Fake Crimes

Apr 14, 2018 by

by Carol M Swain, First Things: Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and pro-family organizations have a common adversary, one that is virulent and relentless. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a powerful progressive advocacy group that says its primary mission is to fight hatred, teach...

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The Met has a problem with hate crime. It can’t explain what it is

Mar 24, 2018 by

By Matthew Scott, BarristerBlogger. […] The Met’s website seems to presuppose the existence of an entirely novel type of criminal offence: a crime which requires only a guilty mind, mens rea but not actus reus. If such an offence existed then “thought-crime” would be a very good description of it....

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Mermaids are happy to see a man’s life destroyed

Feb 27, 2018 by

by Fionn Shiner, The Conservative Woman: In the prophetic G K Chesterton novel The Oracle of the Dog, the protagonist Father Brown says: ‘It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense.’ These words reverberated around my mind as I read that a charity called Mermaids...

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Standing up to ‘hate crime’ mission creep

Feb 26, 2018 by

by Paul Mercer, Conservative Home: […]  This incident raises two important issues. The first is the extent to which councillors formulate policy. It has become clear that, on this occasion, officers had decided that it was their responsibility and seemed to resent our interference. They also...

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British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

Dec 20, 2017 by

from Catholic Herald: The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime. Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a question on the issue on the House of Lords, the government failed to state clearly whether Christians...

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Former Ukip leader fears ‘appeasement of Islam’ threatens Christianity

Dec 13, 2017 by

by Sarah Westcott, Daily Express: A SENIOR peer fears Christians could be arrested for airing their views on Jesus under hate crime laws which he claims “appease Muslims”. Lord Pearson of Rannoch said free speech is being eroded by political correctness and people are becoming afraid to speak...

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