FAMILY MATTERS: Hate speech laws intersect with ‘progressive’ Christianity

The government is struggling to define exactly what ‘hate speech’ is. In this episode of Family Matters, Samuel Bilton argues that our government is happy with such a vague definition because we live in a world where what is truth and what is hate is constantly changing, and therefore this is a future-proofing technique. “We will know it when we will see it” apparently, but we might not know it when we say it. Samuel also takes a look at the recent visit of Christian evangelist Franklin Graham and how the New Zealand media made it very clear that his Biblical Christian beliefs have no place in New Zealand today. Samuel argues that this will give us a good insight into what kind of speech many would like to see prosecuted under new ‘hate speech’ laws.

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