Letter: ‘Sacred texts’ can’t be hate speech
National Post – 2008.07.23
Re: “The Company Muslims Keep,” Jonathan Kay, July 22.
In the midst of the points communicated by Jonathan Kay is a comment on Canadian law that is in need of clarification. While the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission did find the passage from Leviticus to be hate speech, their decision was overturned by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada intervened in the case to attain the decision that “sacred texts” cannot in and of themselves be considered hate speech. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied, making this decision the law of the land.
Don Hutchinson, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Markham, Ont.