Anglican Samizdat

May 14, 2009

Hundreds of Anglican priests in March for life in Ottawa

Filed under: Abortion,Anglican Church of Canada — David Jenkins @ 9:43 am
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That was a joke.

There is a March for life in Ottawa today and 10,000 people are expected to attend. As Michael Coren observes, the media is ignoring it. What I would like to know is, since the Anglican Church of Canada is so keen on social justice, where is Fred Hiltz, Colin Johnson, or John Chapman? In fact, will any Anglican priest attend to demonstrate their support for protecting the most vulnerable members of our society?Add an Image

Today, the 12th annual March for Life will take place in Ottawa. Up to 10,000 people, half of them under the age of 25, will walk, sing and pray for an end to abortion in Canada. If past patterns are repeated, there will be hardly any mention of the event in the media — a contrast with the numerous protests a fraction of the size that tend to receive full and fulsome coverage.

There has never been any abusive or violent behaviour from the participants — though there are occasionally obscene and provocative gestures from opponents — and numerous MPs and religious and ethnic leaders will attend. The march is also intensely reflective of the authentic Canada, unlike most other demonstrations: Conservative and Liberal, able-bodied and handicapped, black and white, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, from every region and background.

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