MP should resign seat

Using his seat in Parliament to promote his personal religious views is not what Lunney was elected for.

To the Editor,

Re: Lunney resigns from Tory caucus, April 2.

James Lunney has chosen to leave the PC caucus and sit as an independent. I would have no problem with this if his decision was based on a desire to better serve all those who live within his constituency – and by all I mean those of every faith along with those of us who profess no faith.

But that was not his reason. He wants to promote a so-called “Christian” world view – a world view which is not Christian in the sense that it covers all Christians, but a world view only of a subset of Christians. I would point out that the major Christian denominations in Canada accept science, accept evolution, and reject the narrow literal interpretation of Genesis, preferring to interpret it metaphorically.

Using his seat in Parliament to promote his personal religious views and those of a small clique of fundamentalist preachers is not what Lunney was elected for. He was elected to represent his constituents in Parliament.

Lunney has abdicated his responsibilities. He should resign immediately.

John TyrrellNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Lunney resigns from Tory caucus, April 2.

While people are entitled to believe what they want no matter how ludicrous those beliefs might be, they are not entitled to push those beliefs onto others especially when they are a Member of Parliament. Case in point is James Lunney who is now whining that he is being ridiculed for his anti-evolution opinions – and they are only opinions as nothing coming out of his mouth is backed up by actual facts. It is evolution that is a fact of life. Pun intended.

There is so much more that I would love to say on James Lunney’s time in Parliament, but I’ll settle for thanking him for exposing the far-right lunacy in politics, economics and religious beliefs.

Robert T. RockMission City, B.C.

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