Facebook Rape Quote Ends Candidate's Run

'If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!' Green Party nom wrote
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2011 12:07 PM CDT
A Facebook login page is seen on a computer screen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday, August 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

(Newser) – A Green Party of Canada candidate has resigned after word broke that his “favorite quote” on Facebook was listed as, “If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!” Alan Saldanha, of Surrey, BC, has said the quote was taken out of context. He says he’d been having a conversation with a friend about the difficulties of life. “Someone had told me that Confucious says, ‘If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it,’” he said.

Saldanha is still on the most recent Green Party candidates list, the Vancouver Sun reports, but the party has made it clear that he’s persona non grata. “We were absolutely shocked that any such statement existed,” said Green leader Elizabeth May, “and had he not resigned, he would have been removed immediately.”

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