Following in his father's footsteps, Trudeau is an ardent supporter of the homosexual movement. He spoke at the homosexual activist group EGALE's June 5th gala this year. In September, he participated in the Montreal Gay Pride parade, gaining special media attention for his appearance.
Despite the publicity of these stances, his reputation seems to have eluded organizers of Catholic events. Only few months after addressing the gay activist group, Trudeau was a key speaker for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, addressing 4,000 Catholic students. He also addressed Catholic students of the Halton Catholic school board in 2008 at the Notre Dame high school's Leadership Conference.
Covering his 2001 speech for the papal World Youth Day promo, the Toronto Star reported, "Trudeau recounted his struggles with the strict tenets of Catholicism." To youth who were to receive the late John Paul II, Trudeau said he slowly started to rediscover his own religion and said, "Church isn't about rules. It's about guidance." He urged the youth present to reject "old men with old ideas."
LieSiteNews is emitting low-decibel shrieks in his direction, too.
Trudeau, the member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau is pro-choice and supports gay equality rights.
eh. "Church isn't about rules. It's about guidance. [Reject] old men with old ideas."
That should get Blob Blogging Wingnut spitting mad. Well, madder than usual.