A Liberal Party candidate’s view on science and sexual orientation

I just came across an interesting story at The Age’s website: Homosexuality a perversion, says Lib candidate, which details some of the views of the Liberal Party’s candidate for Lalor, Pastor Peter Curtis. To my mind, the best part of the story is at its end:

He (Peter Curtis) said that, if elected, he would be urging the Liberal Party to introduce intelligent design to state school science classes. Intelligent design is an assertion that certain features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, and not by natural selection.

“I would be very much in favour of intelligent design being taught in public schools,” Mr Curtis said. “Just as the theory of evolution is taught as well — in my view regrettably taught in science classes, because I think it’s a theory and not a science.”

What an insight into the scientific method. And this man wants to help create Commonwealth law. While the Liberal Party would probably be happy for anyone to run in Lalor or other safe ALP seats in the upcoming election, you’d hope they could choose reasonable candidates.

But the first few paragraphs are also interesting:

FEDERAL Liberal candidate Pastor Peter Curtis says homosexuality is a perversion and that gay men die from disease at many times the rate of heterosexuals.

Standing for the second time as the Liberals’ candidate in the safe Labor seat of Lalor against Labor’s deputy leader Julia Gillard, Mr Curtis said he was still hoping gays and lesbians would vote for him.

“As a Christian, I do not agree with the idea of homosexuality. That’s the reality. I can’t put it any other way,” Mr Curtis told The Sunday Age yesterday.

“I certainly could never change my views that homosexuality is a perversion, because it is a perversion.”

And: 

Mr Curtis said he was not worried about offending anyone, and stressed that he was happy to represent homosexuals in Parliament. “I’d offer myself as a genuine grassroots candidate who would be delighted to represent them and who would have no favouritism or negative approach to any individual based on their lifestyle. I would love to represent them, I would love to represent anybody,” he said.

4 Responses to A Liberal Party candidate’s view on science and sexual orientation

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  2. Steve says:

    Strange he didn’t join Family First.

  3. Sam Clifford says:

    Hang on, is he saying that evolution’s “just a theory” and doesn’t deserve to be taught in science classes but that Intelligent Design belongs in science classes and thus has a sound scientific basis with testable hypotheses?

    Wow, just wow.

  4. thisdevilsworkday says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how backward thinking some of these politicians are. You can’t claim people are perverted and hope that they will still vote for you!

    http://thisdevilsworkday.wordpress.com/

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