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Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Jerome, Feb 18, 2010.
The Greatest Canadian
There's a movie about that now. Dad said it started good but went downhill and ended up being more about his political career.
More of a politician than a pastor. Baptist? By liberal standards. Interesting quotes from his wikipedia article that sums it up:
Canadians think he's the best ever? Doesn't surprise me....
Tommy was a Baptist pastor in Saskatchewan, and was told by his church to choose either the pastorate or politics and he chose politics.
He and five other pastors helped to form the CCF party (forerunner of NDP) and also brought in medicare in Saskatchewan, where doctors were going bankrupt trying to proviode medical services. We owe a lot of credit to Tommy for our great medical system to-day, were we can be ill and not lose our home to pay for doctors.
He remained true to the fundamentals of evangelical Christianity, but did adopt some liberal applications, and of course, democratic socialism.