I may not be a fan of fundamentalists in politics, don't really agree with them on certain issues, but I will say this: organized religion in this country has been getting slammed a little bit too often by the likes of Gloria Galloway and the rest of these reporters. Since when has it been against the law to be a Christian in this country?
I mean, you saw it in the coverage of the election of the new Pope, all the disappointment from people who were hoping the Catholic Church would, ahem, become a little less Catholic and more secular. And you see it in the coverage of the Conservative Party. Quite frankly, I'm sick of it. I'm not all that religious either, but I'm worried that people in this country not only seem to want nothing to do with religion at all, but want to go after people who are religious and deny them their rights to freedom of worship. They're making people of faith out to be dangers to society and frankly I think that's a really warped approach for Canadians to take.
Charles Adler sums it all up in this column. And I agree with these people who say lay off Christians already! I may not agree with the fundamentalists as far as their politics is concerned, and disagree with their attempts to take their views into the political arena, but they have a right to their opinions. And some of the criticisms of Christians that you hear from people in Canada begin to border on complete intolerance. This is supposed to be a free country with freedom for everyone, not just for that one segment of the population that isn't into religion. This seems to be a populace that most definitely cannot handle life in a place like the United States, or Italy or Israel or anywhere else where you have a lot of religion.
Get with it, Canada.