Justin Trottier, from CFI Canada, and Charles McVety, from Canada Christian College, were guests on the The John Oakley Show today at 9:00 EDT. The topic was supposed to be Canada’s refugee program, but most likely because of the shootings in Scarborough Ontario, where two people were killed and 19 people injured, the topic was guns and gangs. I listened to about 10 minutes of the show; that’s all I can take of McVety’s bleating on about how lack of religion is the cause and religious faith is the cure for everything bad that happens in society. John Oakley set gave McVety an opening when he said,
some people say our culture is sick.
Trottier’s solution to to youth involvement in gangs and gun violence is for religious and secular organizations to reach out to young people and provide them with productive ways to use their time and energy. McVety,, who listens to no voice but his own, missed the fact that Trottier mentioned both religious and secular organizations and appealed directly to Trottier to
stop attacks on people of faith who want to reach out.
It seems that, for McVety at least, the war on religion and faith is the cause of massacres and shootings like the the Scarborough shootings.
McVety’s suggestion is almost as ridiculous as the comment by another radio commenter*, who, speaking to Oakley before Trottier and McVety’s appearance on the show, suggested that the militia be brought in to put the shooters “in the ground.”
* I did not catch the person’s name, but he was not one of the people who called in to make a comment.