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Peter LaBarbera Was Let Into Canada: VIDEO

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Yesterday we reported that anti-gay wingnut Peter LaBarbera was held up at the Canadian border as officals conducted background checks on whether he might be in violation of the country's hate speech laws for his sermonizing against homosexuality.

He was eventually let in to the country, CBC reports:

LaBarbera claimed Canadian authorities were influenced by a group calling itself Intolerance-Free Weyburn, which did not want him to deliver his speech.

"I think it's a good precedent that, ultimately, their demands were not honoured," he said.

"I hope this bodes well for Canada and America. You should be able to have a debate on this issue."

The Canada Border Services Agency declined to comment on what had transpired, citing confidentiality reasons.

But more protests against "Porno Pete" were yet to come at the anti-abortion speech he was scheduled to give.

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Anti-Gay Wingnut Peter LaBarbera Halted at Canadian Border Over Possible Hate Speech Violations

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LaBarbera outside the Illinois marriage equality bill ceremony last year.

Anti-gay wingnut Peter LaBarbera was detained at the Canadian border on Thursday as immigrations officials examined whether he might be in violation of the country's laws against hate speech, LaBarbera reported on Thursday.

Wrote LaBarbera on his site after tweeting about the incident:

Upon deplaning, as I passed through Customs, I was delayed for further questioning by an official with the Canada Border Services Agency. Obviously, I had been flagged as a result of a campaign by the leftist group "Intolerance Free Weyburn," which is specifically lobbying the Canadian government to deny my entry into Canada as the alleged purveyor of "hate'" [See this AFTAH report on their lobby effort to deny me entry into Canada, and this previous report on the group's attempt to have me removed as a speaker at the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association (SPLA) conference April 11-12.]

After questioning me about the purpose of my scheduled presentation at the SPLA event; rifling through my luggage, which contained numerous books and literature related to homosexuality (pro and con); examining the contents of my laptop and my cell phone; playing a DVD of my speech Wednesday at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio; and critically viewing AFTAH’s website–a preliminary decision was made to deny my entrance into Canada on the basis that my speech at the SPLA would violate Canada’s “Hate Propaganda” law (essentially the potential for “public incitement of hatred” against a group of people based on their “sexual orientation”). The Orwellian experience at Customs dragged on for more than three hours as a formal document was issued outlining my denial of entry under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (citing the Hate Propaganda code). Finally, after 1:00 A.M., I was released pending my appeal of the decision today (Friday). My passport was seized until I arrive back at Customs today at noon for my appeal before a “Minister’s Delegate Review.”

No word yet on that appeal.


Meet 'Big Brother' Canada's Kenny Brain, the Ripped, Gay Model with an Epic Beard: VIDEO

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Kenny Brain, a male model with a ripped body and an epic beard is making a name for himself on Canada's version of Big Brother, which is entering its third week. This week, the housemates were ordered to compete by creating a 'buzzworthy' photo, the winner of which would be decided on social media.

Kenny, not one whose shy about stripping down, took it down to his underwear and poured oil all over himself.

Check out some photos and clips of Kenny doing his thing.

Also, he is probably gay (see final clip), though he's waiting to divulge anything about his sexuality to the other housemates.

UPDATE: He is gay, a commenter points out (see last clip - full episode - at 4:00).

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Watch a Beefy Shirtless Canadian Ginger Go Ice Plunging into a Frozen Lake: VIDEO

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Captain Quinn, who specializes in comedy fishing and the great outdoors, was challenged by his friend Rick to jump into a frozen lake. Quinn lives in British Columbia, and got a meter of snow the night before the challenge.

"Thanks a lot, Rick." Yes, thank you.

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First must put on swimming attire (Daisy Dukes).

Can he do this?

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It's too thick. Chainsaw is not going to cut it. Where's that auger?

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Must find auger buried in snow.

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We're going to need a bigger hole.

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There we go.  "Thanks a lot, Rick!"

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Canada Threatens to Cut Ties with Uganda Over Anti-Gay Bill: VIDEO

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Canada has threatened to cut ties with Uganda over the anti-gay bill, which penalizes anyone who aids or abets a known homosexual, and punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment. Uganda's President Museveni told lawmakers over the weekend that he planned to sign the bill.

President Obama condemned the bill and warned that it would "complicate our valued relationship" with the country. Ugandan officials subsequently accused Obama of "blackmail" for the warnings.

The WSJ reports that it may strain relations with other countries as well, including Canada, which has expressed its displeasure:

Alintuma Nsambu, Uganda's envoy to Canada, said in an interview Wednesday that he had been summoned by the Canadian Foreign Ministry to explain why Canada shouldn't sever diplomatic ties with Uganda over the antigay bill. He said he had communicated Canada's concerns to the Ugandan government. The Canadian consulate in Kampala didn't immediately respond to calls and emails seeking to confirm the meeting.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and His Brother are Offended People Think They're Homophobic: VIDEO

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On the second edition of FORD NATION, the online talk show of City Councillor Doug Ford and his brother, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the mayor discusses the recent controversy in which he tried to have the Gay Pride flag taken down from City Hall.

The flag was raised next to the Canadian flag in support of LGBT Russians during the Sochi games, as it was at many offices across Canada.

Ford takes offense to a letter from a woman accusing him of being anti-gay:

"I am not homophobic. I'll go to anyone's house, anyone's place to help them out. I take offense when people say that to me. This is Canada. Our Canadian flag should be up there, not the Pride flag."

Doug Ford adds:

"You know how many gay friends we have? People that have worked on our campaign? You may want to try to bully us into things...I think it's good for tourism. But don't try to put a gun to anyone's head that disagrees with you. It doesn't mean that they hate gays....It's just a bunch of bullying, a bunch of bullies coming after you. The gay community feels like they've been bullied and rightfully so because a lot of times they have, Rob. But don't come back and try to bully the people that don't show up and call them homophobic."

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