In the United States, you may be charged with a hate crime if you vandalize property or cause bodily harm or death to someone and authorities believe you were motivated by racism, sexism, or religious zeal.
In Canada, you can be charged with a hate crime for peacefully distributing pamphlets warning of the dangers of homosexual sex.
Let that sink in.
Life Site News reports:
Christian activist Bill Whatcott is out on bail and out of a job after turning himself in to Calgary police June 22 to face a criminal charge in Toronto of wilfully promoting hatred against “the gay community.”
Toronto Police Service issued a Canada-wide warrant for Whatcott in May for the indictable hate crime offence after a two-year investigation into complaints made against Whatcott in 2016.
Whatcott and several others marched in the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade dressed in skin-tight green bodysuits with face masks as members of the Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association.
They distributed 3,000 pamphlets on “Zombie Safe Sex” that included a flyer warning of the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual activity.
The pamphlet featured graphic images of anal warts, a corpse described as an “AIDS fatality,” and another image of “genital warts in the mouth” set next to a headshot of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
These charges are highly unusual, and not only seem to deliberately target Christians, but would set a terrifying president for anyone else who tries to do the same:
“If I get convicted of this, it’s going to be a very low bar of what anyone can say,” Whatcott told LifeSiteNews. “Because they’re going to use it, they’re going to use it as a precedent for what the next Christian can say.”
In addition to the civil and criminal charges brought against him, “Whatcott is also banned from distributing the pamphlet he and fellow ‘zombies’ handed out at the 2016 Pride Parade, entering Toronto’s ‘gay’ district, being within 500 meters of any Pride. He’s also been forbidden to leave Canada, and ordered to surrender his passport to authorities.”
The judge stopped just short of banning him from speaking or writing about homosexuality completely.
“I feel that I must have done something right,” Whatcott said. “My little zombie same-sex package simply had Gospel and medical information. For it to get under their skin like that you that you actually hit a nerve.”
Please keep Whatcott in your prayers! If you’d like to help more, you can make a donation to his family here.