Homosexualist Real Menard Announces Departure from Canadian Federal Politics

Fri Jun 26, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

MONTREAL, June 26, 2009 ( - Bloc Quebecois Member of Parliament and publicly professed homosexual Real Menard announced Thursday that he will abandon his federal political career to run in the next municipal election. He will be running for the separatist Vision Montreal party as the candidate for borough mayor of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Menard, who was first elected to Parliament for the Bloc in 1993 and has won five consecutive terms, gained notoriety by admitting publicly to engaging in homosexual relations while working as a Member of Parliament, joining the ranks of fellow openly homosexual MPs Libby Davies, Bill Siksay and Svend Robinson.

During the 2005 committee hearings that considered arguments against legalizing same-sex "marriage," Menard insulted and castigated Christian witnesses who were making presentations to the committee.

Responding to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' statement that a country's laws must be in accord with natural law and reason, Menard accused Archbishop Marcel Gervais of Ottawa of adhering to "stone age" morality, saying that the insistence that marriage be linked to the raising of children is an idea "from the time of the Flintstones."

The Canadian Catholic News service reported at the time that Archbishop Gervais appeared shocked by the MPs' open contempt for the Christian concept of a transcendent moral order.

During his time in federal office Menard served variously as Bloc Quebecois critic for Health and Justice critic, were he was a vocal proponent of homosexual "marriage" and "gay rights."

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