Two years ago today, on April 9, 2005, 15,000 Canadians descended on Parliament Hill to show their support for marriage. In one of the largest non-political rallies in recent memory, it showed that many Canadians were still very socially conservative and were willing to show up in mass numbers to let their voices be heard.
While we eventually lost the political and legal battle for marriage, the fight will go on as Canada continues its free-fall into moral and social anarchy. We lost the battle but we will eventually win the war. We will win this war because nature is on our side and what man proposes in defiance of nature, nature disposes in its own good time. In other words, the consequences of adopting legislation which is in direct opposition to the natural world and natural order can only lead to defeat. The question, therefore, is not if same-sex “marriage” is overturned but rather when.
I have never written much about my planning for this March. I just didn’t have the time to do it after the March since too many things came up. And when I did finally have a bit of time, the newsworthiness of the story had passed somewhat so I just let it slide. It was truly, however, a remarkable experience, and one in which I will likely never have the privilege of doing again on such a large scale. Two personal observations, however, that I would like to offer.
The first is this. To pull this kind of demonstration off, much prayer and sacrifice is needed, not to mention learning to eat humble pie and to keep your tongue in check when dealing with the nay sayer allies. Without accepting the cross on a daily basis, failure would have been a certainty. Only by putting my full trust in Jesus was the March a success. And, yes, the March did succeed although its fruits will only be appreciated in the distant future. The pagans and sexoholics do not understand that our battle is ultimately a spiritual one so when they do not see any immediate results to our efforts, they immediately consign them to failure. That, however, is a very big mistake. It is a mistake of pride.
The second observation is a personal one for me. A few minutes before the speeches were about to begin, the stage was packed with people and pandemonium was breaking out. I had marching bands, flag bearers, speakers, singers, security guards, and other choreography that I had to set into place. It was a zoo. As I scrambled to find my first few speakers and place them near the podium, along with co-ordinating the marching band and singer for O Canada, I sensed something very strange: an overwhelming sense of calmness and peace. Everything around me was pandemonium and normally I would be an easy victim of this pandemonium as I am naturally a nervous person. But there was something around me that day that removed any kind of anxiety or worry. It was as if a veil was over me, one that I can honestly say was Our Blessed Mother’s mantle, calming my nerves and protecting me from harm. I’ll never forget it.
One more thing. I instinctively knew that we were going to lose the first vote, but the message that I kept getting was that the March was necessary for the eventual victory. That is why in my speech, I reminded those assembled that we might lose the vote but the fight must go on. How fitting that two years after the March, we are one day after the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection.
Despite my efforts, I was unable to locate a video recording of the speeches, except this one of myself which is rather poor. In the coming weeks, I’ll keep trying to secure video copies of more of the speeches. Please pray that I succeed because some of the speeches were rather remarkable and need to be heard and seen again.