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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Probably (Canada's) most ignored serious criminal" is a 67 year old grandmother.

The National Post has published what could possibly be a provocative article, cited here in brief.
I’ve written about people convicted of gun offences, serious drug offences, sex assault, drunk driving, child abuse and manslaughter who have done significantly less time.
(Linda) Gibbons’ crime is worse.
She’s a veteran pro-life protester outside Toronto abortion clinics. She’s on the wrong side (the pro-life side) of the wrong issue (abortion) and yet she persists in trying to make her voice heard.
Read the full article by Christie Blatchford: click on the following link:
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/christie-blatchford-this-protester-has-served-10-years-and-seven-months-in-jail-and-no-one-cares
Blatchford's article concludes:
How is it that (Gibbons) can be so harshly punished simply for exercising freedom of expression?
Oh yes, because in this country, when people disapprove of what you say, they will criminalize the speech. It’s not quite Voltaire, is it?
UPDATE 3/9/15: photos and story at Witness for Church And Pope: CLICK HERE

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