Conservative MP compares Stephen Harper government to Jesus, inspiring hilarious #CPCJesus tweets
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".
Jul 14, 2015 at 1:07pm
Credit the instigators. https://twitter.com/trapdinawrpool/status/621013880479748097
Jul 14, 2015 at 3:07pm
Given time to reload, a politician will often also shoot himself in the other foot - the one in his mouth.
Jul 14, 2015 at 3:10pm
Jeez after this who will vote for her?
Vancouver South just turned into a two party race.
Jul 14, 2015 at 3:14pm
According to the latest Leger poll, she is trailing her Liberal rival.
She is my MP and I will be delighted to see the backside of her, Her previous campaign was fraught with controversy (Air India suspect as a guest) and now these latest outrageous comments. Her premise that CSIS knew about a bomb but was helpless to do anything to save their lives is outrageous. beware of telling porkies Ms Wai. Did you not have a clue that you could be outed by fact checkers?As for the tweets, well done!
Jul 14, 2015 at 3:43pm
Hoo Djeezz .....where is Dr. Arthur Porter
Jul 14, 2015 at 4:20pm
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Mr. Harper and Ms Young, you have had your day, please go away.
Jul 14, 2015 at 4:37pm
Can he resurrect the 2600 Air Canada outsourced heavy maintenance jobs ?
Jul 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Jesus was never married,and certainly would not have had a divorced woman.
Barry William Teske
Jul 14, 2015 at 5:12pm
Stephen Harper nailed to a cross?
He's counting on it.
Please see the Armageddons Are Us Handbook*.
* Top Secret
Jul 14, 2015 at 6:49pm
Well we were warned, to watch for the second coming of Christ. I will help nail Harper to the cross.