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‘Truth about homosexuality’ pamphleteer sues CBC over ‘kill the homosexual’ flyer
LifeSiteNews ^ | July 3, 2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:25:12 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

Weyburn, Saskatchewan – A pamphleteer who is seeking to expose what he says is the truth about homosexuality has launched a libel suit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Bill Whatcott claims the national broadcaster misrepresented him in an October news report about the Supreme Court hearings into his battle with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

The statement of claim filed on June 22 by Mr. Whatcott’s lawyer, Tom Schuck, states that in the news segment the CBC showed a pamphlet that had nothing to do with the case which was before the Supreme Court, but contained the words “Kill the Homosexual,” thereby suggesting that Whatcott advocated murder of homosexual people.(Snip)

Instead, it was a flyer that Whatcott had handed out two years previously, and, more importantly, the words ‘kill the homosexual’ “were quoted as a parody on an Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Decision that found that a popular song with the lyrics ‘Kill the Christians’ did not constitute hate towards Christians.”

“The flyer itself clearly indicated that the Plaintiff did not want homosexuals killed and that the flyer should not be interpreted as an incitement to violence,” Whatcott’s complaint continues. “The flyer referred readers to a website run by the Plaintiff for further explanation.”

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Bill Whatcott is one of the world’s most fearless and colorful opponents of the homosexual agenda. He is what one might call both an anti-abortion and anti-homosexual agenda crusader. (He has also spoken out bravely against Islam.) He was the head of a group called “Christian Truth Activists”. He is also a former homosexual, which undoubtedly especially rankles some of those whom he opposes. One of his most notable actions regarding the homosexual agenda was on June 22, 2002, when he led the Gay Pride parade in Regina, Saskatchewan. Neither he nor his sign, complete with message opposing the homosexual agenda, had been invited to participate (nor were especially welcomed by the other participants). Lead the parade he did, nonetheless. He also, in the wake of homosexual activists’ efforts to have Gay Pride Days established, exploited a loophole in the city by-laws and successfully petitioned Regina, Saskatchewan to proclaim a Heterosexual Family Pride Day for June 18, 2001.

In late 2001 and early 2002, Whatcott distributed leaflets that opposed the homosexual lifestyle in Regina and Saskatoon. In May of 2005, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal fined Whatcott $17,500 for distributing those leaflets and ordered him to stop distributing them. The fines were to be awarded to four complainants and were for “hurt feelings and loss of dignity and self-respect.” The Tribunal stated that “preventing the distribution of such materials was a reasonable limit on Whatcott's right to freedom of religion and expression...” Whatcott responded by proclaiming that he would refuse to obey the order, and that his entire net worth is less than $17,500. Whatcott appealed to the Court of Queen’s Bench, but the court gave notice in December of 2006 that it would not consider the case. Whatcott continued to distribute similar literature. The fine against Whatcott was eventually overturned on February 25, 2010 by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

In October of 2004, the University of Regina held a symposium entitled I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice for Gay and Lesbian Youth. In an advertisement for the symposium on the school’s website, they declared that Whatcott advocated that all homosexuals should be killed. This was blatantly untrue, and Whatcott complained to the school. The university has since issued a written statement of regret, but made no public apology. University lawyers have agreed to an undisclosed cash settlement with Whatcott, who used the money to defray a portion of his legal fees and fines (which, by early 2006, had already approached $200,000).

Whatcott has been arrested, according to one source, at least 26 times in Canada and once in the United States, primarily for picketing outside of abortion clinics. He has been convicted twice–on one occasion serving six months in jail.

Whatcott, who makes his living as a licensed practical nurse, was (on November 16, 2004) declared guilty of unprofessional conduct by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses. He subsequently had his nursing license suspended for 45 days and fined $15,000 by the nursing association. He was later suspended indefinitely. The fine and suspension were originally upheld in court, but eventually were overturned by a higher court. He has also been fined by his union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

The decision in 2010 by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (mentioned above) to overturn a lower court ruling (which had imposed a $17,500 fine and suspension of his nursing license) was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada. The case was heard in October of 2011. A decision is expected soon.
2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

If every Christian had his gonads the world would a better place.

3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:39:47 AM PDT by grumpa
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