Peter La Barbera is a hero not because he is anti-gay but because he is
willing to contend for freedom.
It is a disgrace that a country which claims to be “free and
democratic” as Canada does is stifling free speech using so-called “hate
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Controversial U.S. speaker Peter LaBarbera detained at Regina airport
Called anti-gay, LaBarbera was planning to speak at pro-life conference this weekend
CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:59 AM CT Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014 9:57 AM CT
Controversial speaker Peter LaBarbera was scheduled to appear at the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association’s provincial convention this weekend. (Americans For Truth About Homosexuality)
A controversial U.S. speaker who had planned to speak at a pro-life conference in Weyburn this weekend says border officials at the Regina airport have denied him entry to Canada.
Peter LaBarbera said he wanted to give a speech critical of “homosexual activism” but on his Twitter feed and blog Friday he said he was stopped at the airport and told he would be barred for violating Canada’s “hate propaganda” law.
“The Orwellian experience at Customs dragged on for more than three hours as a formal document was issued outlining my denial of entry under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (citing the Hate Propaganda code),” LaBarbera said on his website.
He said customs officials questioned him about the purpose of his scheduled presentation at the Saskatchewan Pro Life Association conference on Saturday.
They went through his luggage, which LaBarbera said contained numerous books and literature “related to homosexuality (pro and con).”
He said a preliminary decision was made to deny his entry into Canada on the basis that his planned speech in Weyburn violated the country’s “hate propaganda” law.
LaBarbera said after being detained, he was released at 1 a.m. He planned to return later in the day to appeal the decision.
LaBarbera’s planned visit sparked an outcry around Saskatchewan earlier this month. Some say his anti-gay views constitute hate speech.
A protest had been planned in Weyburn for today.
LaBarbera, president of a group called Americans For Truth, responded by calling his critics “Canadian Homo-Marxists”
According to the group’s website, Americans for Truth’s mission is to oppose “the radical homosexual agenda” and “stand for God-ordained sexuality.”