Good for the Postal Workers.
I think it is disgusting that Canadian Post has accepted the job.
Again this is one of these issues that require clearer laws that spell out that hate mail will not be tolerate.
I think it is okay if this church wants to believe these beliefs, and keep it in their church, but to distribute flyers to all homes is invasive.
And that is completely wrong.
Canadian Post should take a stand and refuse the work, it might end up in court, but that is infinately better than to be left to individuals who have families to support.
I believe anti-gay mail is hate mail. Would everyone be okay if they were to deliver anit-jewish mail? Of course not, because it's hate mail. I'm not gay, but I don’t want anti-anything delivered to me.
This is a freedom of speech issue rather a religious one. Bible Thumpers are stating how they feel, which they are allowed to do. If you are so offended by the possibility of recieving something in the mail which doesn't mesh with your beliefs, I suggest you build your self a underwater fort and deprive your self of oxygen.
I think the Gay Rights Activists ---there is such a group isn't there, l am not gay so l don't know---should take it up as a constitutional argument. l bet they would win.
I appreciated hearing the comment about the anti-jewish hate mail not being allowed, l know this isn't a racial slurr, but it is significant in that Canada has made a big deal about it's equal rights to gays, and the marriages etc.
For this reason alone, the Gay Community can see a court injunction and win a precident setting case that will elimate such garbage coming to our doors.
If l get this mail l am going to complain to my MP about hate mail and l might write to the newspaper.
If we tolerate hate, and discrimination, that is what our country will fill up will. If we just roll over and do nothing then we are as guilty of hate as those who send it.
What are you saying Coldpee, that you think hate mongers should have liberties that allow them to discriminate???
I believe that is against our human rights and freedoms, we have laws to protect ohters from slander and defimation of character, as well as laws against discrimination based on gender, race etc.
Do you think that hate mongers that our imposing their views on us have more rights than those that they are targeting.
Instead of just rudely replying in such a derogory manner, why don't you contribute with some clarity.
It's a slippery slop. If you allow it, you have to allow it all. We shouldn't say that it's okay to print anti-gay mail but not anti-anything else. I dont want to get that kind of mail, but i throw it out. No skin off my back. But some people are dumb enough to believe it. Thats why we should have laws against hate mail.
Anyway, if we allow one kind of hate mail, we have to allow it all. It's all or none.
Free speach is a great gift we have. Other people in the world would be so lucky. But, I don't think you have the right to use your free speach to send your opinion out to an anonymous bunch of people unsolicited. You want to voice your opinion, start a newsletter or something. It's too bad we couldn't have spam filters for regular postage mail.