David Popescu is running in the 2008 elections as an independent candidate as part of Canada's federal election. Popescu is well known for his radical christian point of view, and his strong opposition to homosexuality, abortion, and stem cell research.
In addressing high school students in Sudbury, Ontario Mr. Popescu has made some of the most radical comments ever suggesting gays deserve the death penalty
"A young man asked me what I think of homosexual marriages and I said I think homosexuals should be executed," he said. "My whole reason for running is the Bible and the Bible couldn't be more clear on that point." (Toronto Sun)Police have begun an investigation and are alleging that this is a possible hate crime.
Mr. Popescu responded to the assertion that he will be under investigation by reiterating his point of view.
"I said I believe homosexuals should be executed . . . when I say homosexuals should be executed, I am speaking in terms of government actions. That is the way the Bible puts it."I think it won't come as a surprise that gays and lesbians are not endorsing this candidate for office.