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Toronto police have charged William Whatcott for distributing anti-gay material during the city's annual pride parade. Whatcott has been charged with promoting hatred against an identifiable group.

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  1. Promoting hatred against the androgynous is allowed.

  2. While we wholeheartedly support free speech…..

    I’m not a racist, but…..

  3. Fuckin’ NAZIs! Ooops!

  4. The true north, strong and free.

    1. So free, YOU CAN FEEL IT!

    2. The perpetrator said simply, “HELLO.”

  5. Childish, superstitious bigots have rights, too.

    1. Yes! Absolutely they do! I’m glad that you can see that!

      At least you and I can count ourselves as ones who were smart enough, when we were on our mommas’ knees, to listen up, when she (they) explained to us, that…

      “Sticks and stones, will break our bones, but words will never hurt us.”

      (Yes, addendum, ***IF*** we don’t allow the words to hurt us. Just like the blue sky… The human mind is crazy at times. If we want to work ourselves into a funk or a tizzy about the sky being blue, we have the power to do that, too).

      1. The new edition goes something like, “Sticks and stones, will break our bone, but words will allow us to sue your ass in court, you dirty racist fuck!”

  6. Students stood near Whatcott’s table and held signs that read “Caution: Hateful, Graphic images ahead” and “Do not engage, keep walking, hateful messages ahead.”

    Good thing Christians aren’t an identifiable group and Christophobia isn’t a thing, otherwise some people might think the students are being hateful.

    1. You can start complaining when, every other corner of the city doesn’t have a massive building devoted to Christianity, run by a bunch of people who don’t have to pay any taxes.

      1. Well,Maybe you should move.
        All the Christians I know pay sales and income taxes, except the old ones on Social Security, and that is because SS is not enough to trigger income taxes.
        Or did you mean the tax exempt charitable corporations? Blame your legislature, not the Christians; they are not the only ones benefiting.
        Those buildings are on ‘every’ corner because there are lots of Christians.
        But thanks for making Jerry’s point.

        1. Question, if we tax them, like corporations, there’s a big event supreme court case that Cy might not like, isn’t there? It’s almost something like they too would be individuals and out themselves into direct conflict with the first.

          1. Google “scientology slave” About 6,400 results …
            Google “Methodist slave” About 439 results (and most of those are about black slaves, about being black, not Methodist so much)
            Google “Methodism slave” About 167 results

            “Scientology slavery” ***IS*** a thing, even though there are far fewer Scientologists than there are Methodists!!!

            OK so then, obviously some religions are worse than others. What pisses me off to no end is, declare your “org” to be a “church”, and you can get away with brainwashing people and paying them a can of catfood and a can of dogfood per day. As soon as you are a BUSINESS (which does NOT enslave and brainwash people), you’ve got to meet all sorts of mandates that the “church” of Scientology does NOT need to meet!

            We need to found a “Church of the Holy Hamburger Fry”, so that Scientology slaves can be freed, and work there for at lesat SLIGHTLY better wages, AND we can get more affordable burgers!!!

            1. Well, there already is the Flying Spaghetti Monster….. perhaps they are looking to broaden the franchise?

          2. I didn’t say i didn’t like it. i just thinks it’s funny when Christians complain about oppression while they stand on top of the dog pile with a really big baseball bat.

            1. Oh, yes, I can surely see what you mean! Donald Trump is their “… really big baseball bat.”

              As I have stated here before, I can’t fault people (much) who voted fro Trump at the main election, given the choice of 2 shit sandwiches. I really CAN fault those who voted for Trump in the primaries!!!

  7. Police said they received multiple complaints in 2016 about a man handing out anti-gay material at the parade.
    On Friday, William Whatcott, 51, of Leduc, Alta., was arrested

    Mon Dieu! Who knows how much material he’s distributed in *two years*?!

    1. Alta.

      Of course he’s from one of those flyover provinces.

    2. It’s funny to think that Canada has such a huge backlog of crimethink it took that long to catch up with this guy.

      What a shithole.

    3. It’s funny to think that Canada has such a huge backlog of crimethink it took that long to catch up with this guy.

      What a shithole.

  8. Toronto police have charged William Whatcott for distributing anti-gay material during the city’s annual pride parade. Whatcott has been charged with promoting hatred against an identifiable group.

    That’s some intolerance of the intolerant.

    A prime example why the USA has the 1st Amendment.

  9. Once you make being an asshole illegal you may as well just go ahead put everyone in jail.

    1. Yep. But think of the JOBS!

    2. Isn’t that the point? If everyone is guilty, just make sure you’re in charge.

  10. Oh hey buddy! The weekly Canada News Service is here, wha? Anyone else see the Tim Horton’s poop assault video recently? Thank goodness she didn’t have a full semi automatic assault gun, eh! Just a fresh turd!

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