Episode 206 – Potpourri

Join us as we bring you our take on a number of news stories we consider within our purview. In this edition for June 18, 2017 we find that over half of Canadians believe that religion is a force for harm and we wonder what the hell is wrong with the rest; a new creationist dinosaur museum opened this weekend in Innisfail, Alberta where no expense regarding historical accuracy was spared, including a laser tag facility themed with an ancient city being invaded by dinosaurs; in Ontario, a court rules that students no longer have to provide a reason for opting out of religion classes in Catholic schools; and in The Regressive Left Files… indigenous peoples of some 189 countries petition a United Nations committee to make cultural appropriation illegal. Lastly, we look at lawsuits from both pro and con sides of medical assistance in dying in Canada that can only be traced to crappy federal legislation. But first, welcome back Twyla!

Episode 197 – Potpourri episode

Welcome to episode 197 of The Legion of Reason Diversion for March 12, 2017! Co-host Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, are joined by guest co-host Paul Ens. In this thrilling installment topics range a wide gamut, including the following:

  1. A Montreal osteopathic school faces charges of practicing medicine without a license when undercover investigators pose as patients;
  2. Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey says that those challenging a decision to remove restrictions on choice of prayer and sermons in a public school are engaging in “misinformation
    and hateful speech”;
  3. In Comox, British Columbia, more than 80 doctors have signed a letter to the health region to establish a new hospice not in the clutches of Catholic health care institutions which would make medical aid in dying available as an option;
  4. In Denmark, a man burned a Quran and was charged with blasphemy after posting the video of the event to Facebook despite the law not having been enforced since 1946;
  5. In our regular segue Catholic Watch, Pope Frank urges Catholic not to have more children than you can bring up properly – sounds like the urges are the problem, Frank;
  6. Cardinal Collins, Bishop Crosby lash out at Justin Trudeau’s inclusion of $650M over 3 years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world;
  7. And in the Regressive Left Files, Charles Murray and others were assaulted by protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont;
  8. Not to be outdone by our American neighbors, student protesters at the University of Victoria in British Columbia accused Philosopher Peter Singer of supporting euthanasia and ableism.

Episode 189 – 2016: The Year That Was…

Later in this episode we look back at 2016 and the people we interviewed and the stories we covered. Then Tom Leeds returns for a cameo. But first we take a look at the rise of the pseudoscientific allergy elimination clinics and the Canadian government looks to expand who can access medical assistance in dying.