OTTAWA, March 29, 2004 ( – Debate on homosexual hate crime Bill C-250 was adjourned Friday and the Senate was scheduled to resume sitting Monday at 8pm. has learned that Bill C-250 will be the first item on the agenda as the Senate debates tonight.  The legislation is likely to pass the Senate despite numerous warnings from all major religious groups in the country that the legislation threatens freedom of religion and freedom of speech pertaining to homosexuality.  As reported, the Canadian Conference of Bishops issued a second warning letter to Senators regarding the serious threat the legislation proposes to freedom of religion.  The CCCB proposed an amendment to “add a section that clearly exempts, from the hate propaganda provisions, the communicating of statements about the morality of sexual conduct.”  See related coverage:  Canadian Catholic Bishops Warn Homosexual Hate Crime Bill Could Silence Church   See all coverage of the legislation on


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