Mark Smith (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Drayton Valley-Devon|
|Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Diana McQueen|
|Born||1960 (age 58–59)|
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
|Political party||United Conservative|
|Residence||Drayton Valley, Alberta|
Mark Smith (born 1960) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Drayton Valley-Devon.
On April 2, 2019, an audio recording was published on Twitter of a sermon Smith gave in November 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Drayton Valley in which he equated homosexuality with pedophilia. Smith told the congregation, "You don't have to watch any TV for any length of time today where you don't see on the TV programs [sic], them trying to tell you that homosexuality and homosexual love is good love. Heck, there are even people out there...I could take you....I could take to places on the web site [sic] I'm sure, where you could find out there's uh..where pedophilia is love."
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|Progressive Conservative||Diana McQueen||5,181||30.5%|
|New Democratic||Katherine Swampy||4,816||28.4%|
|Alberta Party||Connie Jensen||416||2.5%|
- CJSR, Gaywire on (2019-04-02). "JUST IN Mark Smith, @jkenney UCP candidate in Drayton-Valley Devon, and hand-picked Education critic, revives one of the most harmful and ugly attacks on the LGBTQ2S community. Listen to to him say "homosexual love" isn't real love and is akin to pedophelia. #ableg #abvotepic.twitter.com/M9Lm99YKQm". @gaywire. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
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