It doesn’t happen overnight.

Even though far too many people are under that illusion.

It doesn’t happen in large places at first.

It begins in smaller, less noticeable, even never thought of places. So to become accepted, entrenched, and like an invasive destructive weed as soon as the winds of change blow it travels on the air falling everywhere taking root and spreading.

It always appears as something shiny, new, improved, making the world a better place.

It always paints itself as just, and right, and how people ought to proceed.

And yet it is always only further steps down the dark path where all the walking dead bump about each other in the darkness deluded they are enlightened and the path they are on leads to Utopia!

While no Nirvana or paradise pursued or attempted to be created by man will ever be found.

All all the hubbub and noise and lying hot winds do is lead to the second death and eternal pain and suffering.

What is it?

The next so-called good idea?

What is it REALLY?

The beguiling, lying, seductive appearing beautiful and speaking oh so well, all the right words with sparkles and bangles and sugar and spice and everything nice — subtle voice of EVIL.

The voice that emanates from only one source into the hearts and minds of people.

IT is the constant never-ceasing work of the devil. And all his ministers serving him. Appearing as angels of light to delude, seduce, and keep people in their blind dark stupors, kept from the truth.

Forget about waking up and smelling the coffee. Coffee brewing is the least of the things to smell what’s going on all round here!

Wake up and smell the sin. Smell the erosion and rot now accepted. Wake up and feel the sin in the air. A sin now so pervasive one can feel it and almost be wearing it as they move about daily.

 

Ken Pullen

Friday, July 31st, 2020

ACP — A Crooked Path

 

 

Scottish Police Federation: ‘Hate crime Bill could result in thought police’

 

31 July 2020

Reprinted from The Christian Institute

 

The Scottish Police Federation has slammed the Scottish Government’s controversial hate crime Bill, warning that it would significantly increase the police’s workload and damage freedom of speech.

The organisation, which represents 98% of the country’s police officers, said that the Bill would see “officers policing speech and would devastate the legitimacy of the police in the eyes of the public”.

The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill would criminalise ‘stirring up hatred’ against people on the basis of certain ‘protected characteristics’, including religion, sexuality, and transgender identity. There would be no need to show that stirring up hatred had been intended, or actually happened.

Paralysing

Calum Steele, General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation, said: “The Bill would move even further from policing and criminalising of deeds and acts to the potential policing of what people think or feel, as well as the criminalisation of what is said in private.”

devastate the legitimacy of the police in the eyes of the public

He added that laws are already in place to tackle criminal conduct, and the Bill will, if passed, “paralyse freedom of expression for both individuals and organisations by threatening prosecution for the mere expression of opinion which may be unpopular.

“Individuals, organisations, or others with an interest in doing so could shut down debate on important matters by simply labelling it criminal hatred.”

‘Extreme danger’

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland is also opposing the legislation, warning that if the freedom to disagree is not protected “we risk becoming an intolerant, illiberal society”.

In its submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee, the Roman Catholic bishops said that their belief that biological sex is unchangeable would not be protected under the Bill.

Liam Kerr, the Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, called on the Scottish Government to amend the “deeply flawed bill”, saying: “Lawyers, police officers and a wide range of civic organisations have now expressed serious reservations about the scope and effect of this legislation.”

Vague

Last week, the Law Society of Scotland set out its reasons for why the legislation would restrict free speech.

Responding to the Scottish Parliament’s consultation, the professional body for Scottish solicitors criticised the Bill’s “vagueness” and the low threshold for committing a ‘hate crime’, saying it could censor the free expression of opinion.

President Amanda Millar said: “We have real concerns that certain behaviour, views expressed, or even an actor’s performance, which might well be deemed insulting or offensive, could result in a criminal conviction under the terms of the Bill as currently drafted.”

Also see:

Holyrood, Scottish Parliament
Scottish Labour: ‘Hate crime Bill could threaten free speech’

Academic: ‘Scots must oppose proposed hate crime law’

Scots QC: ‘Hate crime Bill could criminalise comedy’

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