It’s official, public declaration of certain sections of scripture will now likely be considered hate speech in Canada. The Senate passed by a wide margin what has become known as the “Bible as Hate Speech Act” and anyone who thinks it won’t lead to the prosectution of preachers is kidding htemselves. Just read the final lines of a Toronto Star story:
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Professional Police Association supported the bill. Police have so far been powerless to prosecute the likes of Rev. Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kan., who runs a website that declares God hates homosexuals. Supporters of Phelps have entered Canada twice in the last five years to hold anti-gay rallies.
Now I don’t happen to believe that God hates gays, but I certainly don’t think it should be against the law to say that He does. This is getting out of control – maybe we should invade Canada and liberate them next.
Oh, and it gets better: As Gene Edward Veith reports, at the same time it was outlawing the Bible, the Canadian government was giving some Muslim groups self rule. Gotta love it.