The Supreme Court struck down Wednesday part of a section of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code that defines hate speech as something that “ridicules, belittles or otherwise affronts the dignity” of any person as unconstitutional but upheld most of the legislation and ultimately ruled against the anti-gay crusader whose case it was ruling on.
In the unanimous ruling, the top court upheld in part a human rights tribunal hate speech ruling against an anti-gay pamphleteer who distributed flyers calling homosexuals “sodomites” and equated them with child abusers.
Bill Whatcott will be forced to pay the $17,500 fine and ordered to no longer distribute the flyers.
This decision had better not have anything to do with Whatcott “coercing” people because he put stuff in people’s mailboxes, because the Taylor decision was about an answering machine message that “the offended” had to call in to voluntarily.
The Supreme Court has upheld the part of the “hate speech” law against writing about certain groups who you feel pose a threat to society, like, oh, I don’t know, belligerent Muslims.
Here’s the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s response.
From our “progressives live in the past” files:
Warren Kinsella is on Sun News, supporting the decision and noting that when his Jewish friends were growing up decades ago, they had to deal with graffiti that said, “Death to the Jews.”
Oddly enough, Warren Kinsella has never commented on our videos showing Muslims in Toronto a few years ago, yelling “Jewish kid, you are gonna fucking die” and “We need another Holocaust.”
Other to call us “white supremacists” because we post videos like that.
Such comments “expose me to hatred and contempt” and possibly — given the SPLC murder case — death.
But I don’t go around suing him.