Skeptic News: anti-gay protestor sues CBC

20120701-202612.jpgAn anti-gay pamphleteer who took hate speech accusations all the way to Canada’s top court is suing the CBC for libel.

Bill Whatcott, whom Canada’s top judges have yet to determine if he was promoting hatred through his pamphlets, has sued the Canadian Broadcasting Company for reporting on a pamphlet that declared “kill the homosexuals”.

Whatcott’s legal team claims the CBC misrepresented him when they panned to one of his pamphlets declaring “Kill the Homosexual” during the story – words Whatcott maintains were a spoof of a 2008 Alberta Human Rights Commission ruling tossing out a complaint about a death metal song urging listeners to “Kill the Christian”.

Whatcotts pamphlets used graphic language and Biblical scripture to brand gay sex as a “perversion” and an “abomination.”

The suit was filed on the 22nd of June.

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