Freedom of Speech and Religion on Trial in Canada Or “Will Canada Arrest John Candy Next?”

Canada’s commitment to human rights has dwindled faster than imagined. A nation founded within the British Empire, whose leaders were Bible-believing Christians committed to a civilizing mission around the world, Canada has fallen so far from its Judeo-Christian roots and causes. The attacks on freedom of speech and religion are staggering, and American citizens—as well as freedom fighters around the world—need to pay attention. The homeland of John Candy, Kenneth Galbraith, Jordan Peterson, The McKenzie Brothers, Bonhomme, Francophone Americans, and Brian Mulroney has gone fascist.

This immoral rot began fifty years ago, and the fruit of this poisonous tree is flourishing now. Pierre Trudeau, the Liberal Canadian Prime Minister from the late 1960’s and 1970’s, ushered in a sleeper cell Communist movement into his country. While claiming to promote liberty for all as well as founding a sovereign nation outside within the British Commonwealth, Pierre Trudeau effectively set the political course for diminishing the rights of Canada’s citizens while expanding the control of the state.

The core scheme lies in the heart of Canada’s Charter on Human Rights, which contains this nettlesome clause at the outset:

  1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomsguarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

This one “reasonable limitation” clause has imposed unreasonable tyranny on anyone who speaks against homosexuality, Islam, or other hot topics. Reason has no reason when the fundamental values of a country are routinely scuttled, when the name of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Judeo-Christian, Anglo-Saxon culture are pushed aside in the name of tolerance, diversity, and multiculturalism.

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Canadian psychologist, professor, and world-wide celebrity intellect Jordan Peterson has sounded the alarm for Christians. “You need to fight for your rights. They are being undermined by the Canadian Government.” Indeed, and there is no better case for this subtle tyranny than the case of Bill Whatcott. A subject of untold controversy for simply telling the truth, Whatcott defends natural law and Biblical morality on the subjects of marriage, sexuality, life, and gender. A former criminal who got saved by God’s grace, he has served as a nurse, a bus driver, a small business owner in his own right—and he preaches the Gospel without fear or hesitation.

He’s a brilliant, humorous evangelist, having posed as the Calgary High Priest of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In Toronto in 2016, he joined with a group of fellow evangelists to form the Gay Zombie Cannabis Consumers Association. While grown men were marching naked—in front of children, mind you—in broad daylight, Whatcott and his fellow believers were sharing the Good News.

For his undercover activities to share God’s grace and salvation through Jesus Christ, Whatcott faces two criminal trials. In Toronto, the federal Government launched an outrageous criminal indictment this year, even though he had marched two years prior in the Toronto Gay Pride parade. He also faces an unjust trial before the British Columbia Human Rights (Actually Inhuman Wrongs) Tribunal. Why? For informing voters about a disorderly man named Ronan Oger who has run for office numerous times claiming to be a woman. He (yes, he) is dedicated to persecute Christians who refuse to embrace his delusions.

Since when did simply identifying someone’s proper sex turn into a crime?

Oh, and let’s not forget that he faces a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit (to the tune of $104 million, to be precise). Yes, big-time victicrat lawyer Doug Elliot is looking to cash in big on hurt feelings and LGBT snowflakes. Of course, the merciless criminal prosecutions, the excessive lawsuits, and the media-shaming is not just about Bill Whatcott. These egregious, extralegal acts are determined to silence any opposition to homosexuality, transgenderism, and the implicit dangers of the LGBT agenda in any country.

Since when has it been a crime to preach the Gospel? Since when have homosexuals and transgenders lost the capacity to take a joke? Americans should pay more attention to what their neighbors to the North are dealing with. High taxes, fees, onerous government regulations, institutionalized anti-Christian bigotry have become the norm. Only recently have Canada’s version of the Yellow Jackets, mirroring the public outraged of their French peers, started taking to the streets.

With that, allow me to inject some humor of my own into this tragic situation.

If Bill Whatcott is going to jail for dressing up as the Calgary High Priest of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, one has to ask why they haven’t gone after the comedians from SCTV? For those who don’t know, Canada had its own version of Saturday Night Live in the last 1970s and early 1980s. Such favorites like Dave Thomas, Catharine O’hara, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, and even the late, great John Candy played crazy skits on a make-believe TV station.

In a few skits, John Candy played the hilariously creepy Drag Queen “Divine”. In one of the featured skits Divine stars with sexually overheated host Dusty Towne (played by O’Hara) for a trashy Christmas special. They irreverently mocked the overweight drag performer in some of the best skits of the series. One has to wonder what Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal would have done to Candy and the rest of the SCTV cast if they tried performed another roast of men dressed as women performing bad songs in really bad dresses (and I’m not talking about the Human Rights Tribunals).

Of course, John Candy’s been dead for over two decades, but I don’t see why that would stop the Canadian government from launching some kind of prosecution. After all, the government has insisted that people can change their gender, and no one has a right to discriminate against men who pretend to be women, and vice versa. The liberal political class in the country has lost its sense of humor, too, since never-ending outrage is the order of the day.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Arthur Christopher Schaper is the Organization Director for MassResistance, the international pro-family group that makes a difference. A blogger, writer, and commentator on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal and life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance.
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