Ron Leech, a candidate for the Wildrose Alliance in Monday’s provincial election in Alberta, knows he’s going to win his seat. He has an edge over his rivals, you see, because he’s white and they’re not.
In a recent radio interview Leech said, “I think as a Caucasian I have an advantage. When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speak, they really speak to their own people in many ways. As a Caucasian, I believe that I can speak to all the community.”
Leech was previously a source of embarrassment to the Wildrose Alliance when his views about homosexuality became public.
In 2004, Leech wrote an editorial in the Calgary Herald laying out his opposition to same-sex marriage, providing four key points as to why the whole idea was icky:
First, were homosexuality at all legitimate, the Bible would include options other than natural heterosexuality; yet homosexuality is only ever condemned.
So, second, homosexuality, like every other sin, is a conscious rebellion against divinely created order. Scriptures (like Romans 1:26-32) clearly call homosexual behaviour sinful. To deliberately choose to practise a sin is intentional rebellion.
Third, deliberately sterile homosexuality violates God’s intention for human creation itself. The Bible says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. So God blessed them and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.’ ” (Genesis 1:27-28)
Fourth, homosexuality distorts the image of God. The image of God comprises both male and female, a complementarity eternal and everlasting.
To affirm homosexuality is to distort the image of God, to insult the nature and being of God.
The Wildrose Alliance sure is going to be one helluva government if they get elected, something that seems very likely given the latest polling numbers.
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