About Yesterday’s TL;DR Post On Paul Dearn

Yesterday I wrote an overwrought  325-word blog post that facetiously demanded NDP aide Paul Dearn resign for once tweeting “go fuck yourself” to the former pope, Benedict.

I should have just written: “Paul Dearn didn’t say anything wrong. Pope Benedict persecuted gay people. He also covered for child molesters. Fuck that guy. Rock on, Paul Dearn.”

I apologize.

Not A Defence Of Mulcair Aide Paul Dearn

Hey look! It’s not just Conservatives! Other political parties have bad apples too!

Case in point: the federal NDP is taking heat because a senior aide to party leader Tom Mulcair tweeted angry, rude stuff about ex-Pope Benedict a couple of years ago. Mulcair Aide Shawn Dearn’s tweets included F-bombs and lots of anger. Dearn has now apologized and Mulcair has forgiven him, but some still think he should resign. Because clearly, Dearn is just as bad as Conservative candidates who urinate in coffee mugs or mock the disabled.

The people who want Dearn to resign are right. This is exactly the same kind of situation!

Surely the fact that Dearn, incidentally a gay man who, like every LGBTQ person on the planet, has been persecuted by the Catholic church  (which has lobbied governments to block same-sex marriagefought gay-straight alliances in Canadian schools, fired its own gay employees, published homophobic propaganda, and one could Google this shit all day and barely scratch the surface) should never have expressed anger before he held his current political job! He should keep his grievances to himself!

And the fact Dearn was apparently outraged by the Church’s massive molestation scandal? Totally irrelevant! You can’t insult religious leaders just because their organizations have been havens for child rapists!

The goddamn nerve of this fucking guy!

Now, SOME naive souls probably think political leaders could even benefit from advisers who lose their cool over organized homophobia and the sexual abuse of children. What nonsense. No, when Dearn tweeted, “Stop calling the misogynist, homophobic, child-molesting Catholic church a ‘moral authority.’ It’s not,” he sealed his fate.

Bottom line: Dearn is as bad as any Conservative fraudster, election cheater or coffee cup pisser. There’s no moral difference between his sin and theirs. He must resign immediately or the federal NDP will lose all credibility.

Jesus fucking Christ. I can only pray Dearn never tweeted anything as offensive as this: