American pro-family advocate Peter LaBarbera and his Canadian Christian host Bill Whatcott have reportedly been arrested in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is believed that biblical “hate speech” may be the charge. Full details unknown. Developing…
Peter LaBarbera, the controversial head of an American lobby group that has been labelled a hate group by the South Poverty Law Center, and Bill Whatcott, an abortion activist who has a history of legal troubles in Saskatchewan, were taken into custody by the Regina Police Service.
News Talk Radio’s Kevin Martel observed police officers tell the two to leave the school’s campus or risk being arrested; after some discussion the men refused to move and were arrested for trespassing.
LaBarbera and Whatcott were in Weyburn over the weekend to speak at a pro-life conference. They were at the school attempting to hand out anti-abortion and anti-gay pamphlets, flanked by large placards depicting aborted fetuses.
It isn’t the first time Whatcott has been in trouble with the law in Saskatchewan. Several human rights complaints were filed against him after he handed out anti-gay pamphlets more than a dozen years ago. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, which found Whatcott has violated the province’s Human Rights Code. He was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500.