Saturday, May 28, 2005

Running list of so-con nominees

This post has been transferred to my new blog Bouquets of Grey

12 Comments:

Blogger Snoop said...

I'm surprised you haven't included the MP for Okanogan-Coquihalla - the well known social conservative Stockwell Day.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Koby said...

A classic Cindy Silver article from when she was with Focus on the family.

http://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/commentaries/070197.html

4:21 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Snoop. So far I have left out socon MPs of all parties, for reasons that I'll post shortly.

Koby. Thanks, I've added a link.

5:02 PM  
Blogger HearHere said...

THIS is Scary - Christians in Canada!!! Pretty soon these crazies will want to make a Catholic Prime Minister!!!

5:17 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Nothing scary about it, hearheare. Nor is there anything scary about listing them.

5:26 PM  
Blogger jc said...

Thanks for this. It's a worthwhile resource to have.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Psychols said...

Christians within a party are not inherently wrong. Many Christians support socially moderate (dare I say liberal) policies that are entirely consistent with mainstream Canadian values. In fact most Canadians admit to at least some belief in a higher power yet continue to vote for the Liberal and NDP parties.

The problem is, how does Harper avoid the appearance that the CPC has is being hijacked by a more activist fundamentalist Christian?

2:25 AM  
Blogger Walsh Writes said...

There is no problems with me.. only people that hate Christians are on this rant.. people like you.

10:45 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Welcome, Brian. Hate Christians? Me? Not at all. I'm just collecting data. I think if you read my entry "How many evangelical-swallows make up a takeover?" you'll see that I think that at the moment there is no discernible pattern.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Cyrano said...

Unless I'm mistaken, the CPC (and its ancestor-forms) is more historically WASP-ish, while the Liberal Party tends more towards Catholics historically. Currently, I'm more CPC-ish than Liberal, because I see the Liberals as having betrayed their mandate of looking out for the little guy - they seem more obsessed with power for power's sake every moment they clutch to it (to approximately paraphrase something the G&M wrote a few weeks ago).

Although I find some of the ways of expressing their views publicly a little goofy, I feel I have more in common with many evangelicals than I do with other Catholics who deny the evil of abortion, for example. Frankly, I've been to a couple of marriage rallies, and been very thankful to have the likes of Bishop Fred Henry speaking to the issue of SSM - he does so with the right balance of truth and compassion that I don't always see from other anti-SSM speakers.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Cyrano said...

In the interests of fairness, you really should include a list of socon candidates in all parties - otherwise it seems like you're picking on the CPC'ers unfairly. Of course, it's your list.

10:50 PM  
Blogger The Invisible Hand said...

Buckets, would you be able to comment on why this post was deleted?

(It's still available via Google's cache and this comment page.)

1:16 AM  

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