“Canada has moved beyond prohibitions of speech. ‘Compelled speech’ has now become law regarding ‘gender identity or expression,’ adding ‘transgender’ protections to Federal law in 2017 and British Columbia law in 2016. Pronouns and new names chosen by a transperson [generally a male turned female] must be used, or one might face discrimination charges for ‘misgendering’ and ‘deadnaming.’” Amy Contrada
Amy Contrada, AmericanThinker, January 14, 2019
In the past year, I witnessed two frightening assaults on free speech by a kangaroo “justice” system. This wasn’t in some banana republic, North Korea, or China; it was in Canada. These were gut-wrenching experiences for me.
These stories from Canada are potent warnings to the U.S.
If Congress and more states pass anti-discrimination “equality” laws giving special protection to LGBTQ identities, “hate speech” prosecutions and compelled speech will surely follow.
There can be no doubt of that, given the LGBT-driven lawsuits we have already seen against florists, bakers, and wedding photographers. The Civil Rights Commission of Colorado has tried to compel speech from Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. We’re seeing numerous battles over bathroom use and forced use of silly pronouns in our media, colleges, and public schools. The EEOC already interprets Title VII (employment) to protect employees from “sexual orientation” discrimination.
So, we’re already on that totalitarian road; Canada is just farther along.
An Enemy of the Canadian State
The victim of Canada’s repressive “injustice” system is Bill Whatcott, a pro-family born-again Christian activist. He is about to have his life ruined by the courts in Canada (with fines, possible jail time, ruined employment prospects, social ostracism). But he will not bend to tyranny and is standing for free speech. Continue reading