“Anti-Catholics want to take away our school boards. Annoying, yes. But groups that want to take away Catholics’ and all other Canadians’ freedom of speech are frightening. And that makes me see the newspapers’ slurs in a new light. Yes, I wish they wouldn’t say nasty or snarky things about Catholics, but paradoxically I’m glad they have the right to do so. For one thing, the press alerted us to pedophile priests and priests with crushes on teenage boys. For that, I am grateful.
“Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly clear that we Canadians cannot take our freedom of speech for granted.
“The increasingly unchurched Orange and the stubbornly faithful Green were duking it out a long time the CIC’s brand of Islam got here. It is a boring, annoying old game, but we’re likely to go on playing it for 200 years more unless the New Orangemen finally realize why they’re playing. I can only hope that their Establishment doesn’t shoot itself in the foot, though, by encouraging their preferred special interest groups in their quest to shut us all up.”