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Anti-gay crusader Peter LaBarbara detained in Canada under ‘hate propaganda’ law

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Longtime anti-LGBT crusader and leader of the group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Peter LaBarbera was denied entry into Canada on Thursday.

According to BarbWire.com, the country blocked LaBarbera at the border under its “hate propaganda” law, which forbids the spread of misinformation and hate speech about protected groups, the type of defamatory speech that the Southern Poverty Law Center says is LaBarbera’s stock in trade.

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The group Intolerance Free Weyburn raised objections with the Canadian government over LaBarbera’s scheduled appearance at a Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association convention April 11 and 12. IFW’s Chris Brookes told the Canadian Broadcasting Company that LaBarbera has never tried to hide the anti-LGBT animus in his message.

“Read some of the things he’s been saying, whether it’s on his Facebook or his Twitter, or his own personal website, and you realize just how much hatred is behind his message,” said Brookes.

LaBarbera is set to deliver a talk on Saturday “about the interconnections between the pro-abortion and the gay agendas.”

Brookes began by contacting the anti-choice group hosting LaBarbera and asking it to rethink the decision to invite the activist — who is known as “Porno Pete” to pro-equality activists because of his reportedly massive trove of gay male pornography, kept for “research.” Brookes then circulated an online petition.

LaBarbera responded shrilly to the opposition, calling his critics “Canadian Homo-Marxists” who are conducting a “nefarious campaign to demonize” him and his organization.

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Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials detained LaBarbera at Regina International Airport in Saskatchewan late Thursday night and briefly detained before being released into the custody of Canadian anti-choice activist Bill Whatcott.

“I expected this would happen,” LaBarbera said to BarbWire.com, the stridently anti-LGBT website run by activist Matt Barber.

“Upon entry into Canadian Customs, all my belongings were searched, inc. my laptop + phone, to gather info for ‘Hate Propaganda’ evidence,” he announced via Twitter late Thursday night.

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The CBSA is set to review whether LaBarbera should be allowed to spread his message north of the U.S. border at noon on Friday.


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Chris Wallace shreds Ken Starr: Trump’s scandal ‘a much bigger issue than whether Bill Clinton lied about sex’

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Fox News host Chris Wallace argued that the deeds President Donald Trump is accused of are more serious to the country than President Bill Clinton's actions, who was impeached for lying about sex.

During a break in impeachment hearings on Monday, Wallace called out Ken Starr's "characterization of this process and what we heard today... he said that the presentation against the president is narrow, prosecutors look through the world through dirty windows, it's slanted."

"And you know, it just seems to me -- and Ken, I see you there on the screen so I'll be talking directly to you -- when you compare this to the Clinton impeachment, which was basically about whether the president had lied under oath about sex," Wallace continued. "I'm not talking about whether this story is true or not."

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Estranged Republican horrified her former party thinks Trump is better than Lincoln

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Estranged former Republican Ashley Pratte found herself aghast by a recent poll showing a majority of GOP voters now rate President Donald Trump more favorably than Abraham Lincoln.

Writing for NBC News, Pratte argued that Lincoln, widely considered by historians to be one of America's greatest presidents, was the polar opposite of Trump.

"Trump’s years in office have been full of nepotism, scandal, profiting from his position as president and now he is about to become the third-ever president to be impeached," she argued. "So how can those same Republicans now honestly believe that Trump has, in any way, been a good president, let alone one of the best?"

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‘Castor lies’: GOP counsel busted for peddling Ukraine falsehood in impeachment testimony

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Republican counsel Stephen Castor lied during his impeachment defense of President Donald Trump.

The GOP attorney testified that Ukrainian officials "did not learn (military aid) was paused until the pause was reported publicly in the U.S. media on Aug. 28," but Just Security editor-in-chief Ryan Goodman said that claim was false.

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Castor: Ukraine officials "did not learn it was paused until the pause was reported publicly in the US media on August 28"

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