from Political News
The legal battle has pitted Dr. Darren Lund of the University of Calgary and other gay activists against three web sites: concernedchristians.ca, freetospeak.ca and freedomradionetwork.ca.
Dr. Lund filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission against Concerned Christians of Canada for publishing a letter denouncing the homosexual agenda. In addition, Lund and associates attempted to have the three web sites shut down.
The Alberta Human Rights Commission dismissed the case against the three web sites, but Lund then filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. It is currently pending.
According to Craig Chandler, who runs the Freedom Radio Network, these complaints have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. He estimates that by the time the two cases are completed, it will have cost $250,000 in legal fees. According to Chandler, "The thing about a Human Rights Commission complaint is that it doesn't matter if it's right or wrong, you still have to foot the bill. If I want to get our money back, I have to take them to civil court."
Chandler disputes the notion that the materials on his website are anti-gay. "Sometimes the truth hurts... That's exactly our perspective on it. The gay and lesbian community, homosexual activists, they don't want anything but complete silence to any disagreement to their views on the issue.
"This is becoming the biggest battle in Canada's history for freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Freedom of the press is gone.
"Our freedoms are being taken away very quickly. This may end up with one or more another of us in jail, because I won't pay the fine. If that's what it takes, I'm willing to go behind bars."