Saskatchewan Roughrider fans best in the nation

There are always critics who will say ‘that is not right’ or you are tramping on and discriminating against people’s rights and beliefs.

It does not matter what we do these days, there are always critics who will say ‘that is not right’ or you are tramping on and discriminating against people’s rights and beliefs.

Recently, Trinity Western University wanted to open a law school in Langley, however, some folks suggest this should not be done because the university says that its students should agree to abstain from sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a women.

The protesters say this discriminates against homosexuals.

How blind are these protesters with their own bigotry? Does this mean that they do not want people on the judge’s benches who may be, a conservative, a liberal, a Christian or someone or who does not believe in their misguided type of hype?

Thankfully our country supports a diversity of opinions and I suggest that these protesters are the same kind of people at the BC Teacher’s Federation who opposed Trinity Western’s right to produce teachers, some dozen years ago. The Supreme Court rejected the BCTF position.

Lawyers and judges of many faiths and ideological views have always practised law professionally.

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The biggest party in Canada is this Sunday. The Grey Cup has always been a big sports spectacle in this country and people who normally do not pay much attention to the Canadian Football League, tend to get involved, watch the game or parts of it, and also party.

Many folks have friends over for the game, some good natured banter about who will win, some goodies to eat and perhaps some libation.

I wish I could be in Regina to watch the 101st Grey Cup because those fans know how to support a team and it would be so much fun. When the Grey Cup was in Vancouver the Roughrider pavilion drew more folks into their venue than did the BC Lions who were hosting the football championship in their own town.

The last two years of Grey Cup has seen the team who’s town the classic was being played, win the big one.

The Lions did it two years ago and the Toronto Argonauts won last year, in Toronto.

So I am hoping that history will repeat itself and the Riders will indeed be the Grey Cup Champions once again.

My TV room will be decorated with Roughrider flags, pennants, various kinds of shirts and other paraphernalia with green.

To say the Roughrider fans across the country are the best in the nation would be an understatement. They bring in more money on the sale of their team products than all of the other teams combined and in Saskatchewan the Roughriders are a religion.

Go Roughriders!

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Advisor.

 

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