Thursday, April 24, 2014


Authoritarian Canada again

Americans for Truth About Homosexuality founder Peter LaBarbera has returned to the U.S. from Canada, where he experienced the ramifications of that country's hate speech law – firsthand.

LaBarbera traveled to Saskatchewan last week for a speech before a pro-life group, but was detained at Regina International Airport and told he would be deported from Canada on the basis of violating the country's hate speech law, although he had yet to speak.

LaBarbera, Peter"Which is incredible," he tells OneNewsNow. "We appealed the decision and some political pressure was brought to bear by conservative members of Parliament; and when I went back for my appeal, they let me in [the country] – but I was very close to being banned from Canada under the guise that my group ... promotes hate against homosexuals."

He was released, then made his speech, but later was arrested at the University of Regina while distributing pro-life pamphlets and information on homosexuality. LaBarbera wasn't accused of violating the hate speech law in that matter, but was charged with trespassing – a charge that later was reduced to mischief.

"So what I witnessed was a firsthand lesson in hate-speech politics," he summarizes. "If you say that certain ideas – for example, opposition to homosexuality – are 'hateful,' then the next step is to ban those points of view. And that's what's going on in Canada."

SOURCE

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peter LaBarbera said "my group ... promotes hate against homosexuals."

Enough said.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/peter-labarbera-demands-liberty-university-fire-openly-gay-choreographer

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/labarbera-warns-you-cant-be-christian-and-support-redefining-marriage-accommodate-sexual-s-0

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/peter-labarbera-praises-uganda-colonial-era-anti-gay-laws

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/peter-labarbera-furious-gay-couple-featured-america-beautiful-song-authored-gay-songwriter

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/labarbera-us-should-adopt-russia-style-gay-propaganda-law-stop-disney-promoting-lesbianism-k

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/labarbera-robin-roberts-coming-out-tragedy

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of people "protesteth too much" about homosexuality/lesbianism. Perhaps one doesn't need to be a professional psychologist to get to the underlying motivation for the hostility!

Anonymous said...

Typical leftist selective quoting method:

Anonymous said...

Peter LaBarbera said "my group ... promotes hate against homosexuals."


The text used is pulled in complete violation of it's context and those three dots cover nearly a paragraph of other material.

With all of the linked articles Anon 1:16 provided he had to go to such a complete lie of a quoting job to make him say that? Just how lame is that?

Of course "rightwingwatch.org" is in fact a hateful organization, something that's easily noticed by perusing it's content which means Anon 1:16 uses a hater to try to point out a hater.

Anonymous said...

That's right Anon 2:55, kill the messenger, something the right loves to do. Typical right wing cretin.

stinky said...


Please don't feed the trolls, guys. Leave them alone to surf porn and see examples of girls and other stuff they know nothing about. They'll eventually go away when they realize no one cares when they're acting up.

Anonymous said...

stinky is at again demonizing anything he doesn't like as coming from a troll (maybe it's witchcraft at work too).

Willie said...

Anon 2;55 spouted off, "Of course "rightwingwatch.org" is in fact a hateful organization, "

Yeah, we only have your warped uninformed opinion on that. Pointing out right wing bullshit is hateful? Quoting in context exactly what right wingers say is hateful?

Get a life.

stinky said...


And yet another troll self-identifies. Yawn. Too easy.

Anonymous said...

stinky, sorry to hear about your bad news. get well soon.

Use the Name, Luke said...

What LaBarbera actually said:

"We appealed the decision and some political pressure was brought to bear by conservative members of Parliament; and when I went back for my appeal, they let me in [the country] – but I was very close to being banned from Canada under the guise that my group ... promotes hate against homosexuals."
Activist's travelogue reveals impact of Canada's 'hate speech' law

This is the closest I could find to the complete context. I was hoping to find something which includes the text hidden by the ellipsis, but it doesn't seem to be online.

Still, it's enough to show that Anon 1:16 actively lied by taking that quote out of context. He was stating what others were accusing him of, not what he's actually doing.

That kind of active, willful, and malicious lying is what marks rightwingwatch as a hate site.

Or should we just take a page out of anon's playbook? "Anonymous … promotes hate against homosexuals." See? See? He even admits it! </sarc>

Anonymous said...

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.

- Robert Heinlein

Anonymous said...

Either way, LaBarbera and his ilk are vile people, much like the extreme right commenters here.

Bird of Paradise said...

Im happy i dont live in Canada its just another socialists nation why else is their maple leaf RED?

Anonymous said...

Canada's "socialist" educational system might have taught 'Bird' the usefulness of punctuation, as well as preventing his bizarre mode of spelling in many other of his posts (unless that's some form of eccentric joke).

smelly belly said...

stinky remarked, "no one cares when they're (trolls) acting up."

Apparently you do. What a silly boy.

Use the Name, Luke said...

re: "vile people"

Let me get this straight.

The malicious, unrepentant liars are virtuous people because they attack the people they hate using terms like "vile".

Is that how it's supposed to go?

Who loves ya baby said...

So anyone who speaks out against hateful right wing religious cretins or even points out their EXACT words are malicious and unrepentant liars? You are one sick person, in my opinion. I am tired of reading your bullshit. Go away.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:35:

They are not his "exact words." They are selective editing without context.

Using the same "logic" and "exactitude" you believe in, may I remind you that you said about yourself:

I am .. bullshit.

As bovine fecal matter, may I humbly suggest you take a shower? Or "go away?"

Use the Name, Luke said...

Oh, I get it now.

Lying is telling the truth!

Which version of NewSpeak is that? I'm having trouble keeping track.

Anon 2:37 is exactly right. Well said!

Bird of Paradise said...

Have you ever wondred why the maple leaf on the canadian national flag is RED? more reasons to poose the NORTH AMERICAN(SOVIET)UNION