Centre for Inquiry

Centre for Inquiry

January 22, 2013 12:21 ET

BC Premier Needs to Clarify How Her Faith Influences Her Politics: National Secular Organization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2013) - In light of BC Premier Christy Clark's upcoming special appearance at the Faith & Politics Dinner on February 5th, the Centre for Inquiry (CFI) Canada calls on Clark to clarify how exactly her faith informs her political decision making in British Columbia.

"There is a worrying pattern here," said CFI's National Communications Director Justin Trottier. "In previous comments Clark cited the Bible as a source of inspiration for making political decisions and indicated religion is how 'we understand ourselves'."

According in the 2001 census, BC is the least religious province in Canada, with over one third of residents claiming no religious affiliation.

"The Premier should explain to her constituents which of the many varied Biblical values she follows, how they shape her political views, and whether she is committed to upholding the separation of church and state and the primacy of evidence-based public policy should evidence conflict with her worldview," said Trottier.

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