I’ve written on the Freedom Convoy several times now–I wrote a report from the ground in Ottawa as well as a follow-up essay explaining why so many Christians supported it. In that essay, I noted that most politicians seemed incapable of admitting the amount of collateral damage that accompanied some COVD-19 restrictions. Now, I’d like to direct your attention to another perspective–one that most of us haven’t heard publicly.
MPP Sam Oosterhoff and MPP Will Bouma, both Reformed Christians, went on the podcast Real Talk to discuss the Ontario government’s COVID record, answer the hard questions, explain how decisions were made, and lay out their own views. It is a very important discussion, I think. Both men were very honest and should provide any reasonable listener some food for thought. Please do give this a listen–and please don’t bother commenting if you haven’t actually listened to the episode. The cruelty directed at fellow Christians over COVID-19 disagreements is a stain on the witness of Canadian Christian communities, and the perspectives of those in the rooms where tough decisions were debated should be considered.