Faith informing governance not the way to go
In Canada we have the right to religious freedom and to worship who we please, even if we believe that the moon is made of blue cheese or that there is no God and we’re just an alien experiment.
However, when you mix that religion with politics and start making policies based on your religious beliefs, then it becomes my business.
The Christian Alliance Church — Evangelical Christians — believe that the Earth is only 6,500 years old and all scientists are liars.
They believe that without Israel there can be no Armageddon and therefore no Rapture. Therefore, Israel must be protected at any cost. They do not support abortion or homosexuality and believe that those who aren’t born-again are lost.
Who is the most prominent member of the Christian Alliance Church in Calgary, Alberta? Canada’s prime minster, Stephen Harper.
Does this help you to understand where a lot of the policies that have been made in Canada stem from?