Whatcott’s legal team claims the CBC misrepresented him when they panned to one of his pamphlets declaring “Kill the Homosexual” during the story – words Whatcott maintains were a spoof of a 2008 Alberta Human Rights Commission ruling tossing out a complaint about a death metal song urging listeners to “Kill the Christian.”
Tom Schuck, Whatcott’s lawyer, said the broadcaster should have used one the pamphlets at issue in the current Supreme Court case.
“But they dredged up this old pamphlet and then misconstrued it for the general public,” he said.
In doing so, Schuck argues “they allege that Bill advocates killing homosexual people – that would be hate speech under the criminal code.”
Figures the CBC would play dirty. Of course, that parody was, to say the least, ill-advised.