Charles McVety, president of the Canada Family Action Coalition, in today's Globe and Mail: Sincerely,
Mr. McVety said the defection of people who have opposed same-sex marriage in the past will not send a good message about the Conservative Party or democracy.
“People feel they have no option, they have five anti-marriage parties and no reason to vote. They get disenchanted and they stay home,” he said.
Dear Mr. McVety,
I'm writing to tell you that you, and your fellow social Conservatives, do have an option, sir. But first, let me say that I feel your pain.
It hurts to lose your partner, be they opposite or same sex, and that is what has happened here. The Conservative Party has left you. And after all you've done for them that must really sting.
You were there for them when they were just getting started, when they were just a nascent little Western protest party with a nerdy leader and a dream. While they were getting their political education and pursuing their dreams you supported them, your votes brought them to the House of Commons and later made them the official opposition.
Then, though, they adopted the Progressive Conservatives, and they didn't have as much time for you anymore. "We've graduated now, we want to form a government so we've got to be pragmatic," they'd say. "We still love you, just stay quiet, don't embarrass us. We're doing all this for you baby!"
But are they really? Do they really love you, and respect all that you've done for them? After all, if it wasn't for your socially conservative brethren they wouldn't even be in government. And now, they want to throw away their faithful partner of so many years for some young, blonde, centrist trophy vote? When all you both worked for together is just paying off?
Because that's what they're doing, Charles. Sure, they promised you a vote on re-opening SSM, but it's a sham. They're playing you for a fool, and you're letting them. If they were really serious they'd use the notwithstanding clause. Instead they keep whispering sweet nothings, and doing sweet nothing too.
The love affair is over Charles. Face it; he's just not that into you. Don't let yourselves be the doormat of the Conservative party, the good wife waiting at home with his paper, a martini shaker and hundreds of thousands of votes.
You deserve better Charles, and you do have an option. I'd like to introduce you to a fine young suitor I think is just perfect for you and your friends. They're called the Christian Heritage Party of Canada. They're you're kind of people, and they'll treat you right, the way you deserve. They're Canada's only pro-life, pro-family political party.
You guys will get along great, I just know it. And be sure to bring along your MP friends who are also stuck in this abusive relationship. Don't they deserve to get out too?
I know it may seem hard now, but you know you can't let yourselves be played for fools any longer. In the long run, you'll be much happier.
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