Boissoin ruling welcomed

Finally, justice prevails! After 10 years of needless injustice, Pastor Steve Boissoin of Red Deer finally wins his very expensive legal battle with the Alberta Human Rights Commission. This commission has proven to conduct its agenda illegally and unfairly.

Re: Advocate news story Oct. 19 entitled Court of Appeal upholds ruling on Boissoin letter.

Finally, justice prevails!

After 10 years of needless injustice, Pastor Steve Boissoin of Red Deer finally wins his very expensive legal battle with the Alberta Human Rights Commission. This commission has proven to conduct its agenda illegally and unfairly.

A former Lindsay Thurber teacher precipitated this whole mess. In his biased view, he considered Boissoin’s letter to the editor would cause people to attack homosexuals. So he argued that freedom of speech should be curtailed, and the biased human rights commission agreed with him.

It took 10 years for this wrong to be corrected, which is far too long when you consider that one of our basic freedoms is at stake.

However, some really good results can evolve from this fiasco:

• The Alberta Human Rights Commission is silenced, and hopefully will be disbanded.

• Teachers who believe in suppressing our freedoms should never again have opportunity to foul the minds of students.

• Boissoin, hopefully, will return to his calling, which is helping and counselling street kids in Red Deer.

• Canada’s newspapers can relax now, and in the interests of free speech, feel free to publish letters that may offend some people. Editors have been living in a state of paranoia for years. I trust they will now have the courage to loosen their restrictive policies.

• Newly-minted words such as homophobic, hate-speech, hate-mail, racist, etc., etc. will disappear through disuse.

• The University of Calgary will cease its paranoia and allow pro-life students freedom of expression. Remember, these autocrats threatened expulsion for these innocent students who were simply exercising a basic freedom.

• Christian churches, and other groups will now be free to express their convictions publicly on moral issues in our society.

• Freedom of expression will become alive and well in the media.

Jim Swan

Red Deer