Can anything stop Rev. Ken Campbell on his mission to put God back in the public schools, and restore the historic theistic principles that made Canada great? Certainly not prostate cancer!
Who else but Ken Campbell – aware of his condition – would take a Paul Revere-like solo 16-day, 5000-mile foray to Saskatchewan during the September provincial election to take on seemingly unbeatable odds to restore God to His rightful place in Canada? Who else sees secular fundamentalism as a minuscule minority religion that discriminates against the vast majority of Canadians?
Thanks to Ken and his numerous Saskatchewan supporters Judge Halverson’s edict banning God, the Bible and prayer from the public schools became a decisive election issue which almost slew the NDP Goliath. Rev. Campbell’s message was a simple one: “Our Canada Includes God.”
Quarter-page ads were published in 10 Saskatchewan newspapers with a combined circulation of 300,000 in a population of less than a million. Public forums and mail-outs to friendly pastors and supporters got the message out to the people of Saskatchewan. The willingness of pro-life lawyer Tom Schuck to serve as Chair of the Saskatchewan “Our Canada Includes God” committee was crucial to the success of the campaign. To questions from colleagues about what political party he was working for, Tom replied, “I’m working for God in the election!”
The election results turned out to be a rebuke of Roy Romanow’s secular humanistic NDP. (The CBC announced prematurely his government’s majority re-election and had to shamefully revise their prediction when the rural vote came in.) The new Saskatchewan Party (which has a strong representation of pro-lifers and people who believe in the historic principles Canada was founded on) almost won the election. They got 1 per cent more of the popular vote than the NDP! It reduced the NDP to a minority government with 29 seats. They need the Liberals three seats just to stay in power.
What’s the latest news on Rev. Campbell’s prostate cancer? A recent CAT-scan confirmed that the cancer hasn’t spread. He will have 33 radiation sessions that will last over a six and a half week period, which involves four “hits” daily that take ten minutes. There is some scatter fallout to the treatment from the rays that strike the bladder and bowel. The treatment also produces some fatigue.