Ezra on Stelmach's Anti-Christian Bigotry

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Reprinted from ezralevant.com: http://ezralevant.com/2008/06/albertas-antichristian-bigotry.html

Alberta's anti-Christian bigotry condemned... in the Huffington Post!

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The Huffington Post is the largest, and arguably most influential, left-of-center website in the United States. Here is an Op-Ed, by constitutional scholar Eugene Volokh, that expresses appropriate revulsion at the Alberta human rights commission's anti-Christian order in the Rev. Stephen Boissoin case. Like everyone else, Volokh is disgusted. But his last points are the most important:

Recall that the Supreme Court of Canada originally upheld the Canadian "hate speech" bans precisely because

[T]he phrase 'hatred or contempt', are sufficiently precise and narrow to limit its impact to those expressive activities which are repugnant to Parliament's objective. The phrase 'hatred or contempt' in the context of s. 13(1) refers only to unusually strong and deep?felt emotions of detestation, calumny and vilification and, as long as human rights tribunals continue to be well aware of the purpose of s. 13(1) and pay heed to the ardent and extreme nature of feeling described in that phrase, there is little danger that subjective opinion as to offensiveness will supplant the proper meaning of the section.

Well, it looks like the Alberta Human Rights Commission is no longer "pay[ing] heed" to the limits imposed by the law. Unfortunate — but not surprising.

The bigots in Canada's human rights industry justify their censorship by referring to that very Supreme Court decision, claiming that it empowers them to ban websites and issue lifetime gag orders -- our 21st century version of a good old-fashioned Nazi book-burning.

As Volokh points out, they're lying -- the SCC did not give them that power. Canada's HRCs are issuing baldly unconstitutional orders. They're bullies. They're counterfeit courts. They are bringing the law into disrepute.

But that suits Alberta's premier, Ed "Ed" Stelmach, just fine. As I mentioned before, he even sent in a special lawyer from the Department of Justice to intervene against Rev. Boissoin.

Why not let the premier know what you think of his unconstitutional, anti-Christian bigotry? E-mail him here.

But be careful -- if you hurt his feelings, he might give you a lifetime gag order, too.


Jim Blake

All glory goes to the living God, maker of the heavens and the earth, for He alone is worthy of all glory and honor and praise. I consider the sufferings of this age not worthy to be compared to what is to come for those who place their faith in the King of kings and persevere in faith, day by day, until the end.

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Psalm 103:11-18

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