“The Rise Of Jordan Peterson” was recently canceled in locations such as Toronto and Brooklyn, according to a piece published Monday by The Stranger. Now, a Portland showing is in jeopardy after a pastor who had been preparing to screen the film at his church received threats of violence.
“Fair warning,” a threat directed at the pastor published Monday reads. “Several community organizations are planning to shut down your showing of the Jordan Peterson propaganda film. While many of us aren’t Christian and some even flat-out condemn the religion, we do not want any harm to come to your place of worship or those within.”
“However, we cannot allow fascism to continue to rise and will not tolerate its presence in our city, whether it is on the streets or on the waterfront or in a church,” the complaint continued. “Do the right thing. As much as we joke about it, we really don’t want to have to bring out the guillotine to fix society.”
Peterson, a professor and YouTube sensation, became a popular figure in recent years, but also reviled by many on the left. He appeared to become prominent after he voiced his opposition to a Canadian law that makes it a hate crime to refer to a transgender person by using the wrong gender pronoun. (