AFTAH: Canada's State Censorship in Favor of Homosexuality Reflects the Moral and Liberty Crisis of the West
University of Regina Free Speech Trial for LaBarbera and Whatcott Today
Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
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REGINA, Saskatchewan, Canada, Oct. 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) president Peter LaBarbera said escalating pro-homosexual State censorship in Canada reflects the nation's post-Christian moral and spiritual crisis—and the modern travesty of "rights" based on sexual immorality that invariably undermine God-given liberties and freedom of conscience.
Canadian free speech trial of Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott is today at 9:00 AM at the Regina Provincial Courthouse, 1815 Smith Street, Regina.
Late Monday night, as LaBarbera arrived in Calgary on a flight from Chicago, Border Services agents detained him for two-and-a-half hours and did an intense search of his phone, laptop and belongings. He was questioned about his views on homosexuality, while agents seized a DVD copy of "Sodom
," a new Russian documentary critical of Western "gay" activism. The film was deemed a potential violation of Canada's law banning material that could "incite hate" based on "sexual orientation." Ironically, "Sodom" is freely available in Canada and worldwide on YouTube
LaBarbera was traveling to Regina, Saskatchewan for his trial with pro-family activist Bill Whatcott. Both were arrested in April on criminal "mischief" charges for refusing to abandon on free speech grounds a peaceful protest against abortion and sodomy at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, a public university.
Their trial at Regina Provincial Courthouse is today at 9:00 AM. Prior to the trial, Whatcott and LaBarbera will be in front of the Courthouse with signs speaking out against the modern tyranny of state-sponsored homosexualism. The courthouse address is 1815 Smith Street, Regina.
This was the second time this year that LaBarbera was subjected to an intensive airport search and questioning due to Canada's "hate" law. [See this AFTAH article
.] In April, he was initially ruled in violation of the law and formally denied entry into Canada, where he had been invited to address a pro-life conference. On appeal and after conservative political pressure was brought to bear, LaBarbera was allowed into Canada, only to be later arrested with Whatcott for standing up as a public witness for life and sexual morality at the University of Regina.
"In Canada and across the Western world, laws based on homosexuality-based 'rights' have ushered in tyranny against people of faith who affirm historic, Judeo-Christian morality and man-woman marriage. It is outrageous for a major public university to ban opposition speech on this issue in the name of 'protecting' students—who should be allowed to hear ALL sides of this, or any, debate.
"Today we will see if Canada upholds its professed Charter commitment to free speech and religious freedom. But this much is clear: the Western world's war against faith and biblical morals in the name of homosexuality and gender confusion (transgenderism) is not a model that many nations across the world want to follow."