A partnership between the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Free Church of Scotland, and the Evangelical Alliance has arisen in response to Scotland’s “Hate Crime and Public Order” bill, which they claim would be detrimental to free speech, open debate, and religious freedom.
In a letter to Humza Yousaf, the Scottish government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the representatives say they disapprove of the bill because it includes “plans to create new offences without intent, offences related to inflammatory material and the protection of free speech.”
“As Christians, we do not always agree with one another and know that many do not necessarily share or even understand our beliefs, but we are utterly committed to the free and open exchange of ideas in society,” the letter reads. “We believe that people should be completely free to disagree with our faith in any way, including mocking and ridiculing us. We are convinced that our faith is true and has a sufficient evidential
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