Sunday, February 11, 2007

Free Speech is Hate Speech

Post from February 7, 2006:


A French MP has been fined 12,000 Euros for publicly expressing the opinion that "homosexual behavior endangers the survival of humanity" and "heterosexuality is morally superior to homosexuality," reports the Brussels Journal.

Three gay rights groups took Christian Vanneste to court for inciting hatred against homosexuals with his comments. It is the first conviction under a December 2004 French law against hate crimes.

Vanneste is obliged to pay a 3,000 euro fine and 3,000 euros in damages to three groups who brought the charges, among them Act-Up Paris and Les Flamands Roses (The Pink Flemings). The groups called him "a typical representative of the Sarkozy Right, the extreme right and all sorts of integrists."


Does this mean then whenever people denigrate and put down christians that too can be called hate speech? So, we can sue 50 cents for his portrayal of himself being Jesus Christ? No? Didn't think so.

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