Evangelicals are un-Canadian: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Feb. 11, 2013. Andre...

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Feb. 11, 2013. Andre Forget/QMI Agency

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 10:18 PM ET

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair lashed out at evangelical Christian groups Monday, accusing them of going "completely against" Canadian values and law with their beliefs about homosexuality.

Mulcair's anger spilled over when reporters asked about Crossroads Relief and Development - a group that's received $389,000 from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to build wells and provide clean water to 11,000 people Uganda.

Crossroads has called homosexuality a sin, a belief the NDP connects to anti-gay violence in Uganda and a stalled Ugandan bill to prohibit gay rights promotion.

"We don't understand how the Conservatives can ... subsidize a group in Uganda whose views are identical to those of the Ugandan government," Mulcair said.


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