Skip to comments.Atheists demand removal of pro-life banner over B.C. city street, but mayor won’t budge
Posted on 09/14/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Atheists groups are demanding once again that a city in British Columbia remove a pro-life banner authorized to fly on city-owned polls this week, saying that it violates city policy on street banners. But like last year, the city is again refusing to budge.
City administrator David Trawin confirmed on Tuesday that the banner meets the citys criteria, since it does not contain any offensive words or messages.
The blue banner, hoisted on behalf of the Kamloops Pro-Life Society, includes a silhouette of a baby, young girl, and elderly woman standing beneath a tree.
The text reads, "One life can make a difference. Protect human life week.
The banner has been hung in the city for the last eight years, corresponding with the time Life Chain runs its yearly peaceful and prayerful public witness. Last year was the first time anyone complained about the banner.
Bill Ligertwood of the atheist group Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought has said that the city should not have approved the banner since, in his view, it violates a city policy on street banners. The policy states that banners must not "promote political parties or points of view, religious points of view, commercial ventures, controversial issues or other content that contradicts the human rights codes."
The B.C. Humanists Association, another atheist group, has also spoken out against the banner.
But Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar told reporters last year that the atheist groups had no grounds to have the pro-life banner removed. He said the banner was formally vetted and approved by city lawyers.
"Essentially, this banner the way it's worded, the way it's structured it was their opinion that it would not be in contravention of our policy that we could enforce," he said.
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These groups have become the SA of modern times!
America can no longer make fun of Canada. In 4.5 years, we have slid below our Canuck friends.
Why in the world would an atheist be offended at a sign that read like that?
That’s right. They’re the pawns of Lucifer and just don’t realize it yet! Lol
“Nice to see a city, especially a Canadian city, show some common sense. “
I’m waiting for the political correctness pendulum to swing the other way. But I’m afraid some huge impulse forcing function will be required. Perhaps when New York vaporizes because we took no action against Iran. Perhaps when we’re attacked with militarized plague.
Get a life tree-huggers...better yet, get a brain.
Hey atheists, go pound sand.
It was helpful of Bill to admit that “rational thought” equals pro-abortion.
2009 I was in Vancouver. Walking around by the pan pacific hotel one night, I noticed a bumper sticker on every light pole, stop sign etc.
It said 911 was an inside job. Big bold white letters on a black bumper sticker. Very high too. But I’m 5’18” (6’6” for those in rio linda) So I strethced and peeled off one after the other, walking down the street.
Coming up the other side, got to the last one. Turned around and there was a city worker standing there behind me. All of a sudden he says, thanks, I would’ve had to peel all those off.
There are some sickos in Canada.
Kamloops is in eastern B.C.; still possesses vestiges of normality unlike the Vancouver mainland area, even increasingly normal as you approach Alberta to the east.
The amount of energy crazy people will devote to something like that amazes me.