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Bill Whatcott goes to Supreme Court

Kathy Shaidle has an article at Taki’s Magazine on Canadian Christian activist Bill Whatcott (a former member of The Interim‘s editorial advisory board in the 1990s). It looks at Whatcott’s anti-homosexualist and anti-abortion crusades, warts and all, and most importantly places it within the context of the Unofficial Official War on Christianity:

Whatcott’s is the latest case comprising what looks suspiciously like a Gay/State guerrilla war against Christianity, a battle about which I cowrote a book and so tire of rehashing: the printer fined for refusing to print pro-gay materials and court-ordered to do so anyway; the preacher banned for life from quoting certain Bible verses, even in private correspondence; another for taking out a newspaper ad citing those scriptures (the chapter and verse references, mind you—not the actual words).

His case’s outcome will help determine whether or not the chilling of free speech in Canada drops yet another degree.

It is not an easy read, but it is a necessary one. Freedom of speech is important even if you do not like the message, or the messenger. Whatcott has the double whammy of not having a popular message (therefore the State and gay activists don’t like him) or nicey-nice tactics (and therefore he often loses his pro-life allies).

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