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Peter LaBarbera Temporarily Stopped From Entering Canada Because Of Its Hate Speech Laws

peter labarberaPeter LaBarbera, who heads Americans for Truth About Homosexuality,was headed to Canada to give a speech when he ran into a roadblock: the country’s “hate propaganda” law, which prohibits hate speech. There’s ample reason to characterize LaBarbera’s schtick as hateful, since LaBarbera makes a living “pumping out demonizing propaganda,” in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center. But LaBarbera met with an official response from Canadian border officials when he got off his plane Thursday. (How he got through TSA in the U.S. is another question, given his paranoia about gay agents.)

“Upon entry into Canadian Customs, all my belongings were searched, inc. my laptop + phone, to gather info for ‘Hate Propaganda’ evidence,” LaBarbera tweeted. LaBarbera says customs officials quizzed him about the AFTAH website, which declares, among other things, that marriage equality is a “platform to corrupt children.”

LaBarbera was headed to Saskatchewan to speak to an anti-abortion group. In advance of his appearance, a group formed to protest it. LaBarbera responded to the group’s criticism with the measured rhetoric we’ve come to expect of him, calling his detractors “Canadian Homo-Marxists.”

In the end, customs officials decided to allow LaBarbera to enter the country to give his speech. The only question we have: do we have to take him back?

By:          John Gallagher
On:           Apr 11, 2014
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    • sejjo

      Well, you can’t keep a bad man down.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sweet Boy

      You do…..he’s you creation….

      Apr 12, 2014 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hudson

      hell yes! take him back. saskatchewan has more than enough of these creeps, they’re just not as famous. luckily, it has lots of surprisingly open minded folks as well.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefano

      Open minded folks in Saskatchewan ? Where ? LOL

      Apr 12, 2014 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      And all the victim hood rhetoric has already started in the blogosphere over this incident.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Boytoy

      They should have sent his sickening ass back across the border.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hudson

      @Stefano: LOL they’re there. I grew up there an every time I go home I’m pleasantly surprised. I didn’t grow up in a city, rather on a farm in the middle of the province.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Why don’t they deport him north of the arctic circle.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105

      @PARKAVMAN: And from land.

      Apr 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefano

      @hudson : really ? For me, people from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta are on the extreme right.

      Apr 13, 2014 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hudson

      @Stefano: extreme right politically, doesn’t necessarily equate to being socially conservative. i live in vancouver, and outside the city, its pretty conservative- socially and politically. just curious, where do you live?

      Apr 13, 2014 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drivendervish

      I don’t get it? Canada has laws against hate speech propaganda and that is exactly what Peter Labarbera was going to Canada to do, so why was he allowed to continue into Canada. This was a perfect opportunity for this guy to realize that his type of hateful rhetoric is so moronic that an entire nation has come together to say, We don’t want it here!

      Apr 14, 2014 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dre23222

      Well look at him. He is this way because no man or woman in their right mind would want a ugly, losing hair monster. He is hideous.

      Apr 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin

      @dre23222: Since I myself engage from time to time in argumentum ad hominem, I cannot by snarky about your own, especially since I agree with you. He has an insane look in his eyes. If I were a straight man, I would keep well away from this preachy-perv, and I would not leave a child alone with him for a nanosecond.

      Apr 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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