I like this column about Toronto’s mayor not marching in the pride parade over Canada Day. But I’ll quibble with this point:
The knives that are out for Mr. Ford have nothing to do with this particular decision, though. The exaltation of homosexuality is second only to the reverence paid to unfettered abortion as a litmus test for political correctness amongst our cognitive and cultural elites. Rob Ford’s sin is that he does not believe in mixing politics with sexuality pride. Rob Ford is not a homophobe, but nor on the other hand does he think it is any particular honour to be homosexual. Many Canadians not schooled in the catechism of gender correctness agree with him.
You may remember that I grew up in Toronto and it’s the only city where I can find my way without a map. I further, for better or for worse, travelled in circles that included our cognitive and cultural elites. And while I’d probably rather not be the vocal pro-lifer at a downtown Toronto cocktail party, I am 100 per cent certain I would not want to speak in favour of Rob Ford on this one.
The exaltation of homosexuality in Toronto is second to absolutely nothing.by