Is it time we started referring to Prime Minister Stephen Harper as "Our Lord and Saviour"?
Wai Young, the Conservative MP for Vancouver South, apparently told the congregation at Harvest City Church that the Harper government's pushing through of controversial antiterrorism bill C-51 resembles the work of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe was the son of God.
"Jesus served, he saved, but he acted, as well," Young said in a speech, according to Press Progress.
Young went on to say: "I want to share with you what I think our government is doing in the same vein—Jesus served and acted to always do the right thing, not the most popular thing."
Referring to the 1985 bombing, Young also made the bizarre claim that "if Bill C-51 had been in place 30 years ago, Air India would never have happened".
On Twitter, Young's words inspired a flood of hilarious tweets using the hashtag #CPCJesus:
These appear to be the tweets that started it all:
Here's some more:
And a few more:
Update (July 15): Wai Young has issued a statement to various media outlets.
The Conservative MP said she "misspoke with regards to the investigation of the Air India bombing".
"I regret this error," Young stated.
Meanwhile, the #CPCJesus tweets continue:
NDP MP Nathan Cullen has called Young's comments "profoundly stupid" and "incredibly ignorant".