Julie Payette faces backlash over faith remarks

Posted November 8, 2017 7:19 pm by Editor

Julie Payette faces backlash over faith remarks

OTTAWA – Governor General Julie Payette should apologize to Canadians for denigrating religious faith during a speech in Ottawa, says the Catholic Civil Rights League.“Her comments were disappointing and insulting,” said Christian Elia, executive director of the League. “As an extremely intelligent woman with many degrees and many accomplishments, she seems to equate faith in God, particularly in a Divine Creator, with following one’s horoscope or taking sugar-pill placebos.”Speaking at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention Nov. 1, Payette dismissed divine intervention as a factor in evolution and lumped those who believe otherwise into the same category as climate deniers and

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