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A decision in a case regarded as a bellwether in the developing standoff between the right to free speech and so-called âhate crimesâ laws that punish âthoughtsâ or âperceptionsâ has arrived â and it affirms the right of free speech.
The decision comes from the highest appeals court in Alberta. The court week dismissed an appeal of a lower court decision that ruled Pastor Stephen Boissoin was not liable to pay a $5,000 penalty and issue an apology for a letter he wrote to the editor of a local newspaper.
WND previously reported Alberta adopted a âhate speechâ law with promises the measure would be reserved for actions that accompany âhate speech.â
Boissoinâs letter to the Red Deer Advocate newspaper criticized those who âin any way support the homosexual machine that has been mercilessly gaining ground in our society since the 1960s.â...
Quote #1 "Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act when he took office after Democrats strategically attached it to a âmust-passâ $680 billion defense-appropriations bill." Quote #2 "The bill signed by Obama was opposed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which called it a âmenaceâ to civil liberties. The commission argued the law allows federal authorities to bring charges against individuals even if theyâve already been cleared in a state court."
Seems like they expect similar legal problems to arise in the US like this. Another reason for not voting Obama.