This. Warning: mute sound on your laptop or device unless glurge-y music and a sermon about the Virgin Mary is your thing.
It appears that Roméo Dallaire's staff didn't bother to google "Fatima: the path to peace" when the invitation for the senator to speak came into the office.
Had someone done that, they would have discovered the deeply gynophobic, racist, homophobic and anti-semitic ideology this organization promotes.
Beyond the obvious, what do a far-right Italian politician, the president of the John Birch Society and former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have in common?
In early September, the men are all scheduled to speak – along with a lengthy list of archconservative clergy, lawyers and academics – at a conference in Canada sponsored by the Fatima Center, part of the “radical traditionalist Catholic” movement, perhaps the single largest group of hard-core anti-Semites in North America.
Senator Dallaire has withdrawn from the conference. I'm ambivalent about that. He should have gone ahead and spoken to the religious RWNJ audience before him, and excoriated their medieval asses.