(YouTube/Mass Resistance)

A Canadian bus driver is facing charges for an alleged hate crime committed during a gay pride event in Toronto. Bill Whatcott is being charged with "Willful Promotion of Hatred against the LGBT community." The basis for this charge stems from a 2016 incident during which Whatcott was caught distributing "safe sex" pamphlets at a gay pride parade.

The pamphlets asserted that homosexuality has strong associations with sexually transmitted diseases. The literature also noted that Toronto's former deputy education minister, who pleaded guilty to making and distributing child pornography in 2015, was involved in designing Ontario's "perverted sex education curriculum." The pamphlets also suggested that homosexual acts would lead to "eternal peril" but repentance will bring "the free gift of eternal life."

As The Federalist's Jeremiah Keenan points out, the pamphlets did not contain any hate speech against homosexuals, though they did include graphic photos of medical conditions.

Click here to read the rest of this story from our content partners at Faithwire.

The news of the day doesn't have to leave you feeling hopeless and angry. Sign up for the Faithwire Newsletter for encouraging stories delivered right to your inbox.

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Subscribe to Charisma and join a family of believers that enjoy God's presence and operate in the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit. Live your life in the Spirit!

Woman of God, you are anointed. Step into your destiny and live a life of boldness, power and strength. Get the Anointing Bundle plus 2 Free Gifts. Learn More.

Learn to hear God speak, encounter the Holy Spirit, and soak in His presence. Order the Holy Spirit Series for you and get a FREE set for a friend. View Special Offer.

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Use Desktop Layout
Charisma Magazine — Empowering believers for life in the Spirit