Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anti-gay Activist's Case To Be Heard By The Supreme Court of Canada

This case has been going on for over a decade. The Human Rights Commission received four complaints from people stating that the flyers were hate literature and unfairly targeted them because of their sexual orientation. In February, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled that the pamphlets didn't violate the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code because it was protected under freedom of expression.

"Canada's highest court will hear the case of a former Regina man accused of promoting hatred against gays. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to appeal a lower court decision on the case of Bill Whatcott, " reports CBC. In 2001 and 2002, Whatcott, a member of the Christian Truth Activists group, distributed flyers in Saskatoon and Regina, some of them saying schoolchildren were being taught propaganda about gay people. "Our children will pay the price in disease, death, abuse and ultimately eternal judgment if we do not say no to the sodomite desire to socialize your children into accepting something that is clearly wrong," one of the pamphlets said. READ MORE