Letter from David Cooke: Update on Bill Whatcott
January 8, 2020
I had the opportunity this week to sit down with Bill Whatcott and talk candidly with him about his ongoing judicial saga. Bill’s trial began over a year and a half ago, after he was charged in June of 2018 with “public incitement to hatred”. This alleged crime occurred two full years prior, when he was distributing literature at a homosexual “pride” parade in Toronto in June of 2016. That literature – which was distributed peacefully and without fuss – presented the real, physical and spiritual dangers of practising homosexuality. It also offered the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to LGBT practitioners.
For this supposed “hate crime” the wrath of the Liberal government of former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne fell heavy upon Bill. However, it appears this charge was not in the interests of justice, but in the interests of politics. The fact that Premier Wynne was herself an open homosexual might suggest a conflict of interest. Also, the fact that Ms. Wynne was seeking to rally her left-wing base in a difficult election year might suggest a self-serving political agenda.
Bill now faces up to eighteen months in jail if convicted – which seems to be a foregone conclusion. All this for politely handing out Gospel pamphlets to people who willingly received them.
Bill’s full trial has been scheduled in Toronto for the entire month of June this year. This “conveniently” happens to be so-called “Gay Pride Month”, with Canada’s biggest and lewdest pro-LGBT parade taking place at the end of the month. I guess the parade will be just in time for the expected guilty verdict! This sounds more and more like a show trial than any real semblance of justice.
In my ten-minute video interview, I talk with Bill one-on-one about his experience thus far. We also discuss some important elements of his upcoming trial. In addition, Bill mentions the threat posed to all Christians by Bill S-202 (the “conversion therapy ban”).
As Pastor Art Pawlowski commented when Bill was first charged, “We’re turning Canada into a Nazi state, into a communist state, where if you voice your politically incorrect views, you will be attacked by the forces of the government.” Now it seems you may not only be attacked and arrested, but they may hold a parade to celebrate your condemnation!
Bill will make a brief appearance in court next week, on Tuesday, January 14th at 9:30 AM at 361 University Ave., Toronto.
Watch Interview Here: https://youtu.be/unrarSI-Tzc
Additional Detailed Report by MassResistance: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/20a/Bill-Whatcott-trial-coming-in-June/index.html