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Jewish leaders back homophobic incitement law

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  1. OMAR KUDDUS 18 Jan 2008, 5:37pm

    RE: AMMENDMENT TO HATE CRIME LEGISALATION IN VIOLATION OF EUHRC ARTICLE 14.Office of David Cameron says: I will certainly make David aware of your comments and I know how much he will appreciate you taking the time and trouble to get in touch. (That is a polite brush off.) Office of Nick Clegg MP, Libdemleader, says: The Liberal Democrats are committed to creating a society that is tolerant and accepting of everyone, regardless of religion, gender or sexuality. We believe that discrimination and intimidation has no place in a liberal society. You may have noticed that in this month’s edition of Pink Magazine, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Justice minister David Heath argues the case for the proposed law on incitement to homophobic hatred. I have included a link to the article:“ The cross-party group of MPs are reminded that supporting such action would be in violation of Article 14 of the Human Rights Act: Prohibition on Discrimination. The MPs that has tabled an amendment designed to ensure that homophobic Christians can continue to express their views on gay people, are reminded that as representatives of the “people” and their duties come first and religious beliefs second. If they find their belief conflicting, RESIGN.” “It was overwhelmingly defeated.”Lets all hope that it makes it through the House of Lords and that we get the protection we need, despite which Political Party is in power.

  2. Well done the Jewish leaders……now if we could only get Methodist ministers like, Liberal Democrat Mp, Colin Breed of South East Cornwall who is opposing this new law to realise that homophobia violates, abuses and traumatises.But then Cornwall is Institutionally the “Equality Rectum” of the British Isles!

  3. Robert, ex-pat Brit 18 Jan 2008, 6:21pm

    Omar, I agree.

  4. Robert, ex-pat Brit 18 Jan 2008, 6:24pm

    Maazel tov to the Board of Deputies of British Jews. I’m proud of them, no other group knows what discrimination, disenfranchisement feels like. They put the christians and islamists to shame. Well done, indeed!

  5. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jan 2008, 8:26pm

    Malcom, you’ve forgotten to put your name on your postings, you’re coming up as ‘anon’

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