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Old 04-24-2019, 02:41 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Dion View Post
I think he has some valid points.

It raises the question of weather people with deeply religious views should be running for a seat in politics when it comes to social issues. You'd better have the politically correct beliefs or you're going to be demonised and belittled for what you believe. More to the point, you're a horrible person if you don't believe in my views.

Notley did make it divisive with her rigid stance on social issues. Kenney is against abortion and was continually attacked with Notley having you believe that Kenney would change abortion rights if he became Premier.
How did she make it divisive? Her stance was that people should be treated fairly wasn't it? Maybe there is something I'm missing.

For example, if you don't agree on abortion that's fine but it's none of your business what someone else does. You can still be against it without stopping others from choosing that. The government insisting on keeping that legal is only divisive if you try to infringe on others rights to do what they want.

If someone can't separate their deeply religious views from their political position they should not be running. Your religious views shouldn't influence public policy. I know that's tricky because everyone has different beliefs but they should be doing what's best for everyone not what's best for them.

For example, I know that of doctors that are religious and don't believe in birth control but they do their job and prescribe it or refer to a doctor that will. That's the correct approach. If a doctor simply denied birth control to someone requesting it they shouldn't be practicing.
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