Policing belief: the impossibility and terrible dangers of the State trying to control our thoughts and values

(Catholic Herald – Alex Klaushofer).

Scotland’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Act is part of a trend in the Western world for the State to police our thoughts and values.

Designed to eradicate prejudice against groups who have historically suffered discrimination, and motivated by the new focus on gender identity, Scotland’s new law, and those like it, are ostensibly secular. But inevitably the attempt to limit the expression of beliefs and values, especially those to do with gender and sex, affects the freedom of religious expression.

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