hate speech

  • 5 Feb 2011

    The fear and hatred that inspired David Kato’s killers are not confined to the uneducated, says Bishop Pierre W. Whalon. Sadly, they have been replicated by many Christians. But God does not hate, and those who would call themselves Christian cannot do so either.

  • 31 Oct 2009

    US President Barack Obama has signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act, which strengthens existing US laws. The move has been welcomed by the United Church of Christ.

  • 25 Feb 2009

    Actor Sean Penn, who won an Oscar this week for his portrayal of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk, told members of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to reach beyond hate to their better selves.

  • 19 Feb 2009

    Six churches and Christian groups have spoken out against US anti-gay hate group Westboro Baptist Church, who proposed to picket in the UK on Friday. But some of them have been challenged about their own policies.

  • 18 Dec 2008

    In recent years the government has introduced a raft of new speech crimes, including incitement to religious hatred and incitement to sexual hatred.