SASKATOON, SK, Jan 25 (LifeSiteNews) – Last August LifeSite reported that the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (HRC) had agreed to hear a case brought by homosexual activists against a newspaper that published an ad quoting the Bible on homosexuality. The Saskatoon StarPhoenix printed a paid advertisement from Hugh Owens on June 30, 1997 depicting two stick-figure men holding hands, superimposed with a red circle and slash, and quoting several Bible verses regarding homosexuality.

Ian Hunter, a professor emeritus in the faculty of law at the University of Western Ontario,  wrote in the National Post last week that the case was underway with “expert” witnesses testifying that it is discrimination to prohibit homosexuals from practising their sexuality,  while allowing heterosexuals to practise theirs; that the Bible does not mean what it appears to say – rather, it meant only to condemn paedophilia; and that Roman Catholic and Jewish interpretations are “extreme” and fundamentalist interpretations are “satanic.” One dissenter, a Jewish rabbi, noted however the Bible’s unequivocal condemnation of homosexual “sex”.

“If Mr. Owens cannot express his opinions through a paid ad in the StarPhoenix, can he express them from a street corner soapbox? From the pulpit of a church? Should he get himself elected, in the House of Commons? Do we have the right to express anti-consensus views anywhere in Canada?,” asks professor Hunter. The human rights tribunal to decide on these fundamental issues is made up of one person, a young lawyer by the name of Valerie Watson.

For more see the National Post.

See LifeSite’s August coverage.