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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2017, 22:30:19 »
In spite of the OPS decision, like with military folks who sometimes escape charges but get dinged via admin measures, or a cop escaping criminal charges but facing admin or Police Act actions, I'm OK with a different standard being applied to this guy's behaviour as a Senator.  Like with the military & cops, we expect better.

100% agree, and I feel this situation is akin to a CAF member not renewing his/her TOS and releasing prior to being served a notice of intent to release (which would only happen if the timing lined up in the CAF case). I would have liked to have seen him called to account for his actions on the Senate Ethics committee, but I believe justice is served by removing a cancer from our government.

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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2017, 06:47:53 »
... removing a cancer from our government.
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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2017, 10:09:44 »
If he, as is alleged, exploited a position of power for sexual purposes with someone under 18, then he has committed an offense that should be condemned through the judicial system.

Information online says he met her outside his duties as a pastor and their is no information that he served as her pastor.

I assume that the only offence he could be accused of committing is:

"153(1.2) A judge may infer that a person is in a relationship with a young person that is exploitative of the young person from the nature and circumstances of the relationship, including

    (a) the age of the young person;

    (b) the age difference between the person and the young person;

    (c) the evolution of the relationship; and

    (d) the degree of control or influence by the person over the young person.

Definition of young person

(2) In this section, young person means a person 16 years of age or more but under the age of eighteen years."

As her met her at a Black Pride Week event and other than the age difference there was nothing else unusual about their relationship, I'm sure authorities quickly determined that this section didn't apply.  If there is something inherently immoral about sex with a 16 year old, why isn't the law changed to 18.   I wouldn't argue with that.  Harper had a struggle to get it raised to 16 from 14.  And why the hell can someone legally have sexual relations with a 12 year old under the Criminal Code?

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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2017, 10:25:25 »
He is at the very least, a married man and not to the female in question.  That, isn't very moral.

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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2017, 10:44:28 »
When did priests, pastors and assorted clergymen started acting morally?

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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2017, 12:15:19 »
He is at the very least, a married man and not to the female in question.  That, isn't very moral.

I hadn't heard that all the members of the Senate had been questioned on marital fidelity.  If odds mean anything, around half would flunk the test.

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Re: Conservatives in the News
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2017, 13:06:05 »
I hadn't heard that all the members of the Senate had been questioned on marital fidelity.  If odds mean anything, around half would flunk the test.
You suggested his only immoral act was banging a teen.  I countered with another view on morals and transgressions.  I'm quite sure if the woodpile was closely examined, this human failing would be observed in others besides Pastor Chickenhawk.  i also imagine that many folks either agree with his actions or don't give a crap one way or another.  I'm just not one of them.  And for sake of argument lets not confuse illegal with immoral.
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