A citizens’ group has formed in the wake of an Ontario town’s council meeting where a man charged with stealing Pride flags was allowed to speak for 30 minutes and “spew the hatred” of the gay community.
Jacob (Jake) Dey, who runs a farm equipment supply store in Tillsonburg, Ont., had been charged with theft after Pride flags in the farming community of Norwich were taken down. On Tuesday, the 47-year-old businessman addressed Norwich Township council for half an hour, in a speech that likened the gay community to a social movement akin to the Nazis in 1930s Germany.
No politician stopped Dey from speaking. People in the public gallery who asked him to halt
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