Anti-gay activist Bill Whatcott successfully infiltrated Vancouver’s Pride parade on Aug 3, joined by four of his conservative evangelical Christian supporters camouflaged as members of the fictitious Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Whatcott, disguised in his revealing shorts and bright pink hair, distributed anti-gay leaflets disguised as condoms, or as they called them “Gospel Condoms.”
[Photo Credit: freenorthamerica.ca]
“I want homosexuals to turn to Jesus and I believe that people can leave that lifestyle behind,” Whatcott says. “I made this Pride parade way more diverse. It’s not all leather men and naked dudes. Now it includes Christian people with diverse messages on homosexuality. True diversity.”
[Whatcott and volunteers pose with their Gospel Condoms | Photo Credit: freenorthamerica.ca]
Here is part of the message Whatcott’s Gospel Condoms contained:
In spite of billions of dollars being spent fighting sexually transmitted diseases ravaging the homosexual subculture, homosexuals are still suffering and dying from AIDS and other homosexually acquired diseases.
In Toronto 23% of self-identified homosexuals admit to being HIV+
AIDS, anal cancer, and Hepatitis B are potentially fatal diseases that are rampant in Vancouver’s homosexual community. Is this something to be proud of?
Whatcott and his Canadian volunteers spent a year preparing for the operation, spending over $4,000 to pay for gas, gospel condom production, the banner and T-shirts. They registered as a branch of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a parody religion that opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools, which had attended the parade in previous years.
Whatcott even set up a fake phone number and website to support his con.
Whatcott says that his participation in the parade was part of a larger battle and that deception was necessary to get his message across. “The Supreme Court found me guilty of hate speech and I have been breaking that ruling ever since, and this is part of it,” he explains. “I’m still out there. I’m loud and not ashamed of my moral and theological protest. This is spiritual warfare. This is a war against the Supreme Court of Canada and the homosexual agenda. Using deception to get there is okay as long as it’s not malicious.”
The hate group’s “cover” was nearly blown according to VancityBuzz, when a female parade spectator opened her fake gospel condom after receiving it from one of the anti-gay marchers:
“As she read it she started hyperventilating and was visibly upset. Jonathan realized our cover was on the verge of being blown as the chubby, almost naked woman was beginning to scream, so he quickly grabbed the Gospel condom from her and apologized and told her a homophobe handed it to him and that he meant to give her a Trojan condom.”
Watch Whatcott and his volunteers in action below: