The ridiculous and shameful ruling this week that deprived Christian social activist Bill Whatcott of his inherent human right to free speech came down with the rattle of chains and the clanging of prison doors. The unanimous ruling took the highest court of biased secular human opinion in Canada two years to deliver. The judgment tells us “what time it is”, as runaway slave Frederick Douglass said of abolitionist John Brown’s ill-fated attempt to free the slaves at Harper’s Ferry, a few short years before hundreds of thousands of Americans would shed their blood for that same noble cause.
From ChristianGovernance eletter – December 11, 2012
The Ottawa Citizen likes to publish a weekly “Ask the Religion Experts” column. The most recent one is: Ask the Religion Experts: Does freedom of expression trump freedom of religion? (The Ottawa Citizen, December 8, 2012). Excerpts below our commentary.
LifeSiteNews.com – November 19, 2010
‘Transgender’ student attacks Genocide Awareness Project
By Matthew Anderson
FORT WAYNE, Indiana – On November 2, a student at the Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) violently attacked a pro-life display set up by the campus group Students for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display, part of the larger Genocide Awareness Project, uses graphic pictures to draw a connection between abortion and past forms of genocide.
National Post – November 20, 2010
Judge orders Ezra Levant to pay $25,000: Charged with defaming human rights lawyer
By Joseph Brean
November 17, 2010
University of Waterloo apologizes to Christie Blatchford: “freedom to speak and to learn is fundamental”
Posted by voiceofcanada
UPDATED 1230 Nov 17/10 — The University of Waterloo has issued a strongly worded apology to Helpless author Christie Blatchford after a small group of students were able to intimidate the university into cancelling her Nov 12/10 appearance at the Humanities Theatre:
The Chronicle-Herald – November 16, 2010
Where’s the respect for free speech at universities?
By Paul Schneidereit
I don’t know which is sadder: intolerant young people, including students, for shutting down speeches they don’t agree with, or universities for letting misguided activists get away with acting like fascists. As could easily have been predicted, the more these groups of self-righteous thought police get what they want without significant repercussions, the more their censorial efforts will target even people not seen as especially “controversial” by most folks.
Toronto Sun – November 12, 2010
Freedom under attack in the name of human rights: group
By Brian Lilley
OTTAWA – A new lobby group says it wants to warn Canadians that their fundamental freedoms – such as freedom of expression, belief, thought and religion – are being threatened by the groups sworn to uphold them. The campaign, from a group called Stand Up For Freedom Canada, claims human rights commissions and tribunals at the federal and provincial level are a threat to Charter-protected rights for all Canadians.
Stand Up for Freedom Canada – November 9, 2010
For Immediate Release
New Campaign Challenges the Assault on Freedom by Canada’s Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals
(Vancouver) November 9, 2010: As Canada prepares to remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice for our freedom, a grassroots campaign has been launched today to protect this freedom from an unlikely source; our country’s human rights commission and tribunals.
National Post – November 3, 2010
A golden opportunity to kill human-rights censorship
By Karen Selick