A 51-year-old Canadian man was arrested and charged with a “hate crime” two years after distributing “anti-gay” pamphlets at the Toronto Pride Parade.
The Toronto Police Service charged William Whatcott with, “willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community,” a Police statement said.
The pamphlets warned that homosexuality is associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV of the rectum, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirms is true, according to The Federalist.
The pamphlets were also said to contain negative comments about the Liberal party and left-wing politicians. A Christian message was also included, suggesting “eternal peril” for unrepentant support of homosexual acts, but “the free gift of eternal life” for those who repent and trust in Jesus.
According to reports, the pamphlets did not advocate hatred or violence towards homosexuals.
After turning himself in, Whatcott said Police made him go a full 24-hours without food. Whatcott also said he was denied medical treatment for a leg injury. “It was bad enough that I was brought to the hospital, but they simply refused to fill the prescriptions. So for four days I had no medication. The infection was actually going up my leg. I was a little concerned it was gonna go systemic.”
Last week Whatcott was released on bail after agreeing to remove the pamphlets from his website. He now faces up to two years in prison for the “indictable” offense and is expected back in Toronto court on July 23 for a forthcoming trial date, according to reports.
LGBTQ ideology is the new state religion, and blasphemy laws and heresy trials are as alive today as they’ve ever been. Only, we don’t call them “blasphemy laws” anymore, we call it “hate speech.”