GERMANY (4-27-18)

Resolution on Freedom of Religion and Belief Adopted (Against Hate Speech):

“With a coalition majority, the Bundestag on Friday, April 27, 2018, on the recommendation of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid (19/1894 ) adopted a resolution on the worldwide situation of freedom of religion and belief.

“..[I]t is up to states to take decisive action against religious incitement, hate speech and religiously based crime.”

— Official Website of the German Legislature

“‘The report also refers to the area of tension ‘in which the right to freedom of religion and belief meets other human rights, in particular the interplay between freedom of religion and freedom of expression…  Approaches should therefore be rejected… to criticize religious criticism as racism. At the same time, it is up to states to take decisive action against religious incitement, hate speech and religiously based crime,’ the government writes.”


In England (2-5-17):
“A Christian evangelist [Gordon Larmour, 42] was accused of a hate crime and locked up in a cell after… telling the story of Adam and Eve to a 19-year-old who asked him about God’s views on homosexuality.

“The street preacher referred to the Book of Genesis and stated that God created Adam and Eve to produce children.

“Within minutes he was frogmarched to a police van, accused of threatening or abusive behaviour ‘aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation’ – despite not swearing or using any form of offensive language.

In Canada (2-27-13):
“Ottawa, Ontario — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.[A]ctivist William Whatcott… found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002.

“The Bible is clear that homosexuality is an abomination,” one flyer that was found to be in violation stated, citing 1 Corinthians 6:9. ‘Scripture records that Sodom and Gomorrah was given over completely to homosexual perversion and as a result destroyed by God’s wrath.’

“Another flyer, entitled Keep Homosexuality Out of Saskatoon’s Public Schools, was written in response to the recommendation of the Saskatoon School Board that homosexuality be included in school curriculum. The Supreme Court declared the document to be unlawful because it called the homosexual acts that would be taught to children ‘filthy….’

“Whatcott has now been ordered to pay $7,500 to two homosexuals who took offense at his flyers, as well as to pay the legal fees of the Human Rights Commission — which could cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars.”


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