Saturday, December 17, 2011

NPA Homophobes Strike Again

Sophia Woo and Ken Denike should be ashamed of themselves....

 A day after one online video controversy, NPA school trustees Ken Denike and Sophia Woo have found themselves at the centre of another.
The video shows the pair at a picnic for a Chinese Christian group.
In the video, Denike says a Vision board wants to make sweeping changes...
"Promoting having basically mandatory involvement in the curriculum of gay, lesbian, etc."
But school board chair Patti Bacchus says changes were not in the works -- adding Vancouver's LGBT policy has been in place for seven years.
She says Denike and Woo appear to have a different message when speaking to ethnic minorities.
"It certainly contradicts what these two trustees have been saying, particularly in english during the campaign, yet when language would switch and we'd be in Chinese media, trustee Woo would bring up one of the anti-homophobia programs...again."
Bacchus says it’s clear the pair were trying to get votes by pandering.
NPA school trustee Ken Denike is issuing an apology...sort of.
It comes after a video posted on you-tube shows him and trustee Sophia Woo, telling a group of Chinese Christians that Vision Vancouver wants to put gay and lesbian issues into the curriculum.
Now Denike says that’s not what he meant.
"It came across as a bit of a shambles quite frankly, and it’s something that I should have had better preparation for instead of having the translation done on the fly...if it comes across that way I apologize."
Denike says he supports the boards' LGBT policies -- which have been in place since 2007.
School board chair Patti Bacchus has accused Denike and Woo of pandering to an ethnic community, while saying something completely different in english-language media

More on this story here, including the video.

These are the worst kind of politicians, they speak out of both sides of their mouth.

Gregor Robertson might not be the greatest Mayor in the world but thank goodness the vast majority saw through the hate and voted in a Vision, a vision that doesn`t include divisive religious zealots.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


Anonymous said...

Did we not already go through this with a certain politician in a certain election in 2009?
Take "heed" of this message.

Crankypants said...

The whole problem with the NPA is that they spend their time playing politics rather than dealing with issues in a constructive manner. I guess that now that Susan Anton got her walking papers courtesy of the voters last month, other NPA types feel it is their duty to carry on her legacy of idiocy. They remind me of the "Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight".