Thursday, October 2, 2008

Religious Blog Wars Continue on CBC Site

Somehow, Andrew Prescott and I got dragged into the MSM over our ongoing dispute over what came first - the chicken or the egg - or, in our case religion's place in politics. Separation of Church and State and all that sort of stuff. Naturally, Andrew gives me too much credit for an article I posted that was written in the Vancouver Sun. Nonetheless, CBC has decided to rank our little war in the #3 spot this week. I'm okay with that.

The third most popular post this past week sees Blogging Tory "Christian Conservative" engage in an ongoing debate over the role of religion in the campaign with well known Liberal blogger James Curran. Curran ignited the online debate after a post on his site claimed: "The Alliance Church, to which Harper has belonged for decades, believes Jesus Christ will return to Earth in an apocalypse, won't ordain women, strongly opposes abortion and divorce, condemns homosexuality as the most base of sins and believes those who aren't born-again are "lost."


Anonymous said...

I hadn't know the details about that church, that is quite frightening. For some reason I don't think he'd like me too much.

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Jay said...

Except for the born again stuff, you could be describing a catholic church/school.

James Curran said...

Um. Martin, Trudeau and Chretien were all Roman Catholic prime ministers. None of them tried to impose their religion in the politics of Canada. No blockage of a same sex marriage debate. No re-opening of the abortion debate. And, certainly no Apocalypse.