France ramps up ‘hate speech’ laws for ‘transphobia’ offenders

Aug 31, 2017 by

by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite: Never say anything slanderous, insulting or that promotes discrimination against homosexuals or transsexuals in France, even in private. And remember that discrimination and hate speech have a much broader meaning than you might think: Under modern anti-defamation laws,...

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The left is alienating its allies by shutting down free speech

Aug 29, 2017 by

by Deborah W Soh, CBC: So-called progressives celebrated last week after Ryerson cancelled an event featuring controversial speakers. Earlier this month, in an ironic but somehow all too predictable turn of events, Ryerson University announced that it would be cancelling its event called...

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(Updated) Response to criticism on Facebook of Christian Concern and the case of Rev Trayhorn

Aug 28, 2017 by

Andrea Williams has written a response to some criticism, that recently appeared on Facebook, of one of [Christian Concern’s] legal cases (Barry Trayhorn). Andrea explains that legal judgments do not necessarily reflect all the facts or evidence involved…. “We are proud to be supporting Barry and...

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The Conversation Google Killed

Aug 26, 2017 by

by William Saletan, The Conversation: How to talk about our differences. Every few years, somebody gets pushed out of a job for suggesting that one group of people, on average and in part due to biology, scores differently from another group on some measure of attitude or aptitude. Ten years ago,...

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The far-left strikes another blow against free speech

Aug 24, 2017 by

by Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner: On Wednesday afternoon, a Canadian university, Ryerson, decided to immolate its educational principles. It cancelled a discussion between conservative journalist, Faith Goldy, and Professors Jordan Peterson and Gad Saad. Let’s be clear, the excuse the...

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Online abuse is not on a par with being attacked in the street

Aug 22, 2017 by

by Damian Thompson, Mailonline: An article in yesterday’s Guardian called for a surge in prosecutions against anyone suspected of committing ‘hate crime’ on social media. The author wants to see online abuse taken as seriously as assault or daubing vile graffiti on people’s houses. ‘Hate is hate,’...

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