Monday, October 22, 2012

Right to Express Disagreement with Homosexual Behaviour Affirmed

“Christians and other people of faith should not be fined or jailed for expressing their political or religious beliefs. There is no place for thought control in a free and democratic society,” Chipeur remarked. “The tools of censorship should not be available to prohibit freedom of religious expression in Canada. The court rightly found that this type of religious speech is not ‘hate’ speech.”

Okay, but what if you're not religious and you have a philosophical beef against homosexual behaviour?

Using freedom of a religion to justify opposition to homosexuality is all well and good, but I find that if we use it as a justification for everything we say, we risk marginalizing ourselves completely from an increasingly secularized public square.

We should be able to criticize anyone and anything for any reason.