"My opinion then and now is that a man having a romantic love with another man or a woman having romantic love with another woman is wrong," the 40-year-old automotive service centre worker told a panel of the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission.
"I do not hate the homosexual. I hate the practice," he said, adding that condoning the behaviour in front of children damages society.
Stop right there. At this point, Boissoin has already said he's essentially a bigot. The BS of "love the sinner, hate the sin" is sophistry at best, weaselly at worst.
Mr. Boissoin told the hearing that he stands by the letter, which he said was his small way of getting God's message out to the public.
"I do not speak for God. I felt at peace under God in writing the letter," he said.
When I see this kind of irresponsible drivel, I just want to throw up. Basically Boissoin is trying to tell us that he isn't responsible for his letter, rather his particular notion of "God The Micromanager" made him do it. What absolute crap. Christian fundamentalists (especially evangelicals it seems) are so big on "consequences" and "responsibility" for individual actions - it seems to me that Boissoin is simply trying to dodge responsibility for his own actions and feelings towards other people.
I just cannot believe that in this day and age there are those who continue to use the "God made me do it" defense.
Just to give us a little insight into the thuggish nature of those who have been "supporting" Boissoin, consider this little gem:
Prof. Alderson, who testified on Prof. Lund's behalf, said he received a piece of "hate mail" after he wrote his own letter of concern to the commission last year.
"Sodomites like Kevin Alderson will burn in hell," the one-page handwritten letter said. "Repent or face the judgment of God. Laugh off this note if you wish, but you are being watched."
Now, obviously we don't have the full picture here, but this seems to be much the same sort of bullying tactic that has been used against Lund ever since he filed his complaint. Lund has been the subject of a variety of attacks by Boissoin's supporters since this case was opened - from harrassment campaigns to lawsuits.
It's amazing the lengths that people will go to trying to avoid being held accountable for their actions.