Stephen Boissoin is a pastor in Red Deer Alberta, and back in 2002 wrote a letter to the Red Deer Advocate, wherein he made comments about homosexuals and “homosexuality’s wicked agenda.” As a result of this letter, a local busybody filed a “hate” complaint against Mr. Boissoin with the Alberta “Human Rights” Commission. After a lengthy hearing in 2007, a human rights Tribunal found Mr. Boissoin promoted hate, and ordered him to pay $7,000 in “damages” and ordered him to apologize.
Thankfully, Mr. Boissoin appealed this ridiculous decision by the Human rights censors.
On September 16th and 17th, the appeal is being held at the Alberta Court of Queens Bench.
Let hope Mr. Boissoin can scrap the censorious Alberta law and ring the bell for Freedom in Alberta, just like Marc Lemire was able to by defeating the out of control Canadian Human Rights Commission.
If you would like to assist Mr. Boissoin in his legal challenge, PayPal donations can be made at: http://www.stephenboissoin.com
More information on the legal challenge to Alberta’s censorship law:
- Legal Brief against Alberta Censorship
- Stephen Boissoin’s website
- National Post: Pastor who condemned gays takes on rights tribunal
- The letter that caused it all: Homosexual Agenda Wicked- Red Deer Advocate June 17, 2002
- CBC News: Anti-gay letter is free speech, lawyer argues
- Calgary Herald: Former pastor appeals sanctions for letter attacking gays
- iNews880: Free speech vs. hate speech debated in appeal of Alberta human rights ruling
- Google News articles on Stephen Boissoin