YOUR LET­TERS Em­bar­rass­ing be­hav­iour

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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