A decision in a case regarded as a bellwether in the developing standoff between the right to free speech and so-called â€śhate crimesâ€ť laws that punish â€śthoughtsâ€ť or â€śperceptionsâ€ť 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 â€śhate speechâ€ť law with promises the measure would be reserved for actions that accompany â€śhate speech.â€ť
Boissoinâ€™s letter to the Red Deer Advocate newspaper criticized those who â€śin any way support the homosexual machine that has been mercilessly gaining ground in our society since the 1960s.â€ť...
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 â€śmust-passâ€ť $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 â€śmenaceâ€ť to civil liberties. The commission argued the law allows federal authorities to bring charges against individuals even if theyâ€™ve 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.