Today's Vancouver Sun has a piece on how the Conservative candidate in Richmond has evangelical Christian pastors organizing area churches for him, apparently even passing out flyers to the congregation. This kind of politicking from the pulpit is reprehensible.
Running against Liberal Raymond Chan is Conservative Darell Reid, a former president of Focus on the Family Canada. They're affiliated with James Dobson's highly influential U.S.-based Focus on the Family.
You may remember Dobson as the man that warned us watching SpongeBob SquarePants will make us gay and as the creator of the popular Justice Sunday series, which brought Rightist political and religious leaders together for televised masses to ask God to create more vacancies on the Supreme Court (smite the liberals?) and provide lots of good material for Jon Stewart.
Chan accuses rival of using churches
Richmond Liberal says evangelical pastors are handing out campaign flyers for Conservative Darrel Reid
Doug Ward, Vancouver SunPublished: Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Richmond Liberal candidate Raymond Chan says his Conservative rival, Darrel Reid, is using evangelical Christian pastors to gain support in the riding's large Chinese-Canadian congregations.