Posts Tagged ‘hate speech’

Hate Speech: MP wants media to have “duty of care” Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Labour backbencher Louisa Wall, is looking at the possibility of drafting legislation that would impose a “duty of care” on media organisations. In June she told the Herald on Sunday she would like a “duty of care” clause added to the Bill of Rights Act, so people could be held accountable for their use of free Read more

Hate speech could prevent political activist from speaking in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Canadian Lauren Southern, described as a “far-right political activist, internet personality, and journalist associated with the alt-right,” is advertising a show in Auckland. She was banned from entering the UK in March after antagonising Muslims by displaying flyers reading “Allah is a Gay God” and “Allah is trans.” Unlike in the UK, a hate speech Read more

Religious leaders should speak up against hate speech Comments 0

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner says religious leaders should be using their considerable powerful platforms to promote tolerance and peace across our communities. “Whether it’s a mosque giving Holocaust deniers a platform or whether it’s an evangelical church spewing hatred about gay New Zealanders: this is not how we roll here. This is not who we Read more

Religious leaders speak up about hate speech Comments 0

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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At the same time as the Race Relations Commissioner is encouraging religious leaders to take a stand against hate speech, the head of the Anglican Church in New Zealand has spoken out about the stance taken against gay and lesbian clergy by Bishop Brian Tamaki, the leader of the Destiny Church. During a sermon last Read more

Police won’t charge Auckland pastor who made anti-gay remarks Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Police will not be charging an Auckland pastor who said gay couples deserved a bullet in the head. A police spokesperson said on Thursday they had finished making inquiries into a video of Logan Robertson, pastor at Westcity Bible Church in Avondale, making “concerning comments” and would not be charging him with an offence. Continue reading Robertson Read more

Indonesian bishops support government move to stop hate sermons Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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The Indonesian bishops’ conference has backed a government minister’s appeal against hate sermons that promote religious or ethnic intolerance. Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, issued the appeal on April 28. It contained nine points targeted at religious preachers and the broader public. Bishop Yohanes Harun Yuwono of Tanjungkarang, chairman of the Commission for Ecumenical Read more

We don’t want hate speech law change: Human Rights Commission Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The Human Rights Commission says it does not want a change to hate speech laws – as high-profile New Zealanders warn freedom of speech is under threat in the country’s universities. Human Rights Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy this year called for politicians and others to address hate speech, saying “we need people at the very Read more

Cardinal’s ‘gay empire’ phrase not hate speech: Judge Comments 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A cardinal who denounced the threat to the family from a “gay empire” has been deemed by a Spanish judge not to have committed a hate speech crime. Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia made this denunciation in a homily on May 13. In his preaching, the cardinal also listed gender theory as among the threats Read more

Cardinal could be prosecuted for ‘gay empire’ jibe Comments 1

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

LGBT and feminist activists want to have a Spanish cardinal penalised for hate speech after he said a “gay empire” is one of the threats to the family. On May 13, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia delivered a homily in which he stated the family has become a target in various ways. “The family is Read more

Bainimarama’s comments on same sex marriage criminal Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Homosexual activist and attorney Aman Ravindra-Singh has accused Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of breaking the law by the manner in which he responded to a suggestion the same sex marriage be legalised. Singh claims that the prime minister has violated section 26 of the Fiji constitution, and he should be charged under the criminal Read more