Independent candidate Craig Smith is seeking election to represent the people of Rutherglen South as a serving Christian as opposed to a career politician.
Craig, a member of the Scottish Christian Party, feels politics is the only legitimate way to change the laws of the land and Christian politicians free from the constraints made on them by the mainstream parties are needed.
He said: “The policies of the major parties are making it difficult for Christians to vote for them, or even to gain their attention about Christian issues. All the major parties in Scotland have policies that will coerce the consciences of Christians.
“My vision is to see our society renewed and revitalised through the promotion of good laws that will bring blessing and improvement, rather than bad laws which are destructive and damaging to our society.”
Craig says he holds to the policies of the Scottish Christian Party which represents a balance of the best characteristics of the main parties:
The financial prudence of the Tories and their conservative instincts
The social conscience of Labour and their concern for the working man
A paramount concern for religious and civil liberties championed in the past by the Lib Dems and their regard for freedom of speech
A care for the environment with conscientious accountability for Earth’s resources seen in the Greens
The passion for Scotland, and our heritage voiced by the SNP
Craig added: “The public response to the government consultation on redefining marriage was overwhelming in its support of the status quo.
“But despite this, the SNP are driving through legislation to redefine marriage.
“All the other main parties have lined up to support this politically correct position.
“I am a supporter of natural marriage and this election offers the voters in Rutherglen the opportunity to send a clear message to the politicians that they ignore future consultations at their peril.”