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HOMOPHOBIC THOUGHT CRIMES NOW HIGH PRIORITY FOR UK JUDICIARY

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LONDON, November 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) - George Orwell’s novel 1984 seems to be have been off by a few decades, but not far off the mark as to the type of totalitarian thought controls that would eventually start to be implemented in Britain and other developed nations.

In Britain, Canada, the U.S. and many other western countries, homosexuality and its practitioners are being used, along with abortion, pornography, divorce, feminism, etc., to undermine social and legal foundations. The purpose appears to be to pave the way for acceptance or weak resistence to a bold attempt at revolutionary international social change - change that would suppress traditional moral codes and eliminate the concept of the innate dignity of every human person.  As Canada is considering legislation to include ‘sexual orientation’ within hate crime law, the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has inexplicably announced that prosecution of ‘homophobic’ crime is to become a high priority.  The London Telegraph reports that in a policy document, the CPS says it regards “homophobic and transphobic crimes as particularly serious because they are motivated by prejudice, discrimination and hate, and undermine people’s right to feel safe in their sexual orientation and gender”.  “Homophobic”, as defined by the CPS, means “a fear of or dislike directed towards lesbian, gay or bisexual people, or… their perceived lifestyle, culture or characteristics”.  “Transphobic” means “a fear of or dislike towards trans people” and “Trans people”, according to the CPS, is “a phrase which is intended to include transsexual, transgender and transvestite people”. A “transgendered” person is someone “whose biological gender is not the same as the gender they own as theirs”.

The CPS defines cases with a ‘homophobic’ element as one including “any incident which is perceived to be homophobic or transphobic by the victim or by any other person”.

Roger Daw, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Hampshire and the CPS board member responsible for developing the new policy explained “What it is saying is that people should not be able to get away with voicing inflammatory or discriminatory views in a public environment where the law has the ability to protect those who are the inadvertent and innocent victims of such prejudice.”  Hillary White of Campaign Life Catholic commented on the policy saying, “If, in the UK it can be proved that a priest said in the pulpit that homosexual acts are gravely sinful and could result in eternity in hell, would this constitute ‘voicing inflammatory or discriminatory views in a public environment’?”  White concluded, “I think this is a question that is rather relevant considering the status of our own pending legislation (Bill C-250).”  In related news, the Telegraph reports that Commander Cressida Dick, head of Scotland Yard’s Diversity Unit, has launched a campaign this month urging victims of “hate crime” to come forward. Hate crime for Scotland Yard’s purposes being defined as “abusing people because of their race, faith, religion or disability - or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual”. One of The Telegraph’s own columnists Robin Page, was arrested by police under suspicion of hate crime.  “He told a rally in September that the rural minority in favour of hunting should have the same rights as blacks, Muslims and gays,” reports the paper.  See related LifeSite coverage:  MP WARNS NEW HATE CRIMES BILL WOULD THREATEN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/sep/02092004.html CANADIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST ADDING ‘SEXUAL ORIENTATION’ TO HATE CRIME LAW https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/nov/02112206.html

See the Telegraph coverage:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2002%2F11%2F28%2Fnlaw28.xml

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