I am a Catholicphobe, an Anglophobe, a Reformophobe, a Mennophobe, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, and a few things more:

Gerda Peachey <gerdapeachey@gmail.com>

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 3:12 AM

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With you, the Prime Minister of Canada set to impose Motion 103 on Canada, why would I admit to things that could potentially bring trouble down on my head?

It is because Motion 103 is such a murky, ill-defined and dangerous discussion that calls for you to quell criticism of specifically one religious group, among a plethora of religions in our country.

Almost all religious groups that I know of have harboured sexual predators and abusive leaders.  The Catholic church pretty much leads the way for sliding sexual molesters to other parishes and doing everything in its power to protect such perverts rather than the innocent children who are so often damaged for life, by trusted religious figures.

Anglican priests have been implicated in the same horrific sins,…….crimes against children.

I grew up in the Dutch Reformed church.  Recently a Dutch pastor told me that his denomination is beginning to confess a pattern of cover-up when leaders preach the Word of God, but live like demons.

A Mennonite high school teacher did some prison time here, for abusing his role, for years, and using his prestige and power over a student to get what he wanted.  Mennonites have stood behind some very ‘respected‘ leaders who wallowed in sexual sins while showing a holy face to the world.

In the name of Allah, our world is rocking with violence right now, almost on a daily basis.  Will you the Prime Minister of Canada put a muzzle on the media, and set up a system, so well known to tyrannies, whereby the populace grows paralyzed with fear, lest the thought police descend on them, for displeasing the state?

Sometimes children are molested by homosexuals, by their football coaches, by their ballet instructors, ski instructors…………there is no end to this list.

That is simply true, and it is pretty much true in every institution run by fallen humanity.  So when people see vulnerable children so horribly wounded both physically and in their spirit, will your government label people caring enough to step forward and attempt to expose such evil as ……….Phobes?

No religion is exempt from such abuse, and no religion should be shielded from legitimate criticism.  No one who speaks the truth about abuse is phobic.  They are not irrational, or driven by fear.  On the contrary, it takes a lot more courage to stand against evil, than to just avert your eyes,……..and hope the victims survive, somehow.

You have more than enough power already enshrined in our Canadian laws to stop anyone who attacks people for their religious belief, but what you propose in Motion 103 is an exclusive protection of the Muslim religion,……..twice.  Why is that so, when the Jews are so often the target of hate, and violence?  Protect our Jewish citizens, protect our Muslim citizens, protect people in the Catholic faith, the Mennonite faith, the Reformed Church.

Just enforce the existing laws equally, with the determination to have a level playing field, in the land you govern.

I notice the MP Iqra Khalid does not wear the traditional Muslim garb, and flashes bright lipstick, which is perfectly normal and safe in our wonderful country.  But Iqra wants to suppress criticism of Islam, a religion that stated often and clearly the intention to bring the entire world under Sharia Law.  Under that rule neither Iqra, nor any of her Muslim sisters would have the freedom to dress as they want, or freely travel alone, wherever they want to go.

My Iranian friend taught university in Teheran when the Shah was deposed, and Sharia Law was imposed.  Women did not welcome the repressive mores of Islam and often furtively attended parties where they could wear their pretty dresses and splash on their makeup, to their hearts content.  Some of them paid a terrible price of their ‘rebellion‘ because the government had police ferreting out all non-compliance, with severe penalties imposed on such party-goers.

Prime Minister Trudeau, what are you sliding into our free land, under the guise of protecting one distinct religion?  Though I know that God is our Creator, and the Bible is His revelation to all humanity, I would not want to live in a theocracy.  There must be safety and freedom for all religious conviction in a democratic society.  But with Motion 103 you are melding the power of the state for a unique protection of just one of our myriad religious groups.

Please do not endorse this Motion.


Gerda Peachey,   Abbotsford,   BC

That word ‘quell’ means:            quell

put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.

“extra police were called to quell the disturbance”
synonyms: put an end to, put a stop to, endcrush, put down, check, crack down on, curb, nip in the bud, squashquashsubduesuppressovercome;

“troops quelled the unrest”

subdue or silence someone.

“Connor quelled him with a look”

suppress (a feeling, especially an unpleasant one).

“he spoke up again to quell any panic among the assembled youngsters”
synonyms: calmsoothepacifysettlequietsilenceallayassuagemitigatemoderate;

“he quelled his misgivings”

List of phobias

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“-phobia” redirects here. For the class of psychological disorders, see Phobia.
For a list of words relating to various phobias not found in wikipedia, see the English words suffixed with -phobia category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

The English suffixes -phobia-phobic-phobe (from Greek φόβος phobos, “fear”) occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear as a mental disorder (e.g. agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe chemical aversions (e.g. hydrophobic), in biology to describe organisms that dislike certain conditions (e.g. acidophobia), and in medicine to describe hypersensitivity to a stimulus, usually sensory (e.g. photophobia). In common usage, they also form words that describe dislike or hatred of a particular thing or subject (e.g. homophobia). The suffix is antonymic to -phil-.

For more information on the psychiatric side, including how psychiatry groups phobias such as agoraphobia, social phobia, or simple phobia, see phobia. The following lists include words ending in -phobia, and include fears that have acquired names. In some cases, the naming of phobias has become a word game, of notable example being a 1998 humorous article published by BBC News.[1] In some cases, a word ending in -phobia may have an antonym with the suffix -phil-, e.g. Germanophobe / Germanophile.

A large number of -phobia lists circulate on the Internet, with words collected from indiscriminate sources, often copying each other. Also, a number of psychiatric websites exist that at the first glance cover a huge number of phobias, but in fact use a standard text to fit any phobia and reuse it for all unusual phobias by merely changing the name. Sometimes it leads to bizarre results, such as suggestions to cure “prostitute phobia”.[2] Such practice is known as content spamming and is used to attract search engines.

An article published in 1897 in American Journal of Psychology noted “the absurd tendency to give Greek names to objects feared (which, as Arndt says, would give us such terms as klopsophobia — fear of thieves, triakaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13….”.[3]

Psychological conditions

Specialists may prefer to avoid the suffix -phobia and use more descriptive terms such as personality disordersanxiety disorders, and avoidant personality disorder.










  • Ichthyophobia – fear of fish, including fear of eating fish, or fear of dead fish


  • Koumpounophobia – fear of buttons[9]











Animal phobias

Main article: Zoophobia

Non-psychological conditions

Biology, chemistry

Biologists use a number of -phobia/-phobic terms to describe predispositions by plants and animals against certain conditions. For antonyms, see here

Prejudices and discrimination

Racist and xenophobic sentiments

The suffix -phobia is used to coin terms that denote a particular anti-ethnic or anti-demographic sentiment, such as AmericanophobiaEurophobiaFrancophobiaHispanophobia, and Indophobia. Often a synonym with the prefix “anti-” already exists (e.g. Polonophobia vs. anti-Polonism). Anti-religious sentiments are expressed in terms such as Christianophobia and Islamophobia.

Other prejudices include:

Prejudices against other categories of people


Systemic racism and religious discrimination

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.