Ah, the sweet taste of justice! As most readers will already understand, Charles McVety is an outspoken bigot. His words, broadcasted last year on his CTS show, Word TV, have finally gotten him into trouble with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council who have found him in violation of broadcasting codes for statements that implied there was a "malevolent, insidious and conspiratorial purpose" to the activities of homosexuals.
The report said McVety violated sections of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters code of ethics, particularly the clause that calls for "full, fair and proper representation." You can read full details on the report here.
Infamous for his constant, unrelenting, and bigoted attacks on the LGBT community, and his disgusting and frequent access to our Prime Minister's ear and office (not to mention his great power to influence federal Conservative government policy), I'm sure McVety will rail against this decision as unfair and a violation of his freedom of speech. Of course, our free speech laws don't give anyone the right to peddle hatred and lies over the air waves so I'm quite pleased with this decision to shut the bigot McVety down.
I hope Dalton McGuinty grows a spine and stops listening to this bigot when it comes to setting our school curriculum (although sadly I won't be holding my breath). Homosexuality is a natural part of the human condition and our high schools are, undoubtedly, still hotbeds of homophobic bullying today. That we leave our young queer students alone to suffer in these violent conditions is evil, and surely something that brings a smile to McVety's face. Expanding knowledge of the reality of this world (not McVety's hocus pocus version of it) including the existence of gay and lesbian people is long overdue in our school curriculum in Ontario, Mr. McGuinty.
I hope the mainstream Canadian media (including the National Post) thinks twice before quoting McVety ad nauseum again on some social issue in future.
And I truly hope his hate-peddling T.V. show never sees the light of day in this country again.