Evangelicals would welcome apology from Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair in the House of Commons in Ottawa February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Thomas Mulcair in the House of Commons in Ottawa February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

OTTAWA - Pressure is mounting on NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair to apologize for anti-evangelical comments he made in the wake of a controversy over a Canadian group's teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

When media started reporting on the group Crossroads, which gets government funding for digging wells in Uganda, Mulcair slammed "these types of evangelical groups with vision that goes completely against not only Canadian values, but Canadian law."

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) says an apology would be "well received" given that it had a good relationship with the NDP when Jack Layton was leader.

"We would hope that Mr. Mulcair would invite the conversation and accept the fact, as we do, that there is space in the Canadian public square for all Canadians," said the EFC's Don Hutchinson.

 


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