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Matt Barber: I'm Wanted For Hate Crimes

Yesterday I reported that a human rights complaint has been filed against a Newfoundland magazine for publishing a vicious two-page anti-gay screed by Matt Barber. Last night Barber went full-on crazy martyr on Twitter, sending out no fewer than 40 links to the same World Net Daily column in which he claims to be personally sought by Canadian authorities on hate crime charges.
You could’ve timed their response to a stopwatch. Want to see a collectivist conniption? Drop an unvarnished truth bomb in the middle of Canada, most of Europe or blue-state USA and sit back for the mouth-frothing. It’s quite a show. The bright light of salty truth both blinds and burns those given over to reprobation. CBC News, the “largest news broadcaster in Canada,” reported on both my column and the ensuing response: “Members of a Newfoundland and Labrador Pride group were so outraged about a two-page anti-gay [read: Christian] letter to the editor published by an entertainment magazine in the province, they filed a human rights complaint.” The Telegram, another mainstream Canadian publication, further reported that both my column and the fact that the Newfoundland Herald published it each constitute “a hate crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.” (Ahh … don’t you love the smell of tyranny in the morning? Come and get me, you homofascist Canucks.)
The complaint, as noted above, was filed against the Newfoundland Herald, not Matt Barber. But that whopping lie wasn't enough, as you see above in Barber's claim about the Telegram. Actually, that paper quoted the complainant and did not themselves declare that Barber's words were hate speech.
Western Pride NL has filed a complaint with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary alleging that The Newfoundland Herald has propagated hate against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and/or questioning) community by publishing an article that speaks of the "evil homosexuals." They say the publication of the blog article "The Coming Christian Revolt," from the fundamentalist Christian blog site Barbwire is a hate crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.
There really is nothing they won't lie about in order to advance their anti-gay agenda.

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