McBLOG: The folly of hate speech laws

The government is renewing their commitment to introducing ‘hate speech’ laws, it is vital that families and faith communities understand what is really at stake with these proposals. We show you an example from the UK of just how flawed and harmful these laws could become, and who they will really be targeted at. Make no mistake – political activists and special interest groups will miss the important distinction between hate-speech, and merely speech they hate, and end up using such laws as tools of political intimidation to punish opponents and shut down debate in the marketplace of ideas.

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