Canadian Party Leader Totally Okay With Fire-And-Brimstone Hate Speech Against Gays

I’ve been told Alberta is the Texas of Canada: they like things big, they’re rich from oil, and they’re conservative (and homophobic) as all hell.

Well, here’s some more evidence to at least prove the most latter of those generalizations: Alberta Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith has said that she’s okay with a member of her party using extremely fire-and-brimstone hate language against gays. Well, she’s “refused Sunday to condemn a blog post by one of her candidates decrying tolerance toward gay people, but reiterated her party won’t legislate on contentious moral issues,” according to The National Post, which, in our eyes, is almost worse.

In case you’re not familiar with the Wildrose Party, they’re a provincial conservative party named after a pretty flower native to the province (right).

The party member she “refused to condemn” is, obvi, an evangelical pastor named Allan Hunsperger, a pastor with The House church who’s running for a seat in the Edmonton-South-West district.

In a blog post on his church website inspired by Mother Monster, Hunsperger shat on accepting gays for being who they are, and instead said that LGBTs need saving.

“You can live the way you were born,” blogged Hunsperger in an anti-ode to Lady Gaga, “And if you die the way you were born, then you will suffer the rest of eternity in the lake of fire, hell, a place of eternal suffering.”

He sounds like some of those Queerty commenters who don’t realize this is a gay blog!