YOUR LETTERS Embarrassing behaviour
Attending Question Period in the Legislature on Nov. 2, I watched across the balconies as school children in uniform filed into their seats.
Subsequently, I was horrified and embarrassed by the behaviour of the Liberal caucus as they shouted over the New Democratic speakers who had the floor to respond to their questions. The Liberals shouted and banged on their desks to wipe out what the government members were saying in response to the questions being asked.
I was particularly disturbed by their misogynistic assaultive behaviour towards the women on the government side. I was ashamed that those children were being shown this as behaviour acceptable in their house of government.
The Liberal caucus should be ashamed and should apologize to those children, the people of British Columbia as well as those affected by that behaviour in the Legislature.
All this took place on the same day that the Victoria Times Colonist ran an excellent editorial from Neil Godbout of the Prince George Citizen entitled “Men: take responsibility for your misogyny.” Clearly, the Liberal caucus is refusing to do so! Dr. Marcia Braundy Winlaw, B.C. has direct rule over little of the world’s landmass. The Old Testament account of Israel, a family that became a nation, called God’s people, strictly mandated that no king of Israel, no head of the state, could also be a priest. Israel’s first king, Saul, lost his kingdom because he involved himself in the ministry of the priest.
I suggest that the separation of church and state is taught in the word of God and as Protestant belief is based on the Bible, you see that in products of Protestantism, such as countries as the U. S. The United States has been a tremendous success, that has affected Canada and the world in many positive ways. It is a country that Mexicans have been risking everything to get into.
As Harvard scholar Samuel Huntington declared in his 2004 book, Who Are We?, if America had been settled by Spanish Catholics instead of British Protestants however, it would be Mexico today. Thank God it wasn’t.
We should celebrate the 500th anniversary of what Martin Luther sparked and when we enjoy democracy and freedoms, such as freedom of speech and religion, continue to be thankful for the Protestant Reformation.
Paul Serup Prince George