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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Canada: RIP freedom of press, speech and religion

In what they are touting as a “world first,” a Quebec homosexual activist group has launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from the Quebec Government’s Justice Department.  Standing alongside Montreal Police Chief Johanne Paquin and Commander Alain Gagnon, the leadership of the group Gai Ecoute launched the anonymous tipster registry at a press conference today.

Included in the definition of actions classified as “homophobic” and deemed worthy of reporting to the registry are: “any negative word or act toward a homosexual or homosexuality in general: physical abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment, offensive graffiti, abuse, injurious mockery, inappropriate media coverage and discrimination.”

A press release from the group says that anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of homophobia “must” report it to the registry of homophobic acts.

Funding and support for the venture comes from the Quebec Justice Ministry’s department of “The Fight Against Homophobia.” The Justice Ministry was tasked with fighting homophobia in 2008 and last year pledged $7 million to ‘anti-homophobia’ activities.
Read the rest here.
HT: The Crescat

8 comments:

The Archer of the Forest said...

I think there is a chapter in Orwell's 1984 about this...

Anonymous said...

Yes....the freedom to hate and express it clearly, are definitely a religious right.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Pleeeaase... spare us from the ubiquitous one line cliches. If you have something constructive to post by all means do so. I don't censor contrary opinions. But I have no patience for vapid one liners.

Fr. George said...

Obviously, the problem comes with defining 'offensive,' 'injurious,' and other categories of language. I know people who can be offended by even the wrong glance, let alone an otherwise harmless comment. What will happen is that countless millions of dollars that could better serve feeding the hungry or providing health care to the poor will be spend on lawyers and investigators, who will all be paid handsomely for their dutiful service to the cause of making sure we all speak nicely to one another. And, of course, the poor who are more likely to make 'homophobic' comments due to their lower education opportunities will more often than not find themselves targets of such investigations, up until new standards are developed to protect the economically-disadvantaged from being overly prosecuted... and on and on it will go. :(

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Homosexuals are the State's perfect citizens, as they come without the baggage of competing loyalties to Family, Tribe and Church. Logically therefore, the State places them atop its hierarchy of protected classes.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Homosexuals are a peculiar type of individual having no ties of love or affection to any one or any institutions.


If anyone believes the above, they have not the slightest clue about being human.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Homosexuals are necessarily peculiar, as any society which adopted their mores into mainstream life would be extinct in a generation. (Just as feminist, gay-mad Britain and Sweden will eventually be Muslim and patriarchal). I think even you recognize this, thus your emotional appeal to a vague gnostic ideal of "being human."

Homosexual acts are an affront to Church, Family and Tribe. A society of homosexuals would generate no marriages, no Churchings, no baptisms and no birthings to continue God's work of Creation.

This is not to say homosexuals should not be treated with love and tolerance; we are all sinners, after all. But neither Church, Family nor Tribe can ever recognize a "right" to sodomy any more than they can recognize a "right" to promiscuity without sowing their own destruction.

Thus, homosexuals turn to the State for validation of their lifestyle, and the secular State, with its hatred of the pre-State institutions, is more than glad to oblige.

Jason said...

Canada, while a beautiful country, has been avidly attacking personal rights at least since they allowed similar trumped up charges to proceed against Ernst Zundel.