You may recall the stories about the bizarre “gay zombies” who crashed Pride Toronto this year, handing out anti-gay pamphlets disguised as condoms.
Now this bizarre group of anti-gay activists are being sued to the tune of $104 million for disseminating “hate speech”.
The group are being sued for their actions at the gay pride parade, where they handed out leaflets containing misinformation about the hazards of gay sex as well as graphic images of an STDs and an AIDS death.
The lawsuit is being executed by Ontario’s former deputy premier, George Smitherman, and local bar owner Christopher Hudspeth.
Hudspeth spoke to the Canadian news channel CP24, saying: “As a longtime gay activist, I am outraged that a notorious homophobe infiltrated our Pride parade in order to spread his lies and distribute his pamphlets. Pride needs to be a safe place for everyone. We put up with enough homophobic messaging every day. We deserve a homophobic-free zone at our Pride parade.”
The group, which was under the fake name Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association, was orchestrated by William Whatcott and his associates, who are far from new at this sort of thing.
You may remember him from back in 2011, when he organised a Heterosexual Pride Day, and also handed out homophobic leaflets disguised as condoms at Vancouver Pride in 2014.
Whatcott discussed his actions in an interview with LifeSite, where he claimed he crashed Prides as a way of effectively distributing his message.
He said: “If you try to give out a Gospel pamphlet, they swear at you and throw slushies on your forehead. But, give them some wackadoddle [sic] thing that looks like a condom, and they really can’t grab it fast enough. I had 3,000 out in 20 minutes.”
The lawsuit from Hudspeth and Smitherman is aiming to stop Whatcott from “further distribution of hate speech and from attempting to participate in any future pride parades anywhere in Canada.”