If you think that you have seen this guy before it’s because National Organization for Marriage used this video in Minnesota last fall. It has not improved with age.

First, the obvious. This guy is in Canada. More importantly, what he wants is not only patently absurd but has little, if anything, to do with marriage equality. What he wants is for his kid’s school to give him a heads-up anytime a class discussion included anything that might be contradictory to his religious beliefs including (but not limited to) marriage, family and sexuality.  Tourloukis is a dentist and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. What was that about wanting special rights?

Who could possibly determine what might offend this guy’s notion of Christianity. In similar cases in the US, judges have scornfully told parents to send their kids to either send their kid to a Christian school or home school them.

According to Brian Brown:

We have seen, time and time again, that wherever marriage is redefined,
the rights of religious individuals and institutions are put in jeopardy
by government fiat. There is no middle ground — either our rights are
respected, or they are threatened and eradicated.

When marriage is redefined, people like you and me who believe that it takes a man and a woman to make a marriage are treated under the law as the functional equivalent of racists and bigots.

Of course that is utter nonsense. There are a handful of these victims that they repeat (ad nauseum) over and over and over again. I cannot speak for Canada but in the US, religious liberty also means freedom from religion.

As for treating people like bigots, that depends upon the people. Brian Brown is a bigot. Among many other things, he repeatedly makes the false claim that gay people are a threat to children. As for Dr. Tourloukis, who knows?

By the way, just when does this guy find the time to drill teeth. Based on his web presence (including innumerable videos), this guy is a professional victim.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.