What is hate speech?

In the UK judges and magistrates are recommending harsher punishments for “hate trolling”, suggesting that anyone found guilty of simply sharing or commenting on social media politically incorrect opinions such as anti-gay posts should face at least six months in jail. Many have criticized this as an affront to freedom of speech and a slippery slope to a totalitarianism.

What exactly constitutes as being hate speech? Hate speech is defined as being:

“Speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

This law is highly ambiguous,subjective, political and blurs the line between simply having an opinion against something and committing hate speech.

You only have to look at countries such as Sweden to see how “hate speech laws” are being abused by authorities to lock up people for their beliefs and opinions. For example in Sweden certain biblical preaching is considered a crime after a preacher was locked up and sent to jail for quoting the bible. In England a street preacher Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer asked him what gods views on homosexuality were and didn’t like the answer. These are just a few examples of many where authorities have been using hate laws to persecute Christians because of their beliefs.

Compassion confused for hate

Christians believe in spreading the message of Christ to helps save people from hell.

 In the bible it clearly states that Homosexuality is a sin. For example, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 it says:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

Does this mean that all bibles should be destroyed and people who read from them should be jailed for spreading hate? One of the most FUNDEMNETAL parts of Christianity is to love your neighbour.

There is nothing hateful in any of the verses found in the bible. It is a guide written to bring out the very best out of us. The bible makes it clear that we are all sinners and we all do wrong but provides us all with a message of hope and a way for people to find light in this dark world.

There is no greater authority than almighty GOD, people should not let themselves be deceived by these judges and magistrates who go against GODS word and try to undermine and try to put themselves above the bible by locking up preachers for hate crimes for quoting the bible. It is therefore the judges and magistrates that lock up or threaten to lock up Christians that are actually breaking the “hate speech” laws by attacking the Christian faith.

What do you think?

Written by James

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