The head of an American nonprofit organization is scheduled to face trial in Canada later this month on a charge of “mischief” for discussing with college students the dangers of homosexuality.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, reported on his organization’s website that he will return to Regina, Saskatchewan, for a trial on a count of criminal “mischief” which developed in April “after we resisted a police order to abandon our peaceful pro-life/pro-family protest at the University of Regina.”
LaBarbera said that at the April 14 protest at the University of Regina he held up someone’s sign that said “Sodomy Is a Sin” and a large placard showing an unborn baby.
He wrote: “Who can blame the University of Regina and Canadian cops for cracking down on such unbridled and sinister HATE?!”
After the arrest, he said, the university provost and vice president, Thomas Chase, was quoted in the newspaper as saying his materials were “graphic” and “disturbing.”
Among them was his one-page flier on ‘Homosexual Health Risks.”
“Leftists like to use government and institutions to control others, and they often fear a robust and free exchange of competing ideas,” LaBarbera said. “This explains U-Regina’s censorship and squelching of a debate that actually would have benefited its students. (We had friendly discussions with some young adults before the arrest.) Such bureaucratic speech ‘protection’ dishonors students, who by the time they reach college should be able to hear all sides of every issue and make decisions for themselves on what they believe.”
He said his attorney believes he has a good chance of beating the mischief charge.
“Some Americans have asked me: Why are you even returning to Canada after all that you went through there?” he wrote.
LaBarbera explained he wanted to clear his name so he wouldn’t be effectively barred from the country.
“I simply don’t like to concede ground and basic freedoms to the Pro-’Gay’ Thought Police – at a time when U.S.-based homosexual militants are encouraging fellow LGBT activists abroad to shut down ‘anti-gay’ speech,” he said. “We must never give up on Canada or any nation to return to ways that honor God.”
LaBarbera noted that in the Bible, the ban on homosexuality is “sandwiched in between children being sacrificed to Molech and bestiality.”
The trial is scheduled Oct. 27.
Written by BOB UNRUH
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