From http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/dec/09120706.html

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CALGARY, December 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gerald Chipeur, the lawyer who represented Pastor Stephen Boissoin, has said that the recent ruling in favor of Mr. Boissoin "will have a significant long term positive impact on religious freedom in Canada."

Pastor Boissoin was exonerated by a Court of Queen's Bench judge last week after being subjected to the proceedings of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal for over seven years. The Tribunal had found Boissoin guilty of "hate speech" for having written a letter to the editor of a local newspaper about the homosexualist agenda.

But Justice Earl C. Wilson last week ruled the letter Mr. Boissoin wrote to the editor of the Red Deer Advocate on June 17, 2002 on the subject of homosexual-rights curricula in the province's educational system was not a hate crime but legitimate expression allowed under freedom of speech.

"The decision of Justice Earl Wilson of the Court of Queen's Bench in Boissoin v Lund will have a significant long term positive impact on religious freedom in Canada," Gerald Chipeur wrote in a summary analysis of the judgment, forwarded to LifeSiteNews.com by Boissoin.

Chipeur states that the bar has been raised substantially on what may in the future be construed as a violation of the "hate" provisions of human rights laws. "The decision established a very high threshold for the conclusion that a publication is in violation of the 'hate' provisions of Alberta's human rights laws," he said.

Read the full piece at http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/dec/09120706.html

 

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