The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 should be repealed as it stifles freedom of speech, the Act protects people from criticism regardless of how crazy their ideas are, so long as it comes under the banner of a religion. Under this Act if the Nazi's had been a religion then we would not be able to criticise their appalling views and acts towards homosexuals, Jews and so on.

This Act currently protects people who have much the same views from criticism and tries to prosecute anybody who dares to criticise them.The Government protects these people as it is their religion, and therefore protects and promotes completely unacceptable views and ideas.

Why is this idea important?

It is important for the following reasons:

– Freedom of speech is currently none existent because, in large part, of this Act. Freedom of speech is the most important and fundamental of all rights;

– The way to combat people with appalling views is through discussion and criticism;

– The Act protects over-sensitive people at the cost of the nation, our culture and society; and

– People with appalling ideas should not be able to hide behind the banner of religion. Appalling ideas are still appalling regardless.

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