From the article:
“While speech opposing homosexuality remains legal in the United States, some note that the nation is heading in the same direction as Canada, as discrimination laws are being enforced by state Human Rights Commissions across the country.
A number of incidents have made headlines in recent years where American businesses have been punished for their refusal to accommodate the homosexual lifestyle, such as the story of a photographer in New Mexico that was forced to pay $700 in fines for declining to shoot a same-sex commitment service, to the Vermont bed and breakfast owners who settled a lawsuit with two lesbians who were told by an employee that they could not hold their commitment service on the property. A Kentucky t-shirt screening company was also recently punished for declining to complete a work order involving t-shirts that were to be worn at a local homosexual pride parade.”
Yup. Liberals in Canada have essentially rendered traditional religious beliefs a criminal offense.
The only thing that prevents it from happening here is the First Amendment.
Gay marriage is only the nose in the camel’s tent when it comes to the Gay Lobby’s agenda.
Canada makes it illegal to speak out against homosexuality and Russia is making laws to make it illegal to promote homosexuality.
It’s a wild world.
The Bible also claims that Jesus is The Son of God which is insulting to Muslims.
Take it up with God, stupid.
Does this mean that it's ok to read scripture in church but not to address it in a sermon? What does "simple reading" mean? Is written biblical commentary now hate speech too? Can't you just imagine the activists chomping at the bit to challenge what is an "unusual circumstance and context" that violates the law? This is really disturbing.
Mr Whatcott should remain calm and continue to do what he’s doing teaching God’s word, God will deal with the Canadian Supreme Court:
2 Thessalonians 1:6 -
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you”
SCOTUS ping re: Canadian Supreme Court ruling.
The Bible contains speech opposing homesexual behavior, in written form...I guess they've ruled that it is also hate speech. How long before it is a crime to own one, I wonder ?
I expect posthumous charges to be filed against William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale, John Rodgers, Richard Taverner, and the entire team that accepted that “hate speech” commission from King James I of England. Without them we would be as loving and tolerant of homosexuality as the Taliban.
So, are they going to sue God?
Just wait until the Canadian Supreme Court reads the koran...
Does this ruling apply to preaching within a church?
Since "a crucial aspect of the identity of" Christians is to speak of all the teachings of the Bible - including those on homosexual behavior - this court's decision targeting Christians quoting the bible must also be seen as conduct that stands as a proxy for attacks on this group (Christians) itself. Where do you go for justice, when the Canadian Supreme Court commits a "hate crime?"
To those who argue that the court's use of a qualifying "vulnerable" before "group," is the distinction, answer this question: Which group is more "vulnerable" homosexuals who this court allows to freely express their views against Christian teaching and practices, or Christians who this court will prevent from expressing their view against homosexual teaching and practices?
Is opposing the Supreme Court a “hate crime” in Canada yet?
It’s amazing, isn’t it? We’re becoming a society that champions sodomy and pederasty but condemns and villifies the right of self-defense.
Save your old Bibles as I’m sure new ones will be written by the revisionists. We saw this last night in the opening segment of “The Bible” on the (mock) History Channel. Minority “rights” now trump individual and majority rights thanks to our liberal legal system and their ever growing desire for more litigation. Sad day for the world and especially Christians.
We are living in interesting times. The closest parallel I can think of is the fall of Rome. Basically the demise of Civilization. I can’t imagine what the world will look like after the genocides, but I suspect we Christians will be the targets once again.
Drag these so-called justices into the street, strip them to their underpants, douse them with high quality roofing tar, frost them with lots of feathers, put a rail up in their crotch, and march them around town for everyone to humiliate and ridicule.
(make sure you have LOTS of vids and pics to go on youtube, facebook.)
Do this once or twice, and I think common sense will come home to roost.