Activist Fined $5,000 for Standing in Front of City Bus Decked Out in Homosexual Colours
Kyle McKee is a long-time White rights activist in Calgary, Alberta. Some years ago, he headed up the Aryan Guard that staged a number of White Pride marches. Huffington Post Alberta (August 31, 2015) reported: “A Calgary Transit driver, who created controversy over his refusal to drive a rainbow Pride bus, claims he’s become the target of unfounded allegations at work. ‘I feel like people at Calgary Transit are now against me because I stand firmly for my Christian faith and won’t compromise my values,’ said [Jesse] Rau in a news release on Sunday. The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicks off this week, and a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in a rainbow flag as a show of support. But Rau publicly said he would have to quit his job if he was assigned to drive the bus because it goes against his Christian beliefs.
On Monday, Rau’s pastor said that the driver was told that a complaint had been filed against him, alleging that he was texting while driving on the job. ‘I am very careful not to text while driving,’ Rau said, refuting the allegation. ‘I am aware that public transit is a blessing to many and I always want to keep the people on my bus safe and secure. It seems like I am being targeted for speaking out for my faith.’ Rau’s pastor, Artur Pawlowski, also alleged that Calgary Transit had been monitoring Rau’s personal Facebook page. He said the bus driver has stopped using the social platform altogether because he’s afraid of losing his job. Rau is still under probation with Calgary Transit as he’s only been working for the company for less than a year, said CTV News.”
Kyle decided to show solidarity with the beleaguered bus driver and engaged in a brief act of non-violent civil disobedience. He briefly stood in front of the rainbow bagged bus and blocked its way. Four carloads of Calgary’s finest descended on him and issued him a $5,000 (that’s right, five thousand) ticket! He’s accused, in cop speak, of “prevent or interfere with operation of a transit vehicle.” His court date is November 3, 2015.
Mr. McKee explains: “Recently there was a story all over the news about an issue of a Calgary transit driver claiming that it would be against his religion to promote the homosexual life choices by driving a bus that was decked out in a rainbow wrap. The driver was attacked all over the mainstream media and social media for standing up for his convictions. It was as if his religious rights were far less important than those of the gay community. So, I took it upon myself to take a stand and position myself in front of the bus to prevent it from driving. This ended with the police sending four cars lights flashing to give me a ticket worth $5,000.”
Too bad Kyle isn’t a native Indian.
Nothing would have happened to him. As a form of protest, Indian protesters regularly block roads and railway lines for days at a time. They are seldom arrested. Indeed, during the protests by the curiously named Idle No More Indians (it didn’t mean they’d gotten jobs, just gone out marching and protesting) police regularly brought coffee to Indians blocking rail lines near Sarnia, Ontario. Of course, Julian Fantino, the loser of Caledonia when he was head of the Ontario Provincial Police, did nothing when armed radical Indians occupied private land in Caledonia. They assaulted Whites and blocked access at times to these Whites’ own homes. Still, the police were more interested in intimidating and chasing away Whites who held protests against the occupation and the police inaction.