The “utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist” Gaystapo thwarted.


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BREAKING CASE NEWS: Victory for C hristian registrar dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex ‘marriages’


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Civil Registrar, Margaret



Paul Diamond
Standing Counsel to the
Christian Legal CentreA Christian registrar who was sacked for indicating she would not be willing to conduct same-sex weddings has been reinstated after a successful appeal.

Margaret Jones (54), a Senior D eputy Registrar at Bedford register office, was asked by her employers in 2013 whether her Christian beliefs would prevent her from conducting same-sex weddings in light of the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act.

On 28 March 2014, just one day before the first same-sex ‘marriages’ were due to be performed in the UK, Margaret had a meeting with management and confirmed that, as a Christian, she believed marriage can only be between one man and one woman. She said she would be unwilling to conduct same-sex weddings as she “would not be able to say the words and be sincere.” At the meeting, Margaret was told the council’s position was that she either perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or resign.
In April 2014, a formal investigation was launched after Margaret was accused of “gross misconduct”. It was alleged that her refusal to conduct same-sex weddings was in breach of her role and amounted to a failure to follow management instruction.

Margaret went through an internal disciplinary process and explained that whilst she could not perform same-sex weddings, she would be willing to register the marriages and deal with administrative tasks. &n bsp;She explained that since every marriage ceremony requires two members of staff – one to conduct and one to register – she could simply register the marriage, with the result that no couple would be denied a service.

In May 2014, Margaret was dismissed on the basis that her refusal to perform same-sex weddings breached equality laws and “brought the council into disrepute”. At the time of her sacking, Margaret’s shifts did not coincide with any pre-booked same-sex weddings, which meant she had not refused to perform the same-sex wedding of an actual couple.

“As I have not done anything wrong, I am being sacked for my belief, not my actions,” she said.

But last month, Margaret’s appeal against her dismissal was upheld unanimously by a panel of Central Bedfordshire Council Members. The panel decided that the council had not fully investigated ways of accommodating Margaret’s religious beliefs and that evidence had been found that in other cases “informal custom and practice arrangements had been developed in order to accommodate individual staff situations.”

In a letter reversing Margaret’s dismissal, the council said its appeal panel had decided that further consideration could have been given at the disciplinary hearing to ways of accommodating her “deeply held religious beliefs.” The letter informed Margaret she would be reinstated with no financial loss and that any reference to gross misconduct would be “expunged from all records.”

Paul Diamond, Standing Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), which has supported Margaret over the issue said: “All good employers should follow this precedent, and practising Christians should no longer fear expressing their beliefs.”

Andrea Williams, CEO of the CLC, said: “For several years, with your support, we have stood with those who have suffered unnecessarily as a result of equalities legislation, pressing for the reasonable accommodation of Christian beliefs in the workplace in both domestic and European courts.

“We hope that employers begin to demonstrate a greater understanding of what it means to be a Christian. The council’s decision is an encouragement to Christians to stand calmly but boldly in the public sphere.”

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Wonderful News!! True believers continue to quit functional atheist Church of Scotland



Two ministers quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination
Posted by: Dan Littauer



Lochcarron Church of Scotland

Two ministers have quit the Church of Scotland, over the ordination of gay ministers, leaving the Western Highlands with only one full minister, reported STV, on Tuesday.
Rev David Macleod, of the Lochcarron, Applecross and Torridon parish, and Rev Roddy MacRae, of Glenelg and Kintail, decided to leave over what they described as the church’s continuing “drift from the teachings of the Bible.”
The two specifically signalled out the ordination of LGBTI ministers and the Kirk ‘s partnership with the Humanist Society of Scotland to lobby for religious observance in schools to be replaced with a “time for reflection,” as reasons for their departure.
In addition they also indicated they felt uncomfortable about growing support for assisted death in the church.
The ministers applied to join the Free Church of Scotland, leaving Portree’s minister the Rev Sandor Fazakas as the only serving full-time Kirk minister in the Western Highlands.
Rev Macleod, said: “Over the past few years I have found myself to be theologically less and less aligned with the Church of Scotland.
“I find myself now to have more in common with other denominations.
“I say this with a heavy heart and with much grief but I do not believe that I can continue in the context in which I find myself.”
While Rev MacRae, stated: “I have been wrestling with this in prayer for quite some time now, and although I have a heavy heart, it makes sense to join a denomination with like-minded people where I can be fully supported.”
Church of Scotland acting principal clerk George Whyte that the Kirk regrets their departure and is working to find replacements for vacant minister posts, with an upward recruitment tend of 14 new ministers this year alone.
The debate over the ordination of same-sex clergy was highlighted by the media in 2009 when openly gay Rev Scott Rennie was appointed to Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen in 2009.
Ten ministers have now left the Kirk joining the Free Church of Scotland.
Speaking with KaleidoScot, openly gay Church of Scotland minister Scott Rennie said: “Its a source of great sadness that anyone in ministry ever leaves the Kirk, whatever the reason.
“However, there are a number of people who will have been encouraged to train for ministry in a broad and more inclusive church. At the end of the day the Church of Scotland has always been that broad and national church – a church for all the people of Scotland.”

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Another BIG FAT LIE – probably for the money .


Clearly not all  LGBT activists  “lie  through  their  teeth”  about  so-called   “homophobic”  violence  and  killings  but  some  do.  LGBT  activists  need  to  do  like  some  of  the  Ugandans  have  done  and  expose  the  liars.



American Organizations Sought Thousands Off Unsubstantiated Story Of Stoning Of LGBT Ugandans
American groups sent out a fundraising appeal over the weekend claiming LGBT people had been stoned to death. But Ugandan activists say there is no evidence that ever happened.
posted on Aug. 21, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.



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A participant at a Ugandan pride event, August 9, 2014. Stringer / Reuters


Ugandan LGBT rights activists are calling for a government investigation into claims made by two American organizations in a fundraising appeal that six LGBT people were stoned to death in rural Uganda last week.
The calls comes after the leading legal group working with LGBT people in Uganda, the Human Rights Awareness and Protection Forum (HRAPF), sent five investigators to the Buyende District where the attacks were alleged to have taken place — and found no evidence to substantiate the claims. The Ugandan activists said they felt the need to call for further investigation because the American organizations sent out their fundraising appeal even after being told that the claims don’t hold up, a publicity campaign that attracted the attention of government authorities and local reporters.
“This has turned out very sensitive here,” said Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda in an email to other LGBT activists shared with BuzzFeed. Anti-LGBT activists in Uganda have long alleged that LGBT people are exaggerating the dangers in the country in order to extract money from Western donors, and this case appears to provide perfect ammunition.
“Since the people behind the story stand [behind] it, we have decided to ask the higher authorities in the Ugandan police to investigate,” Mugisha said.
The alleged incident was publicized in a an urgent fundraising appeal for $5,500 dated August 16 for the Friends New Underground Railroad, an initiative affiliated with a Quaker congregation in Olympia, Washington that has been raising money since April to help LGBT Ugandans flee anti-LGBT violence in the country. Their appeal went out on joint letterhead with the Safe Passage Fund, a separate fundraising project started this spring by the American journalist Anne-Christine d’Adesky that has been supporting the Railroad’s work. Overall, the Railroad has raised and spent more than $40,000 in this work, its organizers say.
The release claimed “several Ugandan activists” had told the group that five LGBT people were stoned to death over the previous week in an unspecified “rural zone of the country.” A sixth was said to have burned to death after surviving being stoned, while a seventh person died of head trauma in a separate mob attack.
The stoning claim, in particular, triggered immediate skepticism among human rights activists working in the country. While Uganda is a dangerous country for LGBT people, stonings are virtually unheard of. The story seemed to play more to stereotypes about anti-LGBT violence in Africa and elsewhere than to the reality of threats facing LGBT people in Uganda.
“There are cases of mob justice [in Uganda], but its not usually an organized stoning like in the Bible and in Nigeria,” said Adrian Jjuuko, executive director of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, a legal organization that handles many LGBT rights cases and lead the legal task force of organizations during the suit that led to the defeat of Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Act in the Constitutional Court on August 1. “That’s how I first smelled a rat, that maybe is something is not right.”
Jjuuko’s organization dispatched a team of three lawyers and two paralegals to investigate the attacks on August 13 after learning of the attacks from the organizers of the Friends New Underground Railroad. The investigators went to the Buyende District, about a two-hour drive to the west of the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Even before they left, they discovered one of the towns where the attacks were said to take place did not exist in government records, and found none of the locals had heard of it when they arrived. Police in the two towns they visited reported no murders of any adults in the previous week — the only known murder in that period was a case of a one-year-old child killed by its mother. No one except that child had been buried in the area, either. They asked people on the street and the drivers of the motorcycle taxis that are Ugandan’s major form of daily transportation whether they’d heard of mob attacks, and they could only recall a case that was around a year old in which a man had been beaten when he tried to build on top of a community well.
With no leads, Jjuuko wrote in an email summarizing the investigation to other LGBT activists, his organization “has decided to put this at rest.” But, he continued, because the Friends New Underground Railroad’s organizers “has issued a press release on the incident [and] they seem to imply that they still stand by their story …. we have brought this to the intention of the police leadership and we hope they will take on the investigation from this stage.”
While the Friends New Underground Railroad’s organizers did provide some information about the attacks — including photographs purported to be of the victims — Jjuuko wrote that his effort was hampered by their unwillingness to cooperate. “None of those who claimed that this took place agreed to share any contacts of witnesses with the team,” Jjuuko wrote. “Indeed they were even hostile that HRAPF had decided to intervene.”
Friends New Underground Railroad’s coordinators would not provide any additional information despite repeated requests from BuzzFeed to substantiate the claims of the attacks. Sharing information beyond that contained in the fundraising appeal might expose their “conductors” or other LGBT Ugandans they work with to further danger, said one of the group’s coordinators, Gabi Clayton.
“I understand that it is an unsubstantiated hate crime, and I don’t know what to tell you except that we’re going to release information as we’re asked, but we can’t do that now because we’re protecting peoples lives,” Clayton said in a phone interview from Washington.
Friends New Underground Railroad has operated in extreme secrecy since it emerged in April, causing concerns among human rights activists with experience in Uganda. The group’s only organizer with experience in international relief work would not reveal his real name even to Ugandan activists, taking the name of one of the Quakers active in the American South before the Civil War, Levi Coffin II. Coffin said that this was because his other work would be jeopardized if he was linked to LGBT rights work.
In an email exchange obtained by BuzzFeed, Coffin told Jjuuko that he would not provide the contact information of any witnesses to the alleged stonings, though the group has also expressed frustration that human rights organizations are not taking their reports of violence seriously.
“Let me make this clear: none of you, not even [Anne-Christine d’Adesky of the Safe Passage Fund] will have any direct contact through us with any of our conductors. Security risks are far too great,” Coffin said wrote on August 12. He also said he would not put Jjuuko’s investigators in touch with the witnesses to the alleged stoning.
“The contacts were all in agreement that they will not talk with you, nor meet with you,” Coffin wrote. “One said he would take you on a tour to the place when he believes it is safe to do so. Which is not now. There are far too many people in hiding in this area.”
But the emphasis on extreme secrecy strikes Ugandan activists as odd. Americans, none of whom have ever worked in Uganda, are telling Ugandans that they have a greater awareness of the dangers than the activists who live and work there.
“That crisis that has been created — that there is so much of a security crisis that gays are being beaten at every corner — that one, I can assure you that that is a complete lie,” said Jjuuko.
Now Ugandan activists want this matter cleared up as fast as possible.
“It’s making us look really bad,” said Clare Byarugaba, co-coordinator of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, the network opposing anti-LGBT legislation in the country.
“It’s very problematic for us as a community” Byarugaba said, to look like “we are forwarding cases to make the government look bad and to raise money from the US and all these other countries.”
This post has been changed to provide more details about the Friends New Underground Railroad’s fundraising. Aug. 22, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.

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Another BIG FAT LIE – Lying about “homophobic violence ” as per usual


Ugandan Activists Doubt Claims of Death by Stoning 

Mainline LGBT activists doubt the claims and worry that false reports will provide ammunition for homophobic forces looking to rally others against LGBT Ugandans. 


AUGUST 26 2014 3:52 PM ET

Ugandan demonstrators protest the overturning of the country’s draconian antigay law by the Constitutional Court.

A prominent Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization has asked local authorities to investigate claims from a pair of American organizations that recently launched fundraising efforts around claims that LGBT Ugandans have been stoned to death, reportsBuzzFeed.

Confusion, secrecy, and doubt surround the claims, from U.S.-based Friends New Underground Railroad and Safe Passage Fund, alleging that seven LGBT Ugandans had been subjected to stoning, with five reportedly dying as a direct result of the practice. The sixth victim allegedly was burned to death after surviving the stoning, the seventh reportedly died of injuries sustained in a separate attack. 

Several prominent activists believe those claims may be false and could play into the hands of homophobic forces rallying support in the east African country.

“There are cases of mob justice [in Uganda], but it’s not usually an organized stoning like in the Bible and in Nigeria,” Ugandan activist Adrian Jjuuko told BuzzFeed. Jjuuko is executive director of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, a group at the forefront of the successful legal challenge to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was invalidated on a legal technicality by the country’s Constitutional Court August 1.

“That’s how I first smelled a rat, that maybe is something is not right,” Jjuuko said, referring to the claims of death by stoning, which appears to be a practice uncommon in Ugandan society. BuzzFeed reports that stoning is virtually unheard of in Uganda.

The specific claims of the two American groups in question notwithstanding, false claims of abuse and executions of LGBT Ugandans — whether by foreign or domestic groups — play into the hands of the same homophobic forces responsible for the enactment of the draconinan law, which imposed lifetime prison sentences on many LGBT people and lengthy jail terms on friends, family, neighbors, and landlords who did not report known LGBT people to authorities. Ugandan LGBT rights activists pointed out that foes of equality in east Africa have long said that claims of violence against LGBT people are vastly exaggerated, so false reports could undermine LGBT equality supporters’ credibility.

“This has turned out very sensitive here,” Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, wrote in an email to other LGBT activists, which was shared with BuzzFeed. “Since the people behind the story stand [behind] it, we have decided to ask the higher authorities in the Ugandan police to investigate.”

Jjuuko’s group actually sent emissaries to investigate the stoning claims and came up with no evidence to corroborate them. Officials with the organization interviewed dozens of people, including motorcycle taxi drivers, village officials, and others in the locales closest to where the New Friends Underground Railroad said the deaths had taken place. The Quaker group, which is based in Washington State, accompanied its report of alleged stoning deaths with an urgent call for $5,500 in donations.

But according to Jjuuko’s organization, one of the villages New Friends Underground Railroad described does not even exist.

For its part, New Friends Underground Railroad says it must operate under extreme secrecy in order to protect the lives of its constituents in Uganda.

“I understand that it is an unsubstantiated hate crime, and I don’t know what to tell you except that we’re going to release information as we’re asked, but we can’t do that now because we’re protecting peoples lives,” New Friends Underground Railroad coordinator Gabi Clayton told BuzzFeed‘s J. Lester Feder in a phone interview.  

Another New Friends organizer, described by BuzzFeed as the group’s only member with “experience in international relief work,” goes by the pseudonym of American Civil War-era Quaker activist Levi Coffin II.

“Let me make this clear: none of you … will have any direct contact through us with any of our conductors,” Coffin said in an August 12 email obtained by BuzzFeed. “Security risks are far too great. … The contacts were all in agreement that they will not talk with you, nor meet with you. One said he would take you on a tour to the place when he believes it is safe to do so. Which is not now. There are far too many people in hiding in this area.”

Yet even as Coffin’s sources say they are “in hiding,” a small and invitation-only LGBT Pride event recently went off without violence or police harassment in broad daylight alone the shores of Lake Victoria.

There is no word yet on how the Ugandan police investigation into the American groups’ claims is expected to unfold.

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Are the reasons for Javed Jaghai’s withdrawal from the case true or the usual LGBT approach to facts?


Buggery Law No Longer on Trial in Jamaica

A man has withdrawn his Supreme Court case against Jamaica’s antigay law out of fear for his safety.


AUGUST 30 2014 1:20 PM ET

A rally held in support of Jamaica’s antigay law.

A Jamacian says he is dropping a legal challenge to the country’s buggery laws out of fear for the safety of his family and himself.

Javed Jaghai said he’s received death threats since bringing his case before the Supreme Court, which would have considered the constitutionality of Jamaica’s law against gay sex. Dating back to 1864, the Jamaican law is a relic of British rule. It provides 10 years hard labor for “the abominable crime of buggery” and criminalizes male-to-male sex acts.

Despite previous promises by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller that her government would lead a review and a possible effort to repeal Jamaica’s brutal buggery law, which criminalizes homosexuality, for now at least, it appears the law will stand. If a recent rally and the death threats against Jaghai and the LGBT youth forced to live in sewers are any indicators, a significant number of Jamaicans are passionate about maintaining societal homophobia on the island nation.

“We appreciate what Jaghai has had to endure and recognize his bravery in bringing this case forward in the first place,” said Human Rights First’s Shawn Gaylord in a statement. Still, “We are disappointed that this important case will not be heard by Jamaica’s Supreme Court, especially since the very law being challenged has helped to create the climate of discrimination and violence that has led to the withdrawal of the case.”

Human Rights First urged the United States and allies of LGBT rights to continue “continue to partner with Jamaican activists and expand efforts to promote the human rights of the Jamaican LGBT community.”

The now dead court case was based on the plaintiff’s claim that he was unlawfully evicted from the place where he lived for being gay because the eviction was based on a violation of his privacy. It would have argued the buggery law itself violates Jamaica’s constitutionally protected privacy laws.

“The court case challenging the constitutionality of the buggery law would have been instrumental in achieving progress toward equality for LGBT Jamaicans, regardless of its outcome,” said Angeline Jackson, co-founder of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica. She hopes individuals and organizations that had supported the Supreme Court case will refocus their efforts on other fights. “Though constitutional and legal challenges are important steps toward the transformations toward equality that we seek in Jamaica,” said Jackson, “we must never forget that another aspect of this process is changing hearts and minds — something that will not be achieved through court cases alone.”

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Should Jamaican prisoners in be encouraged to “cry gay”

“Stupid is as stupid does”

The flawed  thinking  of  LGBT activists  and  their supporters may  again  be  on show in  the story below.

Whilst the details  are sketchy it is possible  that the British authorities are more sympathetic to the not infrequent  BIG FAT LIE about homophobic attacks in Jamaica than heterosexual family life in England. 


The criminal who cried gay


Sunday, August 31, 2014


The British legal system now seems to take it for granted that a homosexual’s life is not safe in Jamaica.

Another story has erupted in the British press about a Jamaican criminal escaping deportation because he claims to be a homosexual.

This week the Daily Mail has reported on the case of 55-year-old Alvin Brissett. He originally came to Britain from Jamaica when he was 13. Since then he has had 18 convictions for theft, three for possession of drugs, and four for assault. So he is not just a young man who has made mistakes. He can reasonably be described as a career criminal.

In 1993, he received a seven-year sentence for robbery. In 2004 he received a 12-month sentence for theft and threatening behaviour. Finally, in 2009, after he had been jailed once again for a street attack, the British authorities decided to end his lifelong career of criminality on British soil by deporting him to Jamaica.

But Brissett has two children born in Britain. It is not known whether he brought them up or has even spent much time with them. But the existence of the two children apparently made it possible for Brissett to fight the deportation on the basis of human rights law and his right to family life. However, eventually all his appeals failed and, in March 2011, the British Home Secretary Theresa May signed a deportation order. It all seemed to be over for Mr Brissett.

But at the very last minute, when he was in handcuffs in the back of a police van on the way to Gatwick Airport, he suddenly announced that he was a homosexual. He went on to argue that they could not send him back to Jamaica because he would be persecuted. The police apparently turned the van around, there and then. He has since gone through a whole series of further legal proceedings and has now won the right to stay in Britain.

It is not clear whether he eventually won the right to stay on the basis that he was gay. But the case has excited a lot of comment in the British media and raises a number of questions. Jamaicans might wonder why someone who came to Britain when he was 13 should be deported to Jamaica anyway. Many Jamaicans would argue that his career of crime is the responsibility of the UK. This is not an argument that would find much favour with British voters. And, if Brissett still has Jamaican nationality, Britain would be within its rights to deport him.

Brissett is part of a larger problem for the British authorities. The prisons here have over 85,000 occupants and are full to bursting. Over 10,000 of the prisoners are foreign nationals, and periodically British politicians threaten to deport them. But it is easier said than done. Most of the countries involved are reluctant to take the prisoners back and, so far, the British have been unsuccessful in forcing countries to accept them.

Invariably, the prisoners themselves do not want to go back to their country of origin because, however bad, conditions in British prisons are better than prisons at home. One of the largest groups of foreign prisoners used to be Jamaicans. But, in recent months, they have been overtaken by prisoners from Eastern European countries like Poland.

But a case like Alvin Brissett’s still excites a lot of attention. Brissett may or may not be homosexual. It is striking that he only decided to announce this having gone through innumerable legal processes. But Jamaicans need to reflect on the fact that the British legal system now seems to take it for granted that a homosexual’s life is not safe in Jamaica. Work clearly needs to be done to affirm Jamaica’s commitment to human rights.

Diane Abbott is the British Labour Party MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington.

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A Correction : LGBT activists did not introduce the concept of hate speech.


Testifyingtotruth  would  like  to thank  a  young LGBT activist for pointing out an error  in a recent post :

“Atheism is internally incoherent, Homosexuality is illogical, same sex marriage stupid and the great value of free speech to say so” which was posted on  August 27th.


The  error  is that  LGBT activists  did  not  introduce  the concept  of hate  speech  laws  but rather simply  and,  reasonably  from the perspective  of  their  struggle used  changes  in the laws  which integrated  sexual  orientation.  The  concept  of  hate  speech  existed  in a number  of  jurisdictions  with respect to race and  religion, sexual orientation was  a subsequent addition.


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The  following  is  an email from this young  activist  who  quite correctly  pointed  out  the  error.


“Further in order to stifle criticism and intellectual critique the LGBT activists introduced into law the concept of hate speech knowing that restriction of speech automatically restricts assess to truth.

No. LGBT activists didn’t create the concept of hate speech laws. They’ve existed long before you were aware of them.

“In England, Wales, and Scotland, the Public Order Act 1986 prohibits, by its Part 3, expressions of racial hatred, which is defined as hatred against a group of persons by reason of the group’s colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origins. Section 18 of the Act says:
A person who uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, is guilty of an offence if—
(a) he intends thereby to stir up racial hatred, or
(b) having regard to all the circumstances racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby.
Offences under Part 3 carry a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment or a fine or both.

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 amended the Public Order Act 1986 by adding Part 3A. That Part says, “A person who uses threatening words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, is guilty of an offence if he intends thereby to stir up religious hatred.” The Part protects freedom of expression by stating in Section 29J:
Nothing in this Part shall be read or given effect in a way which prohibits or restricts discussion, criticism or expressions of antipathy, dislike, ridicule, insult or abuse of particular religions or the beliefs or practices of their adherents, or of any other belief system or the beliefs or practices of its adherents, or proselytising or urging adherents of a different religion or belief system to cease practising their religion or belief system.

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