It's bye-bye (and good riddance) to anti-abortion and anti-gay activist Bill Whatcott, who is calling it quits in Canada.
The social conservative activist (and his ministry) has an extensive history of Canadian legal battles and human rights complaints.
In 2003, his nursing license was suspended in Saskatchewan and he was fined $15,000 for protesting at a planned parenthood clinic. The ruling was overturned by an appeals court and the Supreme Court of Canada.
In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled his pamphlets were in fact hate speech. (Examples of his flyers are included in appendix B of the Supreme Court judgment.)
He was arrested in April 2014, along with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, at the University of Regina. They continued to distribute leaflets against homosexuality and abortion after being asked to leave the campus by officials. However, he was found not guilty of mischief.
He's held protests against censorship on campuses across the country, including at the University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Carlton University, and University of British Columbia.
In a demonstration of what extremes he was willing to go to in spreading his message, he infiltrated the 2014 Vancouver Pride parade disguised in pink hair and pretending to be a member of the Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster while handing out anti-gay flyers (disguised as condoms).
According to his own blog post on March 10, Whatcott said he spent his last days in Canada here in B.C. distributing flyers entitled "Imagine Defunding the CBC" in Kamloops and East Vancouver.
He also stated that he spent time with his ex-gay friend and his dad. By his own admission, he stated that "it is possible as my Dad sat there and listened to us that he just figured me and my choice of friends is nuts".
Whatcott is relocating to the Philippines with his wife, Joni.
In his blog post, he also admits his failure to achieve his goals: "I have to concede defeat in my primary objectives of securing a robust level of free speech for my social conservative brethren and in activating large numbers of Christians to take a public stand against the homosexual agenda."