Jail Homosexuals Canadian Politician Says
November 27, 2003
By Ben Thompson, 365Gay.com Newscenter, Ottawa Bureau
Ottawa—A leading member of Canada’s official
opposition was fired as his party’s critic for family affairs Thursday after
calling for the abolition of gay rights, claiming they are the result of a
conspiracy that began in the 1960s involving the “seduction and
indoctrination” of young boys.
Larry Spencer, the Canadian Alliance Party’s critic for family issues, in
an interview with the Vancouver Sun said gay activists embarked on a
“well-orchestrated” campaign to “convert” young boys in school
playgrounds and locker rooms to homosexuality and to “deliberately
infiltrate the North America’s judiciary, schools, religious community and
the entertainment industry.
Spencer, a former Baptist minister who was born in the US, is the Member of
Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Center, in Saskatchewan.
He told the paper in its Thursday edition that homosexuality should be put
back in the criminal code and gays should be imprisoned.
“If somebody brought a bill in the House to do that I’d certainly vote
for it. Yeah, I’d like to see that be the case,” he told the Sun.
“It’s not that I would want spies in everybody’s bedroom or anybody
following anybody. I just wish that there was some way that society could
stand up and say, ‘this is not right.’”
But, Spencer said he doubted Parliament has enough courage to reimpose the
sodomy laws, repealed in 1969.
He said he bases his conspiracy theory on a speech by a U.S. gay rights
activist in the ‘60s, but when pressed he said he could not recall the
“His quote went something like this ... ‘We will seduce your sons in
the locker rooms, in the gymnasiums, in the hallways, in the playgrounds, and
on and on, in this land.’ It was quite a long quote stating what was going
to happen to the young boys of North America.”
Spencer said the plot involved gays entering the ministry of various
churches and the infiltration North America’s schools and teaching colleges.
“The activists that organized in those days [encouraged] people of their
persuasion to enter into educational fields, and to do this with the feeling
of a mission, you know, of going out there as pioneers in a—quote— human
rights area, and I think they were successful, as we’ve seen,” he told the
Spencer said the next thing will be strong pushes to legalize polygamy and
pedophilia. “Polygamy is next on the list. More than one [spouse] ...
We’ll see that within the next very, very few years. Pedophilia is being
pursued as we speak ... Some will say down to an eight-year-old, they think
“It’s shocking that these views still exist and that they would be
espoused by a supposedly educated public official,” Gilles Marcheldon, the
executive director of Canadian LGBT rights group Egale told 365Gay.com.
Alliance Leader Stephen Harper wasted no time in firing Spencer as family
issues critic and asking him to temporarily resign from caucus.
Harper said Spencer’s remarks on homosexuality were totally unacceptable
and do not reflect the party’s stance on gays.
The right wing party has struggled with extremists in its membership since
its founding. The party is also in the midst of a merger with the more
moderate Conservatives in an effort to unite the right.
New Democratic Party MP Svend Robinson, who is openly gay, called Spencer a
“bigot” and said his comments were “absolutely disgusting and
He said it wasn’t the first time MPs from the Alliance had made these
types of comments and criticized Harper for appointing Spencer as family
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