- Oct 28, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
A Toronto street preacher who confronts the public about “sinful” lifestyle choices believes he was the victim of a hate crime when a man sucker punched him last week near Yonge and Dundas streets.
Erik Fountas, 40, has been preaching at the bustling intersection for the last three years and says he’s routinely accosted for his fundamentalist Christian beliefs. “I get spat on and have things thrown at me almost every time I go out,” Link.
This was posted on an ex student's facebook and the reaction among her local friends in Toronto is the guy is involved in public "hate speech" so there's few defending his right to speak.
Meanwhile - Fountas is claming his assault amounts to "hate crime."
So who's correct and why?