Ed Miliband would scrap free speech safeguard

Free speech laws that allow people to express their opinions about homosexual conduct should be scrapped, Labour leadership hopeful Ed Miliband says.

Incredibly, he claims that the law – which has been backed by Parliament on four occasions – makes it harder to convict murderers.

His extraordinary comments appear in an opinion article he wrote for the homosexual website, PinkNews.


The current law says that, for the avoidance of doubt, criticising same-sex conduct or urging people to refrain from such conduct is not, in itself, a crime.

It was inserted by Parliament to a sexual orientation ‘hate crime’ law following a string of alarming cases where Christians had been investigated by the police for their beliefs about sexual ethics.

But Mr Miliband said that he was “angry” that the free speech protection had been introduced.


And he claimed that the safeguard makes it “harder to convict someone for killing someone because of their sexuality than for their skin colour.”

Throughout his article Mr Miliband took pains to stress his commitment to the homosexual agenda.

He voiced his support for attempts to radically redefine the nature of marriage in the UK, and he praised a recent court ruling in California that ignored seven million voters on the issue of same-sex marriage.


However, critics fear that legalising same-sex marriage could cause a surge in litigation against those groups and individuals who hold to the traditional definition of marriage.

Mr Miliband also attacked the longstanding safeguard which blocks blood donations from men who have engaged in medically risky sex.


The National Blood Service has previously warned that overturning the current ban on donations would “result in a fivefold increase in the risk of HIV-infected blood entering the blood supply”.

Ed Miliband’s comments echo those of his brother David, who has also voiced his support for imposing a redefinition of marriage on society.

David Miliband, who is due to attend an event at a homosexual club next month as part of his campaign for the Labour leadership, described same-sex marriage as the “next step in our mission for equality”.


Earlier this month another of the Labour leadership candidates slammed a Christian registrar Lillian Ladele who was bullied at work and disciplined for her religious stance on homosexual civil partnerships.

Diane Abbott accused Miss Ladele of using her faith as a “cover for homophobia”, and declared that she was “in favour of same-sex marriage” and removing the safeguards on homosexual men giving blood.

And last month senior Lib Dem Simon Hughes predicted that full same-sex marriage will be legalised before the next general election.

Mr Hughes, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, made his remarks in a video interview with Yoosk, a website on which users can question important public figures.

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