(EDGE) Usually this kind of intolerance is reserved for America's Deep South.
While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was making history last weekend in Toronto as the country's first head of state to march in a gay pride parade, a group of Christian activists were on the same route spreading their message of intolerance.
Christian "news" source LifeSite News reports that during Toronto's Gay Pride Parade, a group of Christian activists dressed head-to-toe in green unitards, marched in the parade handing out what onlookers thought were safe sex packages with condoms. In reality, revelers were receiving info packets with anti-LGBT literature warning about the the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices.
In reality, the one page leaflet featured slams against pro-gay Canadian politicians on one side, and graphic photos of genital warts and a patient with advanced HIV on the other.
The group paid the $100 parade registration fee under the guise of "Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumer Association," and was organized by noted anti-gay activist Bill Whatcott.
Whatcott, a "street preacher" with an an exclusively anti-LGBT message made headlines in 2014 after being arrested with Peter LaBarbera of the Americans for Truth About Homosexuality at the University of Regina.
"Here is my Elite Top Secret Special Forces Crack Christian Commando Anti-Sodomite Counter Intellegence Unit leaving the Sherbourne Subway Station disguised as the "Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association" to infiltrate and strike the dark forces of the Toronto Homosexual Shame parade and bring about a glorious victory for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by delivering 3,000 "Zombie Safe Sex" packages to the parade goers," Whatcott wrote on his blog Monday.
"Our delivery was a bit creative," said Whatcott to LifeSiteNews of his Zombie stunt at Toronto's Gay Pride, "but, we wanted to give people this message because it is truthful."
Whatcott told LifeSite that as a "street preacher" he rarely gets more than a few dozen people to take his pamphlets of hate, but in pretending to hand out a message of safe sex, he was able to unload thousands.
"I asked them if they wanted 'Zombie safe sex.' Everyone loved it. But, if you try to give out a Gospel pamphlet, they swear at you and throw slushies on your forehead," Whatcott said of his group to Lifesite. "But, give them some wackadoddle thing that looks like a condom, and they really can't grab it fast enough. I had three thousand out in 20 minutes."
In 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada found Whatcott guilty of hate speech against the LGBT community for pamphlets in which he claimed that "children will pay the price in disease, death, abuse and ultimately eternal judgment if we do not say no to the sodomite desire to socialize your children into accepting something that is clearly wrong."