"I was brought up in that environment and I will continue to believe that until the day I die."Recently, in light of 1991 video footage of himself making disgraceful comments about homosexuals, Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski has publicly apologized and has emphasized he is no longer the same man he was then. Today, the Canadian Press has uncovered statements made by Tom Lukiwski that illustrate just how much he has changed.
- Tom Lukiwski June 28th 2005.
On June 28th 2005, just prior to the vote on same-sex marriage, Lukiwski made the following statement, it is available in Hansard (approximately 2/3 down):
"I firmly believe that by passing this legislation, we start on a very slippery slope which could affect societal change in a very adverse way. I see things which have been expressed before that could come down the pike, things like polygamy and others, while hiding behind the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I am fearful that societal change could happen.Tom Lukiwski, in suggesting same-sex marriage would provide a basis for legalizing polygamy (and other things, of which he leaves vague) was either illustrating ignorance or attempting to perpetuate fear. In either situation the similarity exists between his comments in 1991 to his more recent in 2005.
I also am a firm believer in the fundamental definition of marriage as we have known it all our lives. Marriage is and should continue to be between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others. I was brought up in that environment and I will continue to believe that until the day I die."
In 1991 Tom Lukiwski made hateful remarks about homosexuals. In 2005 he stated that same-sex marriage would open the door to polygamy not to mention other things. This statement not only contains the irrationality of Lukiwski to believe something no matter what until he dies, but it illustrates that's exactly what he's doing.