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?

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  • sejjo

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

  • Sweet Boy

    You do…..he’s you creation….

  • 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.

  • Stefano

    Open minded folks in Saskatchewan ? Where ? LOL

  • Harley

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

  • Boytoy

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

  • 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.


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

  • doug105

    @PARKAVMAN: And from land.

  • Stefano

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

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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