On April 20th, 2011 Guy Earl was found guilty of “hurting the feelings” of lesbian Lorna Pardy, who had the audacity to claim she suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result. Pardy obviously has some pretty big balls, making such an absurd claim.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal showed just how ridiculous and out of touch with the real world they are when they made this ruling.
Thankfully Guy Earle has decided to appeal this asinine decision. I applaud him and his decision.
He’s filed his appeal with the BC Supreme Court, alleging the Tribunal’s moronic decision violated his Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression, as does its Human Rights Code.
As I wrote when the BC Human Rights Tribunal’s moronic decision was released,
Believe it or not people… gay, straight, or whatever… and contrary to the moronic ruling in Pardy v Earle (April 20, 2011 Decision — 107 pages), “being offended” is not a violation of your Human Rights.
That didn’t stop the [alleged] morons at the BC Human Rights Tribunal from manufacturing that right though, did it?
It’s fascinating that on the day that Geert Wilders is exonerated in The Netherlands that a comedian must fight for his right to free expression here in Canada.
Hopefully our real court system will comprehend that Canadians are protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and will both overturn this deicsion as well as rule that the BC Human Rights Tribunal itself is unconstitutional.