I’ll get to our regularly-scheduled updates in short ( enough ) order, but first I’d like to talk about all the people who’ve been talking about Stephen Boissoin’s appeal before the Court of Queen’s Bench Alberta, which was held yesterday and today:
The Montreal Gazette – Alberta pastor who condemned gays takes on human rights tribunal
Freedom Through Truth – First Words From Boissoin Appeal Case
Alliance Defense Fund – Canada: Rev. Stephen Boisson in court today challenging “hate speech” conviction
Anglican Mainstream – Canada: Rev. Stephen Boissoin In Court Today Challenging “Hate Speech” Conviction
The Calgary Herald – Former pastor appeals sanctions for letter attacking gays
EChurchWebsites.org.uk – Last year Alberta pastor Stephen Boissoin was ordered by the Alberta Human Rights Commission to desist from expressing his views on homosexuality in any sort of public forum, and to pay complainant and homosexual activist Dr. Darren Lund $7,000 in damages
The National Post – Pastor who condemned gays takes on rights tribunal
LifeSiteNews.com – Rev. Stephen Boissoin In Court Today Challenging “Hate Speech” Conviction
The Calgary Sun – Rights law targeted in gay letter case
The Freedomsite Blog – Stephen Boissoin challenges Human Rights Industry in Alberta
The Leg Speaks – Free Speech On Trial in Canada – sorry no pictures again.
The Black Kettle – The Persecution & Prayer Alert
Meanwhile, here’s Mark Steyn’s latest column for Macleans, where he writes It took a while but Section 13 is dead. Also noted by Scary Fundamentalist, Blazing Cat Fur, Jay Currie, Dr. Roy’s Thoughts, and Kalim Kassam for the Shotgun Blog, with a final word from Mark himself on his blog ( alright, and with an addendum from Kathy Shaidle ).
Finally, ‘see Ezra Levant’s Shakedown for more’ ( scroll down ).