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In an interesting twist, one of Britains most prominent homosexualist campaigners, Peter Tatchell, has warned this week against criminalization of Christian opinion. Tatchell, a political libertarian, writing in a column for Pink News, the countrys leading homosexualist news source, referred to the recent arrest of Christian street preacher Dale Mcalpine, who was taken into custody for expressing his religious opinion that homosexual acts are sinful.
Freedom of speech is one of the hallmarks of a civilized society. Mr. Mcalpines views were homophobic, but the fact that he was treated as a criminal for expressing them, shocked me
Mr. Mcalpine was neither aggressive, threatening nor intimidating. He did not incite violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people
Tatchell contrasted this with the speeches of Islamic extremists who have advocated killing gay people and unchaste women and have heaped hatred and abuse on Jews and Hindus. Tatchell relates that when he organized a counter-protest at one rally of nearly 6000 Islamic extremists, he and the five members of his group were arrested, but only after they were threatened with death by the Muslims at the rally.
posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:57 PM PST
("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
I know this is England, but what ever happened to the right to refuse service? Doesn’t England have that? The U.S. still does, right?
posted on 01/18/2011 1:52:52 PM PST
(I have finally started reading The Federalist Papers. Great stuff!)
To: NYer; wagglebee; DJ MacWoW
posted on 01/18/2011 5:16:22 PM PST
by little jeremiah
(Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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