Ric McIver defends March for Jesus attendance
PC leadership candidate Ric McIver is trying to clear the air after participating in a March for Jesus over the weekend.
The annual event took place in Calgary on Sunday.
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The website belonging to the organizers of the parade strongly condemns homosexuals.
In a statement released this morning, McIver said he does not share the beliefs of organizers.
McIver says he is a Roman Catholic, and he deplores “discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.”
Meanwhile, Twitter users pointed to a marked divide on how another PC leadership candidate spent their day — Thomas Lukaszuk participated in the presentation of Alberta’s first gender-altered child birth certifcate.
Two of the men running for the province’s top job had different days today. @LukaszukMLA @RicMcIver #ableg pic.twitter.com/SRkKtWmjWI
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) June 15, 2014
Lukaszuk responded to the tweet on Twitter, by posting a photo of him and a priest, saying, “That’s all good, but selfies and face painting with my parish RC priest today is way more fun.”
.@mikesbloggity That’s all good, but selfies face painting with my parish RC priest today is way more fun. #pcldr pic.twitter.com/56LDhQFOZH
— Thomas Lukaszuk (@LukaszukMLA) June 16, 2014
The PC MLA declined to comment to the CBC about McIver’s participation in the March, but said he has been approached by same group to attend events and declined.