Lunney’s Christian stand ‘courageous’

For many years now the enemies of Christianity have been very successful in demeaning Christianity and God.

To the Editor,

Re: Lunney resigns from Tory caucus, April 2.

If James Lunney decided to remain as an independent I would vote for him. For many years now the enemies of Christianity have been very successful in demeaning Christianity and God.

In my view, our universe is made up of infinite miracles within miracles. This cannot be a fluke, so I believe in God, as being taught as a youngster. For a long time now, religion has not been taught at most of our Protestant schools in the English-speaking world.

Some ‘intellectuals’ and egg-heads would not be allowed to believe in God; perhaps they think that they are God.

Ralph ForshawNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Lunney resigns from Tory caucus, April 2.

Vancouver Island MP James Lunney made a  courageous, costly and non-political decision as a Christian to leave the Conservative Party of Canada and sit as an independent in the House so that he could more freely speak out on his Christian beliefs which have been under severe public attack of late. Lunney, you see,  is a Christian first and a politician second.

There are those in this country who will vehemently defend a Muslim woman’s right to wear a hijab, yet would deny Lunney’s right under the same Charter to freely speak on matters of faith and conscience. There are politicians and academics in Canada antagonistically opposed to Christians running for office and serving in government. Still fresh in the minds of the citizens of Nanaimo is the attempt by the previous Nanaimo city council to prevent Christians from using the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee all Canadians freedom of speech, conscience and religion and the newly created Office of Religious Freedom further enhances these rights. The ever-increasing attempts to stifle freedom of religion, conscience and expression in Canada should set the alarm bells off for every Canadian.

Gerald HallNanoose Bay


To the Editor,

Re: Lunney resigns from Tory caucus, April 2.

So James Lunney is disturbed by critics who don’t share his beliefs about whether humans were created or evolved from other organisms. The theory of evolution certainly doesn’t care what Lunney believes.

Lunney voted three times to extend the war in Afghanistan, once to bomb people in Libya and again to bomb people in Iraq with CF-18s.

Particularly disturbing is his attempt to hide behind Christianity when confronted with his contradictions. I presume he sleeps well, never wrestling with a conscience that would, if influenced by an understanding of Jesus, prohibit the bombing of women and children.

Jim ErkiletianNanaimo

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