Did you hear one about the Canadian comedian and the lesbian …

Well, the lesbian was the butt of a few jokes by a Toronto comedian three years ago. She didn’t like it. And last week, the "B.C. Human Rights Tribunal" ordered the comedian to pay a fine for insulting the woman and her partner.

And that’s no joke.

I hope this kind of thing never comes to America. But you never know as the American politically correct crowd — instead of the principles of freedom under the Constitution — gain an ever-more hold on modern minds.

I invite you to study this story out of Vancouver and be warned. There’s a lot of good things about Canada. But human rights tribunals who can fine speech in a comedy show isn’t one of them.

(Postscript: And please don’t argue — as some did in the story — that had the amateur comedian been funnier he would have avoided the fine. That just makes the whole premise of a human rights tribunal all the more scary.)

Guy Earle’s own website is here.

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