By Jenn Smith
In an enormous and inexcusable display of political pseudo-religious orthodoxy, not to mention a huge waste of tax payer money and resources, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) filed a Human Rights complaint this week against embattled Chilliwack School Board trustee Barry Neufeld — whom, as it turns out, possesses and exercises supernatural powers that threaten everybody in Chilliwack. At this stage it seems like this trial will be the first of its kind since Lucretia L.S. Brown charged Christian Scientist Daniel H. Spofford of attempting to harm her using his “mesmeric” mental powers in 1878.
Angry Politically-Correct-Pagan-Bible thumping CUPE brass roared to their pagan gods that Neufeld’s comments suggesting that child transitioning could constitute a form of “child abuse,” actually constitutes an unspeakable heresy that makes Chilliwack schools unsafe for highly paid CUPE staff to work in.
To justify the witch trial of Barry Neufeld, CUPE Local 411 president and high priestess Shana Kirkland pointed to Chilliwack School District policy 402, which states that staffers have the right to “operate, work or learn in an environment free from harassment.” It would seem Neufeld’s objection to kids being put on a path towards using puberty blockers and then a lifetime on synthetic hormones (not to mention possible genital mutilating surgery) somehow makes CUPE employees unsafe.
Kirkland implied CUPE workers would tremble in fear at the idea that Barry, usually sitting comfortably at home sipping a coffee and reading a book, might actually be thinking hateful thoughts about LGBTQ employees and students, thus in Voodoo-like fashion sending psychic waves that might instantly tip ladders or cause machinery to malfunction and explode in the faces of employees. The warlock Neufeld’s evil powers must indeed be formidable, in order to cause so much mass chaos using little more than the dreaded evil eye.
But, one cannot let reason and common sense get in the way of a good witch trial. And I suppose we should not place too much blame for the witch hunt on Kirkland, since Morgane Oger, Rob Fleming, and BCTF President Glen Hansman have been working hard for some time to expose Neufeld’s witchy and evil supernatural powers.
Let us hope our representatives in Victoria sue CUPE for wasting the money and resources of tax payers on such a frivolous pursuit, and perhaps demand punitive damages to dissuade such witch trial absurdities in the future.