An unprecedented alliance of evangelical, Catholic and Free Church leaders has issued a joint appeal to the Scottish Government to ditch changes to the law that could potentially criminalise any criticism of transgender ideology.
The Christian leaders want the Scottish Government to drop Part 2 of the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland), which makes “stirring up hatred” an offence.
In a joint letter, the Catholic Church, Free Church of Scotland and Evangelical Alliance Scotland want the section withdrawn from the Bill “to allow more detailed consideration and discussion and to ensure freedom of expression provisions, which enshrine free and open debate, are afforded the scrutiny they require.”
They outline their concerns in a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf, in which they call for greater protections for freedom of expression.
The leaders say: “A right to claim that binary sex does not exist or is fluid must be matched with a right to disagree with that opinion; and protection from prosecution for holding it.”
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