Whatcott Acquitted of “Hate” Charges
[It’s been three years of torment for Bill Whatcott. In 2016, he and several other Christians infiltrated the Toronto Gay Pride parade disguised as Gay Zombies and handing out a hard-hitting tract that criticized the practice of homosexuality from both a Biblical and scientific point of view. The LGBTQ crowd has not amused by this spoof. High powered homosexual lawyers launched a class action suit against Mr. Whatcott seeking $104-million for hurt feelings and humiliation and, more deviously, seeking the identity of fellow participants or any who had backed him or housed him or contributed to the printing of his literature. The suit was reluctantly dismissed by a judge.
The lobby did not give up. Ontario’s then lesbian premier Kathleen Wynn and her Pakistani Attorney General Yasir Naqvi gave the necessary Attorney General’s consent to laying of charges under Canada’s notorious anti-“hate” law, Sec. 319 of the Criminal Code. Despite lobbying by CAFE and the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, the new Kathleen Mulroney Doug Ford’s first Attorney General refused to stay the charges or withdraw the A’s consent.
The case slowly wound its way through the courts. The charge was always bogus, easily defended on two grounds: sincerely held religious belief and truth (scientific/medical facts about the vile results of homosexual practices). So, today was a sort of Christmas present for Bill and his family. Yet, it marked once again ABUSE BY PROCESS, how a state beholden to entitled minorities can persecute a person and hobble them with bail conditions, stress and worry.
CAFE reached Bill this afternoon at his home in Alberta to congratulate him. “I am just happy to be able to spend Christmas with my family and not in the South Toronto Detention Centre,” he said. — Paul Fromm, Director, CAFE]
I have been acquitted of the charge “Wilful Promotion of Hatred.” This is good news for me personally. The Crown Prosecutor was seeking 18 months incarceration for my zombie stunt where I snuck into the Toronto Homosexual unGodly pride parade with much needed Gospel literature and medical information warning about the dangers associated with the homosexual lifestyle.
While this is good news for me and to some extent this is good news for all Canadians who value freedom of speech, the judgment is not without its concerns. Justice Goldstein noted my stunt fell into the “grey zone” between freedom of speech which is offensive and hate speech which is criminal.
The flyer which I handed out in the Toronto Homosexual UnGodly Pride Parade in my view should not fall into any type of “grey zone.” Now that my trial is over and my bail conditions are lifted, you can freely view the flyer for yourself. This flyer should be unequivocally legal in a democracy.
To see the now uncensored flyer go here:https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen3/18b/Bill-Whatcott-arrest-warrant/images/Gay-Zombies-flier.pdf
Feel free to share my flyer with others. This flyer is no longer under a publication ban. Let me also take this opportunity to thank Mass Resistance for keeping this flyer publicly available on it’s website for people to see when it was illegal for me to share it in Canada.
Notwithstanding this victory, I note religious freedom and freedom of speech still remains distressingly precarious in Canada. I have no easy answers on how to bring back the vibrant and free society we once had, but I do pray that Christians will find their boldness and let their lights shine once again in our land. I do believe where there is a national repentance and where people turn from licentiousness to virtue and self control, we will gain greater freedom.
If we embrace Biblical repentance and turn away from sexual anarchy, atheism, and materialism, and turn towards God and an acceptance of the Lordship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our King over our lives; I believe God’s blessing will come once again. It is clear to me where Christ is, there will also be freedom. Bill Whatcott
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.“
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land“
2 Chronicles 7:13, 14
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