“Gay Marriage doesn’t affect me” one might mutter, after being arrested for the crime of speaking against it. The crime? Terrorism.
“In an effort to tackle radicalism the Prime Minister David Cameron announced a slew of measures in May. These included banning orders for groups who use hate speech in public places but whose actions fall short of prohibition, and Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) to prevent imams from radicalising young people.”
Of course, this being the home of Rotherham rape gangs, it’s pretty clear who it will be used against:
“However, Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood in Nottinghamshire, has given Christians new grounds for concern. In response to an email from a constituent seeking reassurance over the EDOs, Mr Spencer bizarrely made the case that they would somehow broaden freedom of expression, writing:
“‘Let me give you an example, one which lots of constituents have been writing about – talking about gay marriage in schools. The new legislation specifically targets hate speech, so teachers will still be free to express their understanding of the term “marriage”, and their moral opposition to its use in some situations without breaking the new laws.
“‘The EDOs, in this case, would apply to a situation where a teacher was specifically teaching that gay marriage is wrong.'”
So much for “tolerance”…