U.S. anti-gay activist 'Porno Pete' arrested in Canada for mischief

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Peter LaBarbera in an appearance on Fox News.

Peter LaBarbera, a U.S. anti-gay activist in the Christian right movement, was arrested on April 14 in Canada for "mischief."

LaBarbera, known to LGBT civil rights advocates as "Porno Pete" in part for his infatuation with the details of same-sex sex, and activist Bill Whatcott were arrested on the campus of the University of Regina at about 2 p.m. after being asked to leave several times.

Authorities said LaBarbera and Whatcott were displaying "graphic" materials that went against the university's policy.

The men were met by counter-protesters with the UR Pride Centre.

LaBarbera and Whatcott were released from custory with a notice to appear in court on May 26.

LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, which he describes on his website as a nonprofit and non-partisan group dedicated to "exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas."

He also is an anti-choice activist and had initially been prohibited from entering Canada, where he was to give a speech to an anti-abortion group, because his appearance might violate Canadian laws against hate speech and "willful incitement of hatred."

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated LaBarbera's organization as a hate group.