“Father To A Human Rights Complaint. Husband To A Bitchin’ Grudge. And I Will Have My Vengeance.”

Calgary Herald – Almost eight years after a controversial letter to the editor appeared in a central Alberta newspaper, the legal battle over whether a former pastor’s comments against homosexuals violate Alberta’s hate laws continues.

In December [2009], the Court of Queen’s Bench ruled that Stephen Boissoin’s letter to editor [2002] against the manner homosexuality is being taught in school was “jarring, offensive, bewildering, puerile, nonsensical and insulting,” but not hateful…

University of Calgary professor Darren Lund launched the original complaint against Boissoin.

On March 26 [2010], Lund filed an appeal based on what he views as Justice Wilson’s “problematic” ruling, which factors in the intention of an individual writing hateful comments while human rights law focuses on the effect of such a publication.


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