keep religion out of politics
Time out for todays’ rant, brought to you by the New Democratic Party of Canada. Specifically, by their leader Jagmeet Singh.
Mr. Singh is a Sikh of Punjabi descent. I am in no way putting down his religion: he’s welcome to follow whatever beliefs that get him through the night. I also think the man is an intelligent, well-spoken individual who believes his political opinions. But personally, I am against people of any kind flouting their religious beliefs at the public, especially in political environments. The only people who wear turbans are followers of the Sikh religion. It is very much a personal decision for any follower of the faith. Singh chooses to show off his religion, and I’m uncomfortable with that. The turban’s religious designation goes further by housing the uncut hair coiled on the top of the head. As well, Sikhs have unshorn beards and moustaches in respect of their God. Again, the NDP leader is welcome to follow his religious beliefs in private, but there’s no place for this in public political environments, in my opinion. What religious beliefs are showcased by O’Toole, Trudeau, Paul, Bernier, et al.? Don’t know, because they keep that out of politics. As it should be.
You are now being returned to your regular programming.
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