Echoing previous criticisms that the legislation is too vague, the submission said that "how hatred is defined is not clear which leaves it open to wide interpretation" and this could "lead to vexatious claims having to be dealt with by police".
Their submission was published the day after the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill could mean officers "determining free speech", leading to a breakdown in relations with the public.
The proposed new law would make "stirring up hatred" against certain groups a criminal offence, even if a person making the remarks had not intended to do so or made them in private. Those convicted face up to seven years in prison....
Maybe Muslims and unbelievers need to understand (someone tell them) there is still a Christianity which really does hold to the complete authority of Scripture as God's providentially preserved complete revelation, and it is the Received Text accurate translations.
Think how you answer this as it speaks volumes of your own trust in your very own Bible version and the text it is based upon:
RESOLVED: Mark 16:9-20 is uninspired and spurious and should not be considered part of the Word of God."?
Well.....who do you believe????
WM 171: Why does James White refuse to debate Mark 16:9-20? https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=8120228415950
WM 167: Why do Muslim Apologists love the Modern Text? https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=63020176233068
Having and loving the KJV is now a modern evangelical hate crime, but shhhhh, don't mention the above as it might stir someone to examine the facts
Before SA Protestant Evangelical readers (I am evangelical Protestant too and deplore many Catholic doctrines) jump on the Catholic response to this dreadful new ‚Äúhate crimes‚ÄĚ law in Scotland proposed by the leftist Scottish Nationalist Government, where is the deafeningly silent evangelical response? This law is indeed a wicked attempt to ban any discussion of LGBTQI+ and Transgender issues which depart from the state approved narrative. Even the merged national police force in Scotland question this law that they would have to enforce. The Bible would be a banned book under it. By the way criticism of Islam or sharia law would also be outlawed by this bill, though no one would dream of enforcing it against Muslims if they attack any one. May this law be defeated as was the vile law that every child in Scotland should have a state appointed guardian that could overrule their parents!!!
I have no idea how many Bibles we have in our house. Lots.
Just another Claverhouse chasing Christians across the moors. What a horror based on nonsense that was then, and the same with today. Scots have a long history of standing against tryanny, and who would have thought those stands would have to be restood? Yet we know the world hates the church and the Lord who redeemed her.