[Matt Gurney] Green Party is so tolerant, Elizabeth May can't talk about her Christian faith

[Matt Gurney] Green Party is so tolerant, Elizabeth May can’t talk about her Christian faith

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[National Post] Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has offered a very legalistic response when accused of having a hidden agenda on abortion and gay rights — he simply insists that he will not open those issues, because they are settled in Canadian law.

VIDEO: [CBC News] Pro-abortion Green Party Leader Elizabeth May apologized for saying that Jesus Christ is her hero. May fretted that she might upset people in her party. [Sep. 10, 2019]


I believe him. I don’t see any value in the Conservatives reopening these issues, and I see lots of potential dangers if they do. I don’t have to trust the Conservative leader to agree with me on moral issues, I just need to have faith that he’ll act in his own electoral self-interest.

Besides, having seen Green party leader Elizabeth May attempt to talk about her religious faith this week, I’m not sure Scheer will be in any hurry to do the same, especially with an election campaign now under way.

May was giving an interview to the CBC’s Vassy Kapelos. Kapelos asked the Green leader who her personal hero was. May answered, without hesitation, “Jesus Christ.” And then she apologized, and said she had answered without bothering to self-edit. Kapelos obviously had follow-up questions, including why May felt that she had to apologize for her religious faith.

May bizarrely answered that it was because the Green party was a tolerant and diverse place — “inclusive and all-embracing” — were her exact words. Shouldn’t that make it easier for the leader to discuss her own sincerely held moral positions?

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