Back here, in our animated discussion on SSM and religious bigots, Blogging Tory Jordan Alcock seems to be patting himself on the back for being on the side of the angels:
... I must say that I agree that a civil marriage commissioner has two options: perform the ceremony against his religious values, or quit and get a new job.
Religious disagreement is reserved for church ceremonies - churches have, and should have every right to deny any person marriage sanctioned by the church.
But when we're talking about state-run marriage, they are obliged to keep religion out of it.
Well, bully for you, Jordan. It's nice of you to see things that way. One only wonders where the fuck you were when this controversy was actually in full scream some time back.
It's seriously annoying to notice how some of Canada's moderate conservatives are only too happy to now publicly support SSM, and even admit that marriage commissioners should do their job or get the hell out, when those same folks were curiously quiet until it finally became clear who the winning side was.
For someone who is now taking this position, one Googles in vain for Mr. Alcock taking a stand when it would have meant something. No fear, though -- once the battle is over, and the dust has settled, one can count on Jordan -- like so many of his principled Blogging Tory colleagues -- emerging from his foxhole, quickly checking the wind, and shuffling over to stand with the winners. Yes, profiles in convenience, the lot of them.
Sorry, Jordan, but if you want the credit, you might want to take that principled stand and report for duty when it counts for something.