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Religious Hatred Bill Victory

1st February 2006: On Tuesday the 31st January the government’s version of the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill was defeated, despite the government’s majority of 67MPs and the immense pressure exerted by the government to get people to vote for the Bill. It...
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Racial and Religious Hatred Bill - Arguments FOR and AGAINST

Arguments/comments made from those for the law: Law is needed because of the particular vulnerability of religious minorities and is only aimed at really serious cases (e.g. attacks on mosques after September 11th). The new law addresses a gap...
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Racial and Religious Hatred Bill - House of Lords takes a strong stand for freedom of speech

The free speech amendment to the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill tabled by Lord Lester, Lord Hunt of Wirral, Lord Plant of Highfield and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey succeeded by a massive 260 votes to 111, two-and-a-half...
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The Australian Case – Comparisons

A brief summary of the situation in Australia Daniel Scot, a Christian pastor from Pakistan living in Australia, held a seminar on 9 March 2002 in which he, an expert on Islam, sought to teach members of his congregation about...
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Religious Hatred Law (triple helix - autumn 2005)

For the third time since coming to power the Government is seeking to pass a law against stirring up religious hatred. It is, in my view, a blasphemy law for all religions in all but name and, as a result, risks seriously limiting the freedom of Christians to criticise the...

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Criminalising Christian behaviour - legally enforced political correctness (triple helix - autumn 2005)

The first involves Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill (p4), which requires doctors who are not willing to authorise euthanasia to refer to other doctors who are; a move most Christian doctors would view as complicity in intentional killing. The second involves the Racial and Religious Hatred...

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