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An Alberta Wildrose candidate on gays: 'You will suffer the rest of eternity in hell'

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An Alberta Wildrose candidate on gays: 'You will suffer the rest of eternity in hell'

BY ANDREA HOUSTON - A strongly religious candidate for the Wildrose party in Alberta is challenging Lady Gaga in her assertion that we are all “Born This Way.”

 

Edmonton South Wildrose candidate and pastor Allan Hunsperge says gays and lesbians should really make an effort to change, and not simply accept who they are, as Lady Gaga suggests they do. “Accepting people the way they are is cruel and not loving!”

The anti-gay statements were made in a year-old blog post, which has since been removed from his website. The tirade states gay people "will suffer the rest of eternity in the lake of fire, hell, a place of eternal suffering."

Then he says, “I am not judging, I am just stating a fact!”

Hunsperger also criticized the Edmonton Public School Board for providing a safe and welcoming environment for students, specifically mentioning the gay community. (What horrible people!)

On April 15, Hunsperger posted a statement on his blog:

“Recently, a blog posting I had written in the past has been widely circulated and has caused some controversy regarding my personal religious views. The views I expressed in this blog posting are my own personal religious views and were given in the capacity as a church pastor. I fully support equality for all people, and condemn any intolerance based on sexual orientation or any other personal characteristic. I also entirely support Danielle Smith in her commitment that a Wildrose government will not legislate on contentious social issues.”

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith (whose breasts may or may not look like bus tires) refuses to condemn him, saying Hunsperger's views are from nearly a year ago and are perfectly in keeping with his religious beliefs.

That seems fair. Why should anyone question the beliefs of people running for political office in Alberta? After all, the province has been so cool with gays for almost a whole two years now. Why, it was all the way back in Dec 2010 that Alberta finally removed homosexuality from its diagnostic guide to mental-health disorders.

Meanwhile, Alberta Premier Alison Redford was quick to jump in the fray, wagging her judgemental finger, saying, “People who believe this is a legitimate perspective absolutely blows my mind.”

Really? Check your own party.

Her energy minister, Ted Morton, once headed the Alberta Civil Society Association and has long been an outspoken opponent against marriage equality. “He was among those who urged former premier Ralph Klein to invoke the notwithstanding clause to block Charter status for sexual orientation rights,” the Globe and Mail reports.

Smith defends her party, insisting it is not anti-gay. She says the Wildrose party accepts a wide range of views and has no plans to legislate on contentious moral issues.

Yet, “Wildrose members voted last year to support conscience rights, which allow professionals to opt out of services on the basis of religious objections (such as a marriage commissioner performing a same-sex ceremony, or doctors prescribing birth control or performing abortions). They also oppose a comprehensive Education Act, which didn’t pass in time before the campaign began, because Wildrose said it threatened the rights of religious home-school parents by forcing them to teach in keeping with the Human Rights Act, including gay rights.”

Alberta will head to the polls April 23.

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I can understand a pastor who
I can understand a pastor who can defend their attitude that sexual orientation is not sinful because it is a given, not chosen, but that any sexual activity with another person of the same sex is sinful because the Bible calls it an abomination IF that pastor also is consistent enough to say the any work on the sabbath is an aqbominationa dn the Bible says that person shold be putto death. Then they are consistent. And if they refuse to accept marriage after divorce, as Jesus recommended; then they are consistent in their own (perhaps intolerant) beliefs. I have yet to find such a person.
Well your a minister who
Well your a minister who reads the bible... which is an awsome source of information.... bonus

In the bible it states Do not judge others before ye be judged him self... Love thy neighbor as thy love your self

OH by the way ass hole.... i am gay and married to a wonderful wife..... WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY... I will meet u in hell... for not doing the bibles work as well.... YOU be holding the door.... WTG MINISTER... WE ARE NOT GOING WAY FOR YOUR KIND OF ASS HOLES... have a great day DICK HEAD.... wonder if you cath. minister... we are gay and your sexually assulting kids wow... nice come back
Wait, I'm confused. If the
Wait, I'm confused. If the Wildrose Party isn't supportive of the LGBTI community, why is Danielle Smith sporting a "Born This Way"-inspired pair of wheels? The half-human/half-vehicle look is sooooo Gaga.

The rest of the party could learn from their leader's coded little-monsterhood. I for one would love to see candidates who share Hunsperger's definitions of "equitable" and "inclusive" get covered in raw meat.
I just tried to engage on
I just tried to engage on some Christian websites, nothing contentious, just pointing out the straw-dog fallacy I witnessed. Of course, my posts were deleted immediately, but, obviously, someone nefariously is engaging in a flame war to fill Xtra's comments section. They are wanting to prevent dialogue. That means stopping the conversation. This is their tactic? So, thank you Andrea, for continually bringing these important things to our attention. They are changing laws in Canada and we need to be informed. I say we glitterbomb them! :)
"You are going to burn
"You are going to burn forever in fire" really should be "You are going to be flaming forever on fire-island."

Or maybe that is just the way I prefer to think of the after life :P
This guy is a tool...i hope
This guy is a tool...i hope he gets gang raped by a pack of moose.
According to the National
According to the National Post Alberta physicians can [b]still[/b] bill the government for treating homosexuality as a mental disorder! This article is from February. If they've changed things since I haven't been able to find any information:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/24/alberta-doctors-continue-to-bill-province-for-treating-homosexuality-as-a-mental-disorder-akin-to-pedophilia/?__lsa=be13c944
Sometimes I contemplate if
Sometimes I contemplate if folks truly take time to write something original, or are they only just dishing out words to fill a site. This surely doesn't fit that mold. Thank you for taking the time to write with awareness. Once In A While I look at a page and question whether they even proofread it.Fantastic work with this article.
This mans views are
This mans views are disgusting and wrong. BUT that is an issue for his potential constituents to decide, on election day. Danielle Smith may be the leader of her party but that's not her ridding or her campaign. She has no bussines getting involved with the incedent. We need to level critisim where it belongs at Mr. Hunsberge.
You have made some really
You have made some really good points there. I looked on the net to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

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