Wildrose candidate Allan Hunsperger claimed that gays and lesbians can change sexual orientation
The leader of the Wildrose party in Alberta, Danielle Smith, isn't tossing aside a candidate who has claimed that gays and lesbians will burn in hell if they don't change their sexual preference.
Allan Hunsperger, a pastor and the Wildrose candidate in Edmonton–South West, declared on his church's blog last year that gays have the option of not living "the way they were born".
"You can live the way you were born, 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," Hunsperger warned.
Hunsperger, who's the founder of Christian Heritage Schools, has also decried public schools as "godless", according to the Calgary Herald.
Smith's Wildrose party is in a tight race with the Progressive Conservatives, which are led by Premier Alison Redford. Alberta voters go to the polls on April 23.
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