On Dec. 5, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight
Dennis A. Savoie to his office in Ottawa.
OTTAWA, October 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In light of the upcoming Canadian federal election, Natale Gallo, the President of the Canadian Association of Knights of Columbus, and Yvon Robert, the State Deputy for Ontario, have sent a letter to the 230,000 members of the KofC affirming the need to cast a vote that will “build a Culture of Life.”
After addressing the moral obligation of citizens to promote the common good by means of their right to vote, Gallo and Robert said that the most important piece of information to know about a political candidate is “where they stand on life.”
“Political leaders must be encouraged to serve the common good by crafting legislation that supports and defends life from conception to natural death,” said the two men.
Gallo and Roberts confirmed that the promotion of the Culture of Life has always been at the “core” of the KOC’s “mission” and noted how this was reaffirmed in August’s Supreme Convention in Quebec City, where resolutions were passed “supporting the traditional definition of marriage” and opposing “abortion, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and euthanasia.”
The two knights also described the process of “building a Culture of Life” as “being concerned about the most vulnerable members of our society – the unborn, the disabled and the elderly … and defending the authentic nature of marriage and family.”
There was a sense of urgency in the letter regarding the importance of the October 14 election, when Canadians will have an opportunity to support pro-life political candidates. “The political choices we make today will have a profound impact on the character of our nation and the future we will pass on to our children,” they said.
So, ya think Harper’s trashing of the social conservative voice in his government is going to help him or hurt him with the largest Catholic fraternal organization in Canada (and the world)?
I’d say so.
Harper told socons, “Our position in the future is that this government will not open the abortion debate and will not allow another opening of the abortion debate.” I’m letting the Grand Knight at my local parish know about Harper and ask him to transmit the message to my good friend, Denis Savoie, the Deputy Supreme Knight pictured above (the highest position in Canada).The thing about not-so little armies like this one is that they are very efficient at transmitting information and acting on it.
And of course, we don’t ask too many questions. We just do what we’re told. Like a good army.
Stephen Harper has a real problem on his hands. And I’m going to do everything in my keyboard’s power to hobble his political aspirations between now and election day. He’s got to learn there is going to be a political price to pay for his treachery and his pimping for abortion.