I approve of the latest message from the NDP:
The New Democratic Party are calling on Canadian Parliamentarians to speak out against the Vatican’s decision to welcome holocaust denier Richard Williamson into the fold.
“By rehabilitating Williamson, the Church has shown a stunning indifference to the international fight against neo-Nazi extremism,” declared MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) in the House today.
During the prorogation it seemed the NDP was unwilling to speak out on some atrocities that were occurring. Perhaps they wanted to go a bit more moderate to appeal to Liberal supporters in case of a coalition government.
With that prospect utterly dead, its good to see some anger in the NDPs speeches.
And there’s no better target than organized religion.
On the actual issue at hand, when you have Catholic theologians calling on the pope to step down, you know he’s done something wrong. Williamson seems like quite the crackpot, with views about Jews, 9/11, the Kennedy Assassination, and women’s place in society. Not the kind of person you want in a normal organization (but we are talking about the Catholic church here).
So good on the NDP for speaking out about what’s obviously absurd, I look forward to more of this.