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SLOBODIAN: Irwin has no one to blame but herself

She’s a well-paid elected official representing Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood who behaved in a juvenile, offensive manner that’s unacceptable and unbecoming of someone who holds public office.

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NDP MLA Janis Irwin is not a victim; of homophobia or any other martyr label she chooses to throw around. She’s a well-paid elected official representing Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood who behaved in a juvenile, offensive manner that’s unacceptable and unbecoming of someone who holds public office.  She wasn’t, as she claimed, “targeted by a far-right news outlet.” If any other

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Linda Slobodian is the Manitoba Senior Columnist for the Western Standard. She has been an investigative columnist with the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, and Alberta Report. lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Geraldine

    July 28, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    A very well-written article about yet another bully attacking the Christian community because they don’t agree with what the Bible says (repeatedly) about homosexuality.

    Well done Linda and keep up the good work. I have bookmarked your page to check in for more of your upcoming stories.

  2. Scott

    July 22, 2021 at 6:11 am

    She needs to lose her job. Unacceptable behaviour. Immature, irresponsible, and childlike. She is just as bad as whomever bullied her. And by the looks of it, she was probably an easy target for them. Grow some balls and get a life.

  3. Shrieked

    July 21, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    This is stupid and you wasted my time.

  4. Patricia Lineker

    July 21, 2021 at 9:48 am

    My take on her behaviour is that she feels some kind of guilt or responsibility for her actions and lifestyle. Does she believe she’s a sinner? That is entirely HER problem. Aren’t we ALL sinners? So we all need to do a little dance to mock Christian beliefs? Does she think it’s an issue that we’re not all gay? The sign is a message of love. I didn’t see her name on it to repent. The only problem I have with the sign is “In” was spelled wrong.

  5. Wesley

    July 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Thank you Linda for a well written article exposing this NDP MLA’s hypocrisy. This is pretty normal for the NDP.

  6. Dennis

    July 21, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Great story Linda. These people need to be called out for the morons they are. Well said, keep up the good work.

  7. Claudette Leece

    July 21, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Well it’s time voters quit jumping on these socialist bandwagons and really look at serious topics. Sadly Edmonton deserves everything it gets, voting in many of these NDP that are not about the people they pretend to care about, but the folks running for these offices to serve their own interests. Make better choices Edmonton or quit bellyaching. I wonder how often the NDPp have to check the bottom of their shoes, to see if they stepped in it

  8. Clash

    July 21, 2021 at 6:02 am

    I think the 3 people in this picture are gay. Including the person holding the Religious sign and hiding his/her(??) face. This seems like a Total Setup to incite a negative response or create a Publicity Stunt. This is getting very close to a “Hate Crime” against Christians, especially when Christians and their churches are being attacked. These kind of tactics become necessary when the general Public doesn’t care about the LGBTQS2 community anymore.

  9. Andrew

    July 20, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    BINGO

  10. Kelly Carter

    July 20, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    The other thought I have is the WORST bullies are always those who were themselves bullied. Shame really because you would think they would be more companionate because they know what it feels like to be bullied.

  11. Kelly Carter

    July 20, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with this column! Respect is earned, and bad behaviour no matter who you are should not be condoned. Acceptance is exactly that. Acceptance of the person in front of you for who they are not their identities. Irwin is clearly nothing more than a school yard bully who happens to be well paid and in a position of authority. If the roles were reversed we would be screaming about this. Walk a mile in another’s shoes before judging, and people living in glass houses should not throw stones!

  12. Steven

    July 20, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve no problem with a pride corner, but take as good as you give NDP MLA Janis Irwin. Hurts, eh? When the elected one doing the prancing & dancing around issues gets called out for being bigoted.

    I personally don’t give a hoot about your sexual orientation Janis, but I do give a damn about your lack of responsibility to the riding Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood that you represent.

    Former Premier Rachel Notley will try and cover this embarrassment up with her socialist spin.

  13. K

    July 20, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    What exactly is this person doing to better their community? Prancing around like a mentally-ill lunatic and insulting a large amount of the people she was unfortunately elected to represent does not better the cause of anything. Being obsessed with sex and sexual identity is representative of a degenerate mind.

  14. Darlene Craig

    July 20, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Maybe my “privilege “ is showing – and I mean that – but when will we move past the need for “pride corner, “ pride month” etc. When will ones sexual preference become just one thing about a person?

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