LONDON, Ontario, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Julie Glaser, a London homosexual activist, is outraged that the city of London would allow any of its councillors to disagree with her. Glaser is objecting to the participation of Councillors Ab Chahbar and Rob Alder in a rally for the protection of the traditional definition of marriage and has demanded a public apology from City Council.
Homosexual rhetoric has long rested on the premise that homosexuality is a natural condition of birth and therefore characterizes any disagreement with the agenda as ‘hate.’ Principled opposition to the proposed change in the traditional definition of marriage is, therefore, an expression of a kind of ‘racism’ or ‘hate’ against ‘gays.’
Glaser, whose group’s name, The London Association for the Elimination of Hate, uses this equation to full advantage saying, “Councillors Ab Chahbar and Rob Alder are sending out a strong message to this community and across the country, unfortunately a very negative message”. Glaser continued, unaware that she could be seen to be referring to her own actions, stating, I am afraid we live in an intolerant community.” She is active in her group’s work in a publicly funded ‘safe schools’ programme with the Thames Valley District school board.
Chahbar responded, “I was there as Ab Chahbar as a citizen. This is not hate. This is my religious point of view. Nobody is going to tell me what to say or not say.”
Rob Alder dismissed Glaser’s demand for an apology and accusation of ‘hate’ as “hogwash.” He said, “Had I been at that meeting, I would have stated very clearly that moving to redefine marriage is imprudent and unwise.”