Another repetitious blog post from Robin Edgar, this time standing in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal (and his mounted video camera), twirling his big orange signs, often looking over his shoulder, as he delivers yet another monologue about how so many people have done him wrong. Unitarian Universalists have done him wrong. Quebec Crown prosecutors have done him wrong. Judges and police have done him wrong. Why?
Well, let’s see now. He engaged in a relentless campaign of harassment and disruptive behaviour, all because he did not like what Reverend Ray Drennan had to say about his insistence that an ‘interfaith celebration’ be held at the church every time there was a solar eclipse, all based on his own personal ‘revelation’. It continues, and even escalates, long after he has been twice suspended from the church, and finally removed from membership. He files a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission, which is dismissed as being without merity. He begins to harass the current minister, Reverend Diane Rollert, who gets a restraining order.
The church exercised its right to exclude a disruptive and malicious person from his attempts to impose his will on the rest of the congregation. The police did their duty by responding to complaints. The prosecutors and judges of Montreal’s courts did their duty in following through with those complaints.
So, what exactly did they do that was so wrong? What did they do to deserve Robin Edgar?
From what we can tell, the only ‘crime’ these individuals and organizations did was dare to disagree with Robin Edgar.
Right now, the prime assertion which Robin Edgar is defending is an absolute right to engage in ‘peaceful public protest,’ as he is so apt to repeat over and over again (including a number of times in his three minute video). How dare anybody try to intimidate him from trying to intimidate the Unitarian Church of Montreal and the Quebec Crown prosecutors by means of ‘peaceful public protest’, a/k/a ‘alternative spiritual practice’! No, no, no! The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that right, and so he will exercise it whenever and wherever he wants, as often as he wants!
All right, then, Mister Edgar. What if Unitarian, Crown prosecutors, and others who are fed up with your antics, decide to engage in ‘peaceful public protest’ against you? Picketing outside of your home, your workplace, the coffee shop that you frequent? Following you wherever you go, demanding ‘justice’ for your hypocritical and outrageous behaviour? If you have the absolute right to harass others under the guise of ‘peaceful public protest’, then shouldn’t others have the absolute right to do the same to you?
It would not surprise us if somebody decided to do that. Mind you, we are not saying that they should. But, if they did, what possible argument would Robin Edgar have to say that they couldn’t?