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Can Satan cast out Satan?

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Lyle Shelton, spokesblogger for the Australian Christian Lobby wrote:


"New totalitarian rainbow law in Canada has decreed that parents who disagree with their child changing gender are guilty of “abuse” and could face having the state remove their child by force."
So what's wrong here? This might be the truth as ACL sees it. Trouble is, it is simply not accurate. And not fair reporting. The "new law" for which Lyle generously provides a link, makes no such decree. I've read it all the way through. Please point out what I missed. Lyle goes on: "Parents who are concerned that transitioning is not in their child's best interests are automatically classified as “abusive”, according to Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau." Really? Automatically? Couldn't find that in the Act. Lyle suggests that this is what the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services says. I'd better check that out. Oh. Lyle hasn't given m…

My Brief Career as a Recording Artist

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It is a matter of record that my career as a recording artist spanned more than a decade. Four songs. Three records. Total royalties: less than $1. No reason to be jealous.
It began accidentally in about the late 1960s. Here's the cover of the EP. And here's the back cover.

"Nobody Knows" was later used to lull rowdy teenagers to sleep at Gold Coast Secondary School Camps run by the Methodist Church. Doubtless, my soporific performance enhanced sleepiness.
Also on this EP is a recording of my big sister's group, The Goldenway Three. Judith, the aforementioned Big Sis, is the lead and two other sisters (not mine), Janet and Heather Bishop, do the harmonies. I can be heard playing the piano on "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
Following this brilliant start was my venture into country music with a song about a horse. Not any horse. Gunsynd, the Goondiwindi Grey. 
When Gunsynd ran his last race, a couple of established artists wrote songs about the horse. At …