April 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Anti-gay activist LaBarbera arrested in Canada
Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, gay news, Washington Blade

Canadian police on April 14 arrested Peter LaBarbera after he tried to distribute anti-gay literature at a Saskatchewan university. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

REGINA, Saskatchewan – Canadian police on April 14 arrested a U.S. anti-gay activist while on a university campus in the Saskatchewan capital.

The Canadian Broadcasting Network reported authorities took Peter LaBarbera and another man into custody as they tried to distribute literature about the “evils of homosexuality” at the University of Regina. Officials with the Canadian Border Services Agency on April 10 briefly detained him at Regina International Airport.

LaBarbera, who is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, described his critics as the “local ‘Gay Thought Police’” as the Canadian Broadcast Corporation reported.

LaBarbera and Scott Lively of Defend the Family International in February announced the creation of a new organization to combat the global LGBT rights movement during a press conference at the National Press Club in D.C.

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