Friday, June 17, 2011
Scotland's First Minister Offers Bill To Halt Religious Hatred, But Proposed Legislation May Go Too Far
From the Guardian: Critics are accusing Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, of trying to push through legislation that would, among other things, criminalize the use of social media to foster religious hatred. A new bill being consider would classify as religious harassment singing offensive songs at sporting events or sending bigoted messages via the Internet. Both the Church of Scotland and the Law Society of Scotland say the bill may be overly broad. More here from the BBC.