Skip to comments.Gay group accuses Newfoundland magazine of hate crimes for piece on Christian sexual teaching
Posted on 08/14/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT by Morgana
A Newfoundland homosexual group filed a hate crimes complaint under the Criminal Code with the police last week after a local magazine published an opinion piece urging Christians to promote the Scriptural teachings on the sinfulness of homosexuality, abortion, and other acts against a secularist establishment.
The Newfoundland Herald published the piece by US columnist and constitutional lawyer Matt Barber as a letter to the editor in its August 3-9 issue.
Western Pride NL activist Kyle Curley, who filed the complaint, alleged in an interview with CBC that the piece was a rallying call for people to stand against LGBT rights and hate propaganda.
However, he dropped the complaint this week after the magazines managing editor apologized for causing offense.
"Many beautiful, wise, wonderful and caring people were hurt and angered by Barber's letter, and the fact that it was published in the Herald. And for that, I'm truly sorry," Pam Pardy-Ghent wrote in the current issue of the weekly. However, she added, "If we refuse to publish letters that may be controversial, or letters that do not line up with our own beliefs, then I believe there's a problem.
"Opinions, no matter how unpopular or controversial, can be freely expressed in this country whether they are from a minority, or a majority," she wrote.
Titled 'The Coming Christian Revolt' and originally published last month at his Barbwire.com blog, Barbers piece called on Christians to courageously defend and promote, even to the point of civil disobedience and martyrdom, the sinfulness of homosexuality, abortion, adultery, promiscuity, incest, and other acts condemned in Scripture.
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As many in the early church refused to bow a knee to Caesar in worship, so, too, will many modern Christians refuse, under any circumstances, to obey any law that presumes to make sin obligatory, he wrote. If the ancient church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, was able to face the lions in hopeful anticipation of joining Jesus, then we, too, under the same Spirit, will face anything todays pagan left can threaten.
Explaining the decision to drop the complaint, Curlew told CBC, "We decided we want to take an educational stance towards these issues and not a stance of retribution. We think it's wonderful that they did come out and apologize.
Barber commented on the incident in a Barbwire.com article Monday. Ms. Pardy-Ghent, free speech may well be important to you, but its now verboten in Canada (and is fast becoming that way here in the U.S.). Though we may or may not agree on the issues, I nonetheless admire and respect your courage, apparent appreciation for open discourse and clear disdain for censorship.
The left is a walking paradox. It is irony personified, he wrote. While liberals complete lack of self-awareness, self-righteous snobbery, aloof emotionalism and obtuse circular reasoning make them an easy target for ridicule, these things quickly move from curious to dangerous when they control the reins of government.
Every time I start to think Canada might be a decent option for hiding out from American marxism, something like this reminds me that Canada is just as bad.
Important part is that this Curlew a**clown explicitly admits that the criminal complaints are made for the purpose of retribution.
Thats a huge admission on his part. It shows that censorship is really the goal.
I see. So words printed on paper are a “hate crime” and bearded savages yelling and screaming as they saw Jewish heads off Jewish bodies is nothing.
I get it.
Truth- it’s the new hate speech.
The worst nightmare of the liberal left is an unbiased media. Why do political candidates spend so much money on media? Because the more one exposes the public to an idea, the more they will jump on board.
The media is not only liberal, but it is filled with homosexuals. Given all of the time devoted to pro-homosexual “marriage” articles and air time ans the snuffing out of all opposition even on comment boards, there is no wonder why support for gay “marriage” in the US polls as high as it is claimed to.
If the opposition was given equal time, the polls would not show nearly the support for gay “marriage” that they do. Good luck routing out the homosexuals and libs in the media.