British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime, by the Catholic Herald.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer …:

“I said to the government ‘Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?‘”

In response to the question, government whip Baroness Vere of Norbiton said: “My Lords, I am not going to comment on that last question from the noble Lord.” She added that the legal definition of “hate crime” has been the same for the past 10 years. …

“Certainly the stricter Muslims do feel offended by Christianity and our belief in Jesus being the only Son of the one true God,” he added.

He also said there is a double standard in how hate crime laws are applied to Christianity and Islam. …

Last year, feminist and gay rights groups reported two senior Spanish clerics for “hate crime” after they gave homilies that criticised gender theory.

Wow, how Britain has “progressed.” A few hundred years ago the English and Spanish Governments would punish you if you didn’t believe that. Will we now get a new type of Spanish Inquisition, persecuting those who believe Jesus is the son of God?

Thomas Rowlandson - Spanish Inquisition

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

See also Let’s Blame Christianity For Everything, And Islam For Nothing.

hat-tip Stephen Neil