Even though Crossroads Relief & Development has provided clean water and wells to 11,000 people in Uganda, New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair has called them “Un-Canadian” because they call homosexuality a sin. Mulcair says that because the ministry’s beliefs are against Canadian values and Canadian law, the group should stop receiving government aid, of which they have received about $389,000 from the Canadian International Development Agency.
Mulcair goes on to connect the Crossroads ministry beliefs on homosexuality with the “kill the gays” bill in Uganda. He opposes the government endorsement of a group whose “views are identical to those of the Ugandan government.” CIDA has frozen $156,000 of additional funding to Crossroads until they can investigate this issue further.
Should Crossroads receive government aid for their international projects?
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