“On the surface, I’m all for free speech”
Charles McVety, president of the Canada Family Action Coalition, unwittingly revealed more about the evangelical mindset than he intended when he said:
On the surface, I’m all for free speech
But, deep down, I want anyone who questions my beliefs to be burnt at the stake.
However, though, these are attack ads.
It’s hard to imagine how he construed the gentle suggestion that “There’s probably no God” as an attack. However, though, he is entitled to his opinion.
Dr McVety goes on:
These ads are not saying what the atheists believe, they are attacking what other people believe [...] And if you look at the dictionary definition for … bigot, that’s exactly what it is, to be intolerant of someone else’s belief system.
We don’t know which dictionary McVety is using, however though, as it defines a noun as a verb we suspect it isn’t very authoritative.
God, this campaign is great, isn’t it?