My co-author Pete Vere explains how Canada’s Human Rights Commissions punish Christians for being Christians — and how an identical bureaucracy is taking hold in America:
Pastor Stephen Boissoin (…) lost his case after publishing a letter to his local newspaper critical of homosexual activists who promote their lifestyle in schools among children as young as six.
The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal ordered the pastor to pay $7,000 in various fines, publicly apologize to homosexual activists for having offended them, cease all private and public communication concerning Biblical teaching on homosexuality, and refrain from any criticism of the government process to which he was subjected.
Should Boissoin fail to abide by this ruling, he could face time in jail.
Forgive me if I sound facetious.
Three government-appointed human rights bodies presented with the same complaint [against Maclean’s and Mark Steyn].
Three different reactions.
Not exactly reassuring for those who argue complainants have been using these commissions, with their sometimes enthusiastic co-operation, to squelch free speech and force others to question whether exercising their freedom of expression is worth the hassle – and potential expense – of getting caught up in the gears of the Canadian humans rights bureaucratic machine.
Of course, you can read all about the creeping fascist farce that is Canada’s Human Rights Commissions bureaucracy in our new book, The Tyranny of Nice.
With an introduction by Mark Steyn and everything!