Re: “Letter: Pan’s view hypocritical,” Letters, April 13.
It was shocking for me when I read the letter written by Alan Halliday, which made a number of false statements about me.
Mr. Halliday claimed that I was, “front and centre protesting against discrimination (racist flyers) against Chinese citizens.”
The truth is, although I am against any form of racial discrimination, I never participated in the protest, as I am not a big fan of street protesting.
Mr. Halliday went on to say that I was a Christian and criticized Christians on this matter. But the simple truth is that I am not a Christian, and I have never been a Christian.
But Mr. Halliday did make an interesting point about what may happen when we exercise our freedom of speech: “the more outrageous the comments, the more outrageous the response.”
I sincerely wish it reflected the reality. However, after the Richmond News article about me (“Parent group founder goes it alone in Richmond,” News, March 29), I received terrible bullying on the Internet, and Facebook.
Is this the response that I deserve when I just made the modest comment, “Disagreement doesn’t mean discrimination”?
Isn’t it exactly the manifest of the oppression that I mentioned in the news article? I would leave that to our readers to judge.
Mr. Halliday blatantly made the false claim that I am “discriminating against LGBTQ students.”
As a matter of fact, I have two friends from the LGBTQ community and we get along very well.
We respect each other and never impose our ideas on each other.
In Canada’s free society, everyone has the right to believe in what he/she chooses to believe in. If you choose to believe in the gender theory based on which there are tens of genders, it is your right.
As an MLA candidate, I strive to defend your right to believe in that theory, no matter whether I believe in that theory or not.
At the same time, I strive equally hard to defend people’s right when they choose not to believe in such a theory.
Similar to religions, our public schools should never enforce the indoctrination of the gender theory, although one should be free to believe in it without suffering from any discrimination.
Before you write letters to the newspaper, do your due diligence and verify your assumptions, please!