It appears the atheist ads which were declined by several transit systems around the country are now the focus of a freedom of speech issue. So says an article in the CH.
With a small group of people whose mouths were taped shut behind him, Jason Trottier stood outside Halifax city hall and blasted the public transit service for refusing to allow an ad that declares, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
“It’s a free speech issue at this point,” said Mr. Trottier, who says the Freethought Association of Canada hasn’t ruled out court action to get its ads on buses in Halifax Regional Municipality.
We applaud these activists for standing up for free speech, the liberty to offend. Ezra Levant, who was hauled up before a kangaroo court for printing material some readers found offensive would applaud them. Mark Steyn and Pastor Stephen Boisson would applaud them. We expect the pro-life groups that have been silenced at several Canadian universities would applaud them. We think that Israeli professors and Universities who are threatened with boycotts would applaud them.
Why do we think, then, that somehow the Freethought Association won’t stand up for the Levant’s, or Steyn’s or for Pro-Life speakers . Just our guess.
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