Saturday, February 18, 2006

Batting for Wales

A prospective Conservative candidate for the Welsh Assembly has been forced to resign for comments allegedly made three years ago that gays have a "medical mental condition".

If Labour and Plaid Cymru consider his views are "odious" and "abhorrent", do they also object to prospective Muslim AMs who may consider gays "not acceptable" in private?

[Sir Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain] said he was guided by the teachings of the Muslim faith.

3 comments:

Lone Primate said...

If Labour and Plaid Cymru consider his views are "odious" and "abhorrent", do they also object to prospective Muslim AMs who may consider gays "not acceptable" in private?

That's just the point, though. The Tory's views are not "in private". They're the stated public position of someone seeking public office.

Snafu said...

I would prefer politicians whose views in private were the same as those held in public even if I fundamentally disagreed with them. Anything else is odious.

Lone Primate said...

Fair enough, but having been stated in public, they're also fair game for criticism. There's nothing wrong with someone suggesting they're unacceptable in someone who's meant to represent a group of people (among others) who are living their lives entirely within the realm of the law.