Dear Premier Horgan, and Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberal Leader:
There has been a great deal of news lately regarding the BC Liberals advertising in the Light Magazine, a Christian publication with socially conservative views.
NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert attacked every MLA who advertised in the Light and is further calling for the removal of Liberal MLA, Mr. Laurie Throness, from caucus for alleged homophobia. Mr. Chandra Herbert’s hateful and intolerant actions target not only the Members of the Opposition but the entire Christian community. As an elected official whose job it is to represent all his constituents, MLA Chandra Herbert’s public discrimination against Christians is unacceptable.
Therefore, I am requesting that Mr. Chandra Herbert be removed from the BC NDP caucus immediately for his anti-democratic, anti-Christian rhetoric, name calling, and unwillingness to uphold and respect Section 2(a) of the Canadian Constitution. This includes:
the freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; the freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.
Further, Mr. Throness should receive a public apology from Mr. Chandra Herbert for his hateful, intolerant rhetoric, and the attack against Mr. Throness’ character, and the accusation of unfitness for the position of Official Opposition Critic for Children and Family Development and Child Care.
If you are unwilling to address this matter, the message you will be sending to the Christian community is that there is no room for them in your party. Whatever decision you make will be remembered come the next election, and will help voters determine whether either of your parties is worthy of our vote.