Christians pose as gay pothead zombies to spread hate at Toronto Pride

Members of the fake group "Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association" march in the Toronto Pride parade.

Members of the fake group "Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association" march in the Toronto Pride parade. Bill Whatcott

A group of anti-LGBT Christian dressed in green body suits and donned various bits of rainbow attire in order to pass themselves off as pot loving gay zombies and “infiltrate” Sunday’s Toronto Pride parade, where they handed out hateful propaganda.

The group, led by Christian extremist Bill Whatcott, who was found guilty of hate speech by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013 for his anti-gay pamphlets, registered to march under the name “Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association.”

They walked behind a banner reading the same and you can see them listed as participants on the Pride Toronto website.

“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. But, give them some wackadoddle [sic] thing that looks like a condom, and they really can’t grab it fast enough. I had three thousand out in 20 minutes,” Whatcott told the Christian website LifeSite News.

Whatcott pulled a similar stunt in 2014 at the Vancouver Pride parade with the alias of Matthew Davidson with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He also organized a Heterosexual Pride Day parade in Regina in 2001, which was not renewed for subsequent years due to its focus on anti-gay sentiment.

He was featured on “The Daily Show” in 2002, where he complained of being discriminated against for being heterosexual and talked about the Regina Heterosexual Pride parade event.

Whatcott posted photos of himself and his half a dozen or so fellow Christian activists at the Toronto Pride parade to his blog, as well as links to the pamphlet they handed out to unsuspecting attendees who thought they were getting condoms and safe sex tips. The pamphlet instead featured graphic images of sexually transmitted infections and anti-gay and anti-trans hate speech.

It also criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for marching in the Pride parade, as well as going after other pro-LGBT politicians. Trudeau was the first Prime Minister to march in a gay pride parade. Watch footage of him marching below.

 

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