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It might. Mine has lessened due to debate.In case you hadn't noticed, it's restricted in most places.
Speech that contains hatred is one of those typical restrictions.
How exactly can he be challenged via debate? His hatred is not going to go away by debating with him.
This practice is not unique to fascism. It exists in all elements of ismsSuppression of debate is prevalent today , by Facebook banning, Twitter shadow banning ,U-tube banning, de-monetising of blogs. etc.
By the new EU Articles 11&13. By designating dissidents as non-violent extremists.
This is the new Fascism, to suppress and eliminate discussion of politically incorrect and other speech.
No different than the Nazi book burnings. Welcome to Orwells 1984 and the Ministry of Truth.
Of course there must be limits on speech. False accusations for instance...and inciting hatred. I'm sure there are more if I was @rsed to think more about such a silly thing.Even in the U.S. the right to free speech is not absolute for instance you cant cry fire in a theatre and claim free speech, the same is true here!!
Oh please!Few of us had heard of that preacher before. But if it's true that he was calling for death to homos, then which of us would oppose banning him from this country? The real challenge for all clerics in this country now is to be much more vocal in denouncing government sponsored homoliberalistion, we need each of us, not just clerics but all of us, to be much more vocal in asserting that the practice of man on man or woman on woman sex is wrong, biblically wrong, not part of God's plan for us, incapable of producing children, a failure to multiply as the Bible orders us, which is why we must not get hung up on extremist preachers but rather must focus on individual failure to denounce the corruption and sin destroying our own neighbourhoods, ask God for forgiveness and get on immediately with the important business of creating a better Ireland and a better world
Again free speech has limits, this unchristian pastor has called for the dealth penalty for being gay and has cheered for the shooter in the 2016 florida gay nightclub shooting, he is an extremist who brand of hate is inwlecome here!This person holds and expresses opinions on which many people may disagree. I find many of his remarks distasteful and disagree with some. There are many of the liberal side and every shade and persuasion in between persuasion that also hold opinions in which many others disagree.
Unfortunately the people who at the moment have undue influence over the media and public opinion, lets call them the so called liberals have what can only be described as a fascist style control over what can and cannot be stated in public, react to any disagreeable opinion with false outrage , and claims of offensiveness.
So white middle age hetro sexual men like me who believe that homosexuality is an abnormality ( but perhaps natural for some people), but believes that they should not be persecuted, that adoption of children by gays is abhorrent, that there are two sexes and that trans people need physiological/ mental health assistance, that wonder why so many LGBT female activist are overweight, dye their hair bright red or purple or similar, or have numerous rings and studs embedded in various part of their bodies , that Ireland needs to adopt a functioning immigration policy and system that works for the bevefit of Irish people.
but who also believes that the economy is for people , that we need a more human friendly economic system, a fairer system where health education and housing is accessible to all citizens
Will only be branded as right wing fascist racist, homophobe, transphobe person.
There are many layers, angles , perspectives in any debate unfortunately modern debate has become one of personal offense and extremism .