Much has been made and discussed about Danielle Smith defence of Ron Leech and Allan Hunsperger and what they said and wrote. It has painted the Wildrose into a corner and there are some legitimate concerns about if and when they get into government.
However, in the midst of this concerns and the questions asked to the Wildrose, I feel that there is another more pertinent question that needs to be discussed and asked.
Both Ron Leech and Allan Hunsperger are pastors. So they have dedicated their Sundays to sharing stories from the Bible. They have spoken and taught many over the years.
So the question is this. If they have spoken about Caucasians and homosexuals burning in a lake of fire, is it not fair to ask what else has been said by both of them?
Before, you get upset about this question, think about this. If you are a church goer, then one of the reasons you go is because of the Pastor. His or her words are important too you. You give them respect and they earn it.
But that respect and that pulpit gives them a platform to speak. You listen. Leech and Hunsperger both represent Jesus. If this is what they said representing Jesus, what else are they going to say “representing Jesus”
The role of a pastor is an honour, not a priviledge. We should be expecting more form those who are.