After five different venues canceled my scheduled talks recently due to slander and harassment from dishonest LGBTQ protesters and activists such as Morgane Oger, my presentation at UBC Sunday night (June 23, at 6:45pm until 8:45pm) will go ahead. Despite UBC raising the security costs on my event from $500 to $1400 including taxes (bringing our overall costs for the venue and other expenses to over $3000), I was able, in conjunction with the Canadian Christian Lobby and generous supporters, to raise enough money (with pledges) to pay for most of the additional security costs. We are very grateful to everybody who stepped up to help make sure this event happens, and very discouraged by those trying to silence free speech.

I would like to note that I regard the increased security fees as very unfair and unjust. I have given talks all over BC and I have never caused problems or damage to property. It is only the protesters who come out and behave badly in order to get my talks shut down that are the problem. These protesters are using (literally) the same opposition silencing tactics that were used by the brown shirt storm troopers in pre-Nazi Germany. This should alarm everybody.

Rather than UBC and the RCMP punishing the protesters that engage in illegal disruption tactics, those misbehaving are rewarded and I instead am being forced to pay a penalty. This is a violation of the most basic principles of justice. To penalize and charge one party for the behavior of others is egregiously unfair. This is not a concert, it is not a drinking event, it is a free speech event designed to discuss moral and social issues, and we should be allowed to do so without lawless protesters trying to stop us. To allow opponents of free speech to terrorize venues so they charge extra money for security is antithetical to how free and open discussion is supposed to happen in democracies. If this trend is allowed to continue, only the wealthiest parties and the loudest and most obnoxious voices will be able to discuss controversial issues.

Please note that media with credentials that wish to attend can, but also note that audio/video recording and photo restrictions apply to the media as well as the general public. The only recording will be by our own people for security poses.

Please see my website for full event description.

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