Tag Archives: Saskatchewan

CANADA: Anti-Gay Crackpot Bill Whatcott Wins Defamation Suit Against CBC

A Saskatchewan judge has ordered Canada’s national broadcaster to pay $30K to infamous anti-gay crackpot Bill Whatcott over a report on his distribution of anti-gay flyers which included the lyrics to a song titled “Kill The Homosexuals.” In 2011 the CBC aired a national report on Bill Whatcott as he took his appeal of a Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission decision ...

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CANADA: Porno Pete Found Innocent

Via the CBC News: Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been found not guilty of mischief. In April, LaBarbera, a U.S. citizen with a group called Americans for Truth about Homosexuality and Whatcott, a longtime anti-gay crusader in Saskatchewan, got into trouble while distributing literature on the campus. A university official asked the two to leave. They refused, ...

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CANADA: Porno Pete Pickets Courthouse Before Trial On “Mischief” Charges

Porno Pete and Canadian crackpot Bill Whatcott yesterday picketed outside a Saskatchewan courthouse before they had their trial on “mischief” charges for their April stunt in which they demonstrated without a permit on the campus of the University of Regina in a protest against “homosexualism.” From the Leader-Post: At their trial today, court heard they were asked to leave the ...

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CANADA: Porno Pete Detained Again

Porno Pete was detained again yesterday when he returned to Canada for his Saskatchewan trial on “mischief” charges arising from his arrest there in April. (Photo above.) He writes: Customs agents detained this writer (AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera) and did an intense search of my phone, laptop and belongings–as I arrived at Calgary International Airport late last night on the ...

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CANADA: Funeral Home Cancels Porno Pete And Bill Whatcott’s Hate Meeting

Peter Labarbera is due back in Saskatchewan on October 30th to stand trial with former gay prostitute Bill Whatcott on the “mischief” charges that won them an overnight stay in the can earlier this year. And since there was no reason to waste a trip, he and Whatcott decided to hold an anti-gay conference while Labarbera’s in town. But tragically, ...

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CANADA: Porno Pete And Bill Whatcott Plead Not Guilty To Douchbaggery

From the Regina Leader-Post: Two anti-gay advocates entered not guilty pleas on Monday regarding an incident on the University of Regina campus in April. The not guilty pleas for mischief for Bill Whatcott and Peter LaBarbera were entered by Weyburn lawyer Michael Weger. The matter is scheduled to be back in Regina Provincial Court on June 23 to set a ...

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Hypocrisy Alert: Anti-Gay Crackpot Files Complaint After Business Refused Him

Canadian anti-gay activist Bill Whatcott, who was arrested last month with Porno Pete, says that he has filed a formal complaint against a computer repair store that Whatcott claims refused to serve him on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs. From his post on a Canadian wingnut forum: I will be working on some paper work tonight that I ...

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Porno Pete: My Time In A Canadian Jail

“I was taken to the Regina Police Headquarters with my hands cuffed behind my back. There, the police took everything on my person except my socks, jeans, underwear and a T-shirt. As they would treat a common criminal, they took my eye-glasses, my wedding ring, my watch, etc.– apparently part of standard procedure to prevent inmates from harming themselves. It ...

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Porno Pete Is Out Of Jail

Peter LaBarbera was apparently released from Canadian jail late this afternoon. An American anti-gay and pro-life activist has decided to voluntarily cut his visit to Saskatchewan short following another run-in with the Canadian Border Services Agency. Peter LaBarbera was questioned by CBSA Tuesday morning in relation to his arrest at the University of Regina on Monday. The Regina Police Service ...

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Porno Pete Is Still In Jail

When activists stage their own arrests they are typically released later the same day or the next morning after being given desk appearance tickets or assigned court dates. Not so for Peter Labarbera, who is still in jail according to Canadian anti-gay crackpot Bill Whatcott, who was arrested with LaBarbera yesterday. Early this morning Whatcott posted a message to the ...

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Porno Pete Was Arrested After Violating Denial Of Permission To Set Up A Table

More on Peter LaBarbera’s staged arrest in Canada: Before their arrival, the university issued a news release saying the pair would be monitored to ensure they did not engage in any activity that would promote hatred. At one point, with news cameras rolling, an unidentified university official approached Whatcott, 46, and LaBarbera, 51, and asked them to leave. During that ...

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Porno Pete Arrested At Canadian College After Refusing To Leave The Campus

Canadian radio station CJME has the story: An American anti-gay activist and a Canadian abortion activist have been arrested at the University of Regina. Peter LaBarbera, the controversial head of an American lobby group that has been labelled a hate group by the South Poverty Law Center, and Bill Whatcott, an abortion activist who has a history of legal troubles ...

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Canadian TV Reports On Porno Pete Flap

As I reported yesterday, hate group crackpot Peter LaBarbera was briefly denied entry into Canada on Thursday night, but was later allowed to stay in the country after he appealed to border authorities.  Canadian TV reports that LaBarbera exulted in the decision by waving his passport and calling local critics “homo-Marxists.” CBC News Saskatchewan reports: LaBarbera’s planned visit sparked an ...

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Porno Pete: Canada Is Letting Me Stay

UPDATE: LaBarbera wasted no time in hitting the hate circuit with his tale of martyrdom. This interview with Bryan Fischer was apparently made just before Canada decided to let him stay.

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Peter LaBarbera Claims Canada Denied Him Entry For Hate Propaganda Violations

Peter LaBarbara claims that he was detained entry into Canada at the Saskatchewan airport late last night for violations of provincial “hate propaganda” laws. LaBarbera says that he was released into the custody of notorious Canadian crackpot Bill Whatcott while his appeal is being processed. Matt Barber’s site has rushed out a frenzied post: In a serious violation of freedom ...

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CANADA: Appeals Court Rules Against “Religious Objection” On Gay Weddings

Saskatchewan’s provincial Court of Appeals has ruled that it is unconstitutional to allow marriage commissioners to opt-out of performing same-sex weddings due to religious objections. In its decision, the Court noted that marriage commissioners are “the only option” for Canadians who wish to marry in a non-religious ceremony. The Appeal Court said that accommodating commissioners’ religious convictions does not justify ...

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Pride Donation Rocks Canada’s Feds

Canada’s parliament is up in arms because of a CN $400K donation to Pride Toronto made from a fund designed to boost tourism. Members of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party (again!) are driving a call to discipline the MP who posed with drag queens in a check presentation ceremony. Toronto’s Pride Week may have seen its last cheque from Prime Minister ...

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Saskatchewan Seeks Marriage Exemption

Saskatchewan’s provincial government wants to allow its officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they object on religious grounds. The province’s Saskatchewan Party government is seeking a legal opinion on whether its proposed legislation is in compliance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. Provincial Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan ...

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