The ruling by Canada's Supreme Court last week has, in effect, marked "open season on Christians" as Ezra Levant said.
In a statement that has practically received universal condemnation from both left and right, the Supreme Court Judge Rothstein wrote that “truthful statements can be presented in a manner that would meet the definition of hate speech, and not all truthful statements must be free from restriction.”- Life Site News, March 04, 2013
This case may not interest a lot of people; only a small minority of people actually pay attention to a story of a former homosexual giving out information about the consequences of the homosexual lifestyle.
The real danger is the precedent that is set. There is no court of higher appeal after a case reaches the Supreme Court. To whom can Bill Whatcott appeal now? His actions have not caused any hateful actions towards any individual; people may not like what he has written, but showing the physical effects of a promiscuous homosexual lifestyle is not hate speech, it is merely facts - distasteful facts.
Who will be next? If flyers like these are called "hate speech" by the judges of the Supreme Court, will anti-abortion protesters be next to be charged with hate speech?
As Michael Coren says so often on his show "if you don't like what I have to say, change the channel. That's all you have to do."
So throw those flyers in the trash if you don't like them. But Bill Whatcott has every right to print and distribute them. If he doesn't, then free speech in Canada has been overruled by seven unelected judges.