Skip to comments.High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s
Posted on 02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST by NYer
TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s.
Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.
Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada.
He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church in 2001. When the Canadian government would not recognize it, he took the government to court. Subsequently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recognized the "marriage" as legal, beginning a process of judicial activism that eventually culminated in the legalization of homosexual "marriage" by Canada’s Parliament in 2005.
For his “lifetime of distinguished service” in promoting homosexual ‘rights’ and ‘equality’ Hawkes received Canada’s highest civilian award — the Order of Canada — in 2007. In 2014, the WorldPride Parade in Toronto honored Hawkes by making him grand marshal of the event.
Hawkes is denying the charges. “I want to be crystal clear: I am innocent of these allegations. The purported events simply did not take place,” he said in a statement appearing on his church’s website.
“While it is impossible for me to understand where these almost 40 year old accusations come from, I have a faith that will sustain me as well as faith in Canada’s justice system.”
"For 38 years, I have fought, with all that I have, for equality for my community. I have fought to give voice to those without voice. Now I will fight, with all that I have, these accusations. This time, however, my fight will be different; this time I will allow others to give voice for me,” he said.
Hawkes is being represented by civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby, known for his work of defending abortionist Henry Morgentaler and convicted child pornographer Benjamin Levin, as well as for bringing legal action against the British Columbian government for approving a Christian-based school of law with its Christian code-of-conduct governing sex.
Ruby said he believes Hawkes’ account. “I have known Brent for more than a quarter century. I believe him, completely, when he tells me these accusations are false and that these events did not happen,” he said in a statement that appeared on Hawkes’ church website.
“We will now show, in court, that Brent is innocent of these 40 year old allegations. Like Brent, I have confidence, not only in our justice system but, in the outcome of this matter. I am confident that Brent will be vindicated, found innocent and that his 38 years of commitment to human rights and progressive Christianity will remain unblemished,” he said.
A plea date is set for April 13.
Most homosexuals were abused as children.
That’s why they want access to yours.
The very cream of the liberal crop.
Chicken + Hawkes.
Homosexuals adopt children so that they can have sex with them.
If they could only marry!
**Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church **
If only he didn’t have to remain celibate................oh, wait. Wrong religion.
This is an interesting development in homofacist Canukistan.
What floats at the top of a cesspool is never, ever “cream”.
It’s the cycle of abuse that enslaves others.
A high school boy can be arrested if he is caught with naked pictures of his girlfriend on his cell phone. Another high school boy can have the full weight of the FEDGOV brought down on his school to force them to let him go naked into the girls showers!!!
We truly do, with no exaggeration, live in Bizarro World!
if her were a perverted Catholic priest, this would make headlines for months! Non-catholic abusers, not such a big story
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