Fw: Hate Literature
- One wonders when a believer in another country knows more of what is
happening in your own.
Dr.Lee passed this to me from down under.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr Francis Nigel Lee"
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 11:51 AM
Subject: Fw: Hate Literature
> > CANADIAN COURT AGREES THAT BIBLE IS HATE LITERATURE
> > REGINA, Saskatchewan, Feb 11, 03 (LSN.ca/CWNews.com) - In a ruling
> > given virtually no media coverage, the Court of Queen's Bench in
> > Saskatchewan, ruled that a man who placed references to Bible verses on
> > homosexuality into a newspaper ad was guilty of inciting hatred. The
> > December 11, 2002 decision was in response to an appeal of a 2001
> > Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (HRC) ruling which ordered both
> > the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper and Hugh Owens of Regina to pay
> > CAN$1,500 to three homosexual activists for publishing an ad in the
> > Saskatoon newspaper quoting Bible verses regarding homosexuality.
> > The purpose of the ad was to indicate that the Bible says no to
> > homosexual behavior. The advertisement displayed references to four
> > Bible passages: Romans 1, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, and 1
> > Corinthians 6:9-10, on the left side. An equal sign (=) was situated in
> > the middle, with a symbol on the right side. The symbol was comprised
> > of two males holding hands with the universal symbol of a red circle
> > with a diagonal bar superimposed over top.
> > Justice J. Barclay rejected the appeal ruling: "In my view, the Board
> > was correct in concluding that the advertisement can objectively be
> > seen as exposing homosexuals to hatred or ridicule. When the use of the
> > circle and slash is combined with the passages of the Bible, it exposes
> > homosexuals to detestation, vilification and disgrace. In other words,
> > the Biblical passage which suggests that if a man lies with a man they
> > must be put to death exposes homosexuals to hatred."
> > Janet Epp Buckingham, Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of
> > Canada, told LifeSite: "The ruling that a verse from the Bible can be
> > considered to expose homosexuals to hatred shows the danger for
> > Scripture if Bill C-250 passes." Bill C-250, proposed by homosexual
> > activist MP Svend Robinson, would see "sexual orientation" added to
> > hate crime law as a prohibited ground of discrimination.
> > END
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