According to Christianity Today, Toronto police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a Christian who handed out flyers at the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade warning of the spiritual and biological dangers of sodomy.
Bill Whatcott announced on the Free North America portal he intends to turn himself into the Calgary police on Friday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Toronto 51 Division is charging Whatcott with ‘inciting hatred under Section 391 of Canada’s Criminal Code.’
Whatcott says, “The ‘crime’? My ministry bringing the Gospel and the truth about homosexuality to Toronto’s homosexual pride parade in 2016.”
Constable Caroline de Kloet, media relations officer for Toronto Police Service, said the charges arose from a two-year investigation into a complaint the police received in 2016, but that police don’t give out “victim information.”
Whatcott handed out a two-page pamphlet featured graphic images of anal warts, a mottled corpse described as an “AIDS fatality,” and one of “genital warts in the mouth,” beside a headshot of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It excoriated the “homosexual activism” of Trudeau, former Liberal defence minister Bill Graham, and now-outgoing Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and blasted Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum and its connection to the former deputy minister of education Ben Levin, convicted in 2015 of three child pornography charges.
“Canada has embarked on a destructive journey toward sexual anarchy and homosexual inspired oppression,” the pamphlet declared.
“The clear evidence contained in this package shows Canada’s new sexual ethic is contrary to natural law and no good will come of it.”
[In my mind, Christians who are as aggressive as Whatcott, do not help the case for the Gospel and can risk bringing the church into greater persecution. However, what he says is true and most of the church is guilty of saying WAY too little about this matter. ]
$104 million class action
A month after 2016 Toronto Pride Parade, activist lawyer Douglas Elliott launched a $104 million class action suit against Whatcott and the five unnamed “zombies,” and anyone who aided and abetted them.
“We are going to go after everyone who helped him,” Elliott said at a press conference. “Every person, every church, every non-profit organization, everyone who helped this wicked man promote his hatred is going to be held accountable.”
That was echoed by the suit’s two named plaintiffs — former Liberal MPP and openly homosexual George Smitherman, and homosexual bar owner Christopher Hudspeth.
Hudspeth said the lawsuit would “smoke out” all those who helped Whatcott, and Smitherman said he was “pleased” to “do all we can to stamp this hateful individual out.”
The lawsuit claimed Whatcott’s actions defamed and caused pain to some 9,000 recipients of the leaflets, 500,000 estimated watchers of the parade, and a subclass of individuals publicly identified as Liberals.
Justice Paul Perell ruled in March 2017 that Elliott could not claim defamation of an entire group, such as the Pride Parade participants or the “LGTBTQ2SI Community,” but only of individuals.
But he also issued an order that Whatcott discloses the names his fellow half “gay zombies” as well as those of “unidentified financial backers” who funded the group’s expenses.
The judge ruled knowing these identities was necessary for the homosexual advocates if they decide to go ahead with further legal action.
Canadians should be alarmed at the state’s prosecution of Whatcott for “distributing gospel pamphlets,” says Calgary-based Pastor Art Pawlowski, founder of Street Church, and a friend of Whatcott.
“We’re turning Canada into a Nazi state, into a communist state, where if you voice your politically incorrect views, you will be attacked by the forces of the government,” said Pawlowski.
[I am put in mind of Matthew 10:16 which says “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” We should be the sheep, not the wolves, and we should be wise and harmless. Above reproach. Or 2 Corinthians 6:3 which says “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.” I can not help but wonder if Whatcott is giving unnecessary offence, and thereby hindering the ministry.
Having said that, I am reminded of the lady who said to Billy Graham, “I do not like the way you share the Gospel,” when asked how she shared the gospel she admitted that she did not share the gospel. Mr Graham replied something like, I prefer the way I do evangelism, to the way you don’t.
I can not really complain about Whatcott actions, while I am not at any pride marches reaching out with the Gospel.]