McIver & gays June 23, 2014

Dave Rutherford

It was a dream come true for Art Pawlowski and a nightmare for Ric McIver, but most of all it illustrates again how politics and religion are intertwined.

Premier wannabe McIver cut the ribbon and proudly tweeted how his Father’s Day was complete after he took part in the March for Jesus, put on by Pawlowski’s street church, trouble is, the group says gays are Satan’s minions, perverse and sinful who brought the wrath of God in the form of floods.

McIver tried to cover his backside but in doing so highlighted the hypocrisy facing those who profess to be religious. McIver says he deplores discrimination, and I believe him, but on the other hand his defense for the participation in the parade was that he was celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians. So, what does the Catholic church say about homosexuality? Oh yeah, it’s a sin and moral evil. So, does McIver believe homosexuality is a sin or not? Is he a Christian of convenience like most other politicians who say they are Christian but won’t publicly express exactly what that means? This dance around so called “values” goes on all the time, as politicians try to be all things to all people, hoping that a muted expression of faith will get the religious vote but not alienate those who don’t believe.

In the end, it’s politically dangerous to be anything other than a smiley Teddy Bear. It’s working for Nenshi.

 

http://daverutherford.com/2014/06/30/mciver-gays-june-23-2014/

It was a dream come true for Art Pawlowski and a nightmare for Ric McIver, but most of all it illustrates again how politics and religion are intertwined. Premier wannabe McIver cut the ribbon and proudly tweeted how his Father’s Day was complete after he took part in the March for Jesus, put on by Pawlowski’s street church, trouble is, the group says gays are Satan’s minions, perverse and sinful who brought the wrath of God in the form of floods. McIver tried to cover his backside but in doing so highlighted the hypocrisy facing those who profess to be religious. McIver says he deplores discrimination, and I believe him, but on the other hand his defense for the participation in the parade was that he was celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians. So, what does the Catholic church say about homosexuality? Oh yeah, it’s a sin and moral evil. So, does McIver believe homosexuality is a sin or not? Is he a Christian of convenience like most other politicians who say they are Christian but won’t publicly express exactly what that means? This dance around so called “values” goes on all the time, as politicians try to be all things to all people, hoping that a muted expression of faith will get the religious vote but not alienate those who don’t believe. In the end, it’s politically dangerous to be anything other than a smiley Teddy Bear. It’s working for Nenshi – See more at: http://daverutherford.com/2014/06/30/mciver-gays-june-23-2014/#sthash.KXLJlp2Q.dpuf
It was a dream come true for Art Pawlowski and a nightmare for Ric McIver, but most of all it illustrates again how politics and religion are intertwined. Premier wannabe McIver cut the ribbon and proudly tweeted how his Father’s Day was complete after he took part in the March for Jesus, put on by Pawlowski’s street church, trouble is, the group says gays are Satan’s minions, perverse and sinful who brought the wrath of God in the form of floods. McIver tried to cover his backside but in doing so highlighted the hypocrisy facing those who profess to be religious. McIver says he deplores discrimination, and I believe him, but on the other hand his defense for the participation in the parade was that he was celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians. So, what does the Catholic church say about homosexuality? Oh yeah, it’s a sin and moral evil. So, does McIver believe homosexuality is a sin or not? Is he a Christian of convenience like most other politicians who say they are Christian but won’t publicly express exactly what that means? This dance around so called “values” goes on all the time, as politicians try to be all things to all people, hoping that a muted expression of faith will get the religious vote but not alienate those who don’t believe. In the end, it’s politically dangerous to be anything other than a smiley Teddy Bear. It’s working for Nenshi – See more at: http://daverutherford.com/2014/06/30/mciver-gays-june-23-2014/#sthash.KXLJlp2Q.dpuf
It was a dream come true for Art Pawlowski and a nightmare for Ric McIver, but most of all it illustrates again how politics and religion are intertwined. Premier wannabe McIver cut the ribbon and proudly tweeted how his Father’s Day was complete after he took part in the March for Jesus, put on by Pawlowski’s street church, trouble is, the group says gays are Satan’s minions, perverse and sinful who brought the wrath of God in the form of floods. McIver tried to cover his backside but in doing so highlighted the hypocrisy facing those who profess to be religious. McIver says he deplores discrimination, and I believe him, but on the other hand his defense for the participation in the parade was that he was celebrating his Roman Catholic faith with other Christians. So, what does the Catholic church say about homosexuality? Oh yeah, it’s a sin and moral evil. So, does McIver believe homosexuality is a sin or not? Is he a Christian of convenience like most other politicians who say they are Christian but won’t publicly express exactly what that means? This dance around so called “values” goes on all the time, as politicians try to be all things to all people, hoping that a muted expression of faith will get the religious vote but not alienate those who don’t believe. In the end, it’s politically dangerous to be anything other than a smiley Teddy Bear. It’s working for Nenshi – See more at: http://daverutherford.com/2014/06/30/mciver-gays-june-23-2014/#sthash.KXLJlp2Q.dpuf
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