Thursday, March 5, 2009

Popescu charged with promoting hate!

Wow! I just wrote about this issue this morning after being reminded of the case yesterday. And lo and behold, Sudbury Police have confirmed today that David Popescu has been charged under the country's hate laws.

So I guess 'sexual orientation' protections in the Criminal Code's hate propaganda laws aren't worthless, after all.

Although now I assume that Popescu will try to use the law's 'good faith" exclusions as a defence. We'll see how this unfolds.


Anonymous said...

Good faith, is that what they call it these days? The man is hardly worth any effort, but I'm glad to see this.

The Christianistas are going to go berserk over this, I can hear it all now, no free speech in Canada, people of faith are being repressed, the gays are taking over.

I should be such a drama queen.

penlan said...

What are the "good faith" exclusions? Don't know what that means.

Matt Guerin said...

The "good faith" exclusions were added to the Hate Propaganda sections of the Criminal Code when 'sexual orientation' was also added to appease religious fears they could be charged for preaching what they believe. It's worded as such: "if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text..."