Kevin Annett, Whistleblower of an Evil Church |433|
11.15.2019 - By Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
Kevin Annett is a former minster turned whistleblower of a now admitted large-scale conspiracy of church and state.
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Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:06] Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics.
At this point, most of us are, at least, a little bit tired of stories about social injustice, but one of the unfortunate consequences of the social justice warrior thing is the proportionality of it. Take, for example, today’s guest.
In 1994, as a minister of United Church in British Columbia, Kevin Annett walked into, what he probably thought was his dream job. Now that job turned into a nightmare and a 25-year ordeal as he became a whistleblower of some of the most horrific, holocaust-level crimes in Canada’s history. And worse yet, chances are, you’ve never even heard about any of them.
You know, on this show I’m always drawn to stories where one person can make a monumental difference, and Kevin Annett is certainly one of those people. Besides being an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, he’s also become a continuous voice for justice in a very important way. And I think is, as we were just chatting about a minute ago, his story is critical to understanding our culture in general.
So, it’s a bit of a long introduction there, but Kevin, it is a great pleasure to have you on Skeptiko and thanks so much for joining me.
Kevin Annett: [00:01:49] Thank you, Alex. I appreciate the time to be able to do this.
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Alex Tsakiris: [00:01:52] So Kevin, of course, we’re going to talk about your books. I’ve just popped one of them up here, Murder by Decree, and people can also check out murderbydecree.com, which stays up to date on a lot of things that are going on in your world.
But you know, I think the easiest place to start is history, the history of what happened. I have a short clip I’m going to play from the movie. I want to let people know this movie, Unrepentant, is available on YouTube. Let me play this clip.
1: [00:02:23] Unrepentant reveals Canada’s darkest secret; the deliberate extermination of indigenous peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told tale as seen through the eyes of a former minister who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of its murder of thousands of children in its Indian residential schools.
What happened to the thousands of children who died or disappeared while in Canada’s Indian residential schools? Why have Canada and the churches responsible for their fate refused to say what happened to them and stayed silent in the face of hundreds of eyewitnesses who claim seeing murders and experiencing obscene tortures in these schools?
Alex Tsakiris: [00:03:00] So Kevin, that’s again a very brief clip from the movie. Please start and tell us the story, just as you have told so many times from the beginning.
Kevin Annett: [00:03:11] Well, there’s a lot. I think I’ll touch on the main points that are relevant to the way you set up the interview.
I was like a lot of Canadians, even though I was, from a young age involved in politics and social justice issues and all that,