‘While Shapiro is not affiliated with any hate groups…’: Tory icon calls out media critics who want it ‘cancelled’

Conservative media icon Ben Shapiro takes aim at his critics in the media, saying they are keen to quash him by trying to link him to “radicals” he is unrelated to.

In a recent series of tweets, Shapiro, 38, called out the media, including CBC News, for trying to get him banned from social media.

“Here is the media’s attempt to get me banned from social media,” Shapiro wrote and attached a CBC News article about young men he considers radicalized. “They don’t know what my particularly radical views are, so they just say ‘I’m radicalizing young people!’ Pathetic trash from Canada’s public broadcaster.”

In another tweet, the conservative commentator also included two paragraphs from the CBC article which attempts to confer guilt by association.

“Although Shapiro is not affiliated with any hate groups, experts in media, gender studies and young men’s radicalization say the commentator’s content is prevalent in extremist communities online,” the article said. “And exposure to controversial – and increasingly harmful – views on masculinity, the objectification of women and the LGBT community is causing these same experts to worry about how far-right extremist groups are using TikTok, YouTube and other social media apps to drip campaign to slowly radicalize vulnerable teens and young men.”

“They can’t connect me to hate groups because I’m not really connected to hate groups, but I have bad views!” Shapiro replied “These views apparently include ‘the objectification of women,’ which is an odd accusation to make against an Orthodox Jew who promotes virginity until marriage.”

“What, specifically, are my bad views on masculinity? That men should be responsible? That they should get a job, get married, and take care of their kids? That sounds very, very bad!” wrote the conservative commentator in another tweet.

Shapiro responded that his “bad eyesight” is his view of the natural law of human sexual behavior and morality. “That’s the part that’s unacceptable: that I believe married heterosexual activity is morally superior to all other types of sexual activity.”

“All human reproduction and societal stability rests on the moral superiority of married heterosexual activity. To pretend otherwise is a pathway for both demographic decline and societal instability,” he wrote.

Rav Arora, a journalist from British Columbia, sided with Shapiro and challenged Canadian media and the government, writing, “You may disagree with @benshapiro’s views, but these nebulous attacks from his “content is prevalent in extremist communities online” is pathetic. Federal funding is what keeps Canadian outlets alive to continually produce these unwanted hits.

Canada’s cancel culture has also targeted conservative pastors

Cancellation culture has plagued Canada in recent years. The Canadian government has gone out of its way to target and nullify the religious freedom of some pastors.

As CBN News and CBN’s Faithwire have reported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian authorities have worked to shut down churches across the country, arresting and jailing pastors, imposing heavy fines on congregations and closing places of worship, usually citing COVID violations. .

Artur Pawlowski, the pastor of Street Church and the Cave of Adullam in Calgary, Alta., has been repeatedly arrested by authorities for holding religious gatherings despite warrants.

As CBN News reported in October 2021, Pastor Tobias Tissen of Steinbach, Manitoba was arrested for allegedly violating COVID-19 health orders. He spent an additional night in jail after police said he would not be released unless he agreed to stop preaching in church.

In June 2021, Tim Stephens, the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in southeast Calgary, was arrested for holding church services and “flouting” pandemic health orders, despite only 951 reported COVID cases. across Canada. Disturbing footage has been shared online showing Stephens being transported in a police car as his terrified children look on, sobbing uncontrollably.

In March of this year, state lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives took note of religious freedom violations in Canada and introduced a resolution calling on Canada for its religious persecution of pastors during the pandemic.

They urged the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “to consider adding Canada to the Special Watch List of countries where the government engages in religious freedom violations.”

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