jamestown Resolution, issued by the Royal Lambda Council of Churches echoes the worldwide sentiments of GLBT persons everywhere in the world, according to various religious organisations who responded to the reply given to the international homophobic attack against Lambdans worldwide.
A copy of the Jamestown Resolution - a formal reply to the "Manhattan Malevolence" - admonishes activists that a purely secular civil political response to a "moral imperative" produces the defeats that have been witnessed, especially in the United States.
In a second appeal after the Jamestown Resolution was published, the RLCC challenged international "affirming clergy" to stand in open opposition to the Right Wing Theocratic Religionists throughout the world.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
ROYAL LAMBDA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES INVITES GLBT AND AFFIRMING CLERGY TO CONFRONT HOMOPHOBIC THEOCRACIES IN HOSTILE NATIONS.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Canada, however, celebrates the holiday on the second Monday in October as opposed to the third Thursday in November in the United States. Prior to the election of the first Parliament this year, the provisional government had established the U.S. Thanksgiving date for Lambda.
The Governor General read the Thanksgiving Edict issued by the Crown, and in representing HM the Queen Elizabeth II, the Crown representative said in part:
" This year, we established the fact that the Dominion of Lambda would be one of three nations who will stop and offer thanksgiving, each according to their own customs and beliefs, on the day that the United States established for this holiday celebration. This year, Lambdans stand in solidarity with our GLBT American brothers and sisters, and our friends and families, as they seek strength in loving a nation who denies them basic human and civil rights."
" Beginning in 2010, the Dominion of Lambda will establish the THIRD Friday in October, as the Lambda Thanksgiving Day holiday, into perpetuity. We will invite all Lambda GLBT in diaspora to consider honouring that particular date as our own special day of remembrance."
Several American and Lambda dual nationals have indicated that they will celebrate October 18, 2010 as the sole Thanksgiving Day that they will celebrate.
No list of these malevolent theocrats is necessary. A quick perusal provides one with a long list of veteran advocates of intolerance and HATE INC activism. They are joined by the largest Christian denomination on the planet, and its most internationally successful Reformation schism, the worldwide Anglican Communion, presently in the throes of schism, picked apart by both Catholics and Protestants seeking their clergy and their flocks. The strength of their numbers in the United Kingdom and the old Dominions have decreased, but the subsharan African British Empire yields vibrant branches of the Canterbury Confession.
Subsaharan Africa is a "tale of two countries". It is also the opposing witnesses of two men. Both men are African. Both men are Anglican archbishops. Both men are heterosexual and married. Both men led the Anglican Church in their separate nations.
Nigeria is a nation with a divided theistic allegiance and simultaneously, a fascist right wing totalitarian state. Nigeria is divided among Christians and Muslims. The fight for flocks are fierce. Nigeria is an oil-rich nation with the stark presence and absence of wealth and abject poverty. Nigerian criminals operate scams and schemes known the world over. Shari'a law in Nigeria wants the legalised murder of gays and lesbians. Dr. Akinola believes in a "humane "alternative of life imprisonment as well as blessing the Muslim GLBT holocaust. The ineffectiveness of the Archbishop of Canterbury is worse when the "first among equals" has been usurped by this Christian fakir. His views, or more his " prayerful winks" on cultural polygamy is a matter of record beyond conjecture.
The subsaharan African nations once colonies of France, Belgium and Portugal have a Roman Catholic majority presence. Whereas observance is low in Europe, these former colonies boast a vibrant uberconservative Catholicism in full agreement with the German fuhrerpapen. Like their Anglican and former British colonies, the Muslim majority or minority is significant, and Shari'a law informs the process there as well.
The exception is the Union of South Africa, and the minority but significant Anglican Church, once led by now retired primate, Dr. Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Johannesburg, and Nobel Prize laureate. Both he and former President Nelson Mandela advocated for FULL marriage equality for same-sex couples. Dr. Tutu stands in compassionate contrast to the malefactor, Dr. Akinola.
There is nothing new in the Manhattan Declaration but a regurgitation of conclusions emanating from Catholic Scholasticism, Natural Law, and their pseudo-scientific definition of "objective disorder" they proclaimed. Not since the Galileo and Copernican adjudications has the Roman Catholic Church engaged in faux science in opposition to the world psychiatric and psychological societies. Moreover, no pope since Pius IX lost the Papal States in 1870, or in 1918 when WWI proclaimed the death of the Hapsburg Holy Roman Empire or in 1974 when Franco's death ushered in the end of Roman Catholic monopolistic theocracy in Fascist Spain, has the Vatican pseudo political state engaged in international civil hardball politics..
Both as pope now, and cardinal inquisitor then, Josef Ratzinger has decided to blame the paedophile scandals on gay brother cardinals, archbishops, bishops, monsignori, priests, deacons, monks and nuns. The bait and switch scapegoating explains the strategy. The carrot and stick hardball politics is the result of two millennia of theocratic history in Western civilisation.
The Manhattan Declaration's purpose is to both confound the critics and condemn the innocent. It is an all-out assault against the loud secular voices and the silent liberal and progressive religious voices from both within and from without these organisational monoliths. These marketers of malevolence smell blood in the water. They seek secular defeats by spiritual forces. They hold the "moral high ground" and have transformed it into the "moral imperative." Progressive religious voices fear and tremble as they remain silent or worse, silenced by secular leaders antithetical to any spiritual leadership in the moral crusade of the century.
I have sadly kept the final betrayal for last. The African American civil rights struggle was won by spiritual forces after a century of secular political machinations by friends and foes alike. Dr. King was helped by leading closeted and open gay voices whom he and his widow acknowledged. All their surviving children have embraced the legitimate passage of the mantel of justice and equality to GLBT persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religious belief or absence of same.
All, that is, but the eldest and only surviving daughter, the Reverend Bernice King, the new president of the SCLC. Unlike her parents and surviving siblings, Ms. King has joined forces with Akinola, Ratzinger, Dobbs, and countless AA conservative clergy who openly oppose marriage equality despite protections for church and conscience objections. These men and some women are right wing theocrats.
These are the spiritual waters that are competing for the souls of the First Family in the White House. In return, President and Mrs. Obama have visited their major sanctuaries as they continue to play the role of "undecided suitors." What is evident is that liberal and progressive AA voices, from the Episcopal National Cathedral to storefront churches, need not apply.
The Manhattan Declaration is nothing but old wine in new bottles.....old heresies voiced in modern terms.....and a marriage of oppositional organisational and theological forces allied against perceived common enemies. Abortionists and Queers is the new "atheistic Communist" and "liberal Christians" are considered apostate.
It is necessary to tell the old Gospel with a renewed and invigorated voice. It is time to advocate truth over deceit. It is time to call " a white sepulchre" the same way that Christ Himself defined them. These white sheets have grown pointed hoods, and now, it seems, it is impossible to discern Klan Kaps from Episcopal Mitres.