Woman gets police visit after writing letter protesting gay pride parade

Great article at the UK, complete with this video. (H/T Weasel Zippers via ECM)

And here’s an excerpt from the story:

After witnessing a gay pride march, committed Christian Pauline Howe wrote to the council to complain that the event had been allowed to go ahead.

But instead of a simple acknowledgement, she received a letter warning her she might be guilty of a hate crime and that the matter had been passed to police.

[…]But Mrs Howe told the Sunday Telegraph her comments were an expression of her beliefs, not homophobia. She received a response from the council’s deputy chief executive, Bridget Buttinger, who said it was the local authority’s ‘duty… to eliminate discrimination of all kinds’.

She went on: ‘The content of your letter has been assessed as potentially being hate related because of the views you expressed towards people of a certain sexual orientation.

‘Your details and details of the contents of your letter have been recorded as such and passed to the police.’

This is actually pretty standard stuff – it happens all the time in Canada, and even in the United States. There is a conflict between the right to free speech and the right not to be offended by other people who disagree with your views.

3 thoughts on “Woman gets police visit after writing letter protesting gay pride parade”

  1. “and the right not to be offended by other people who disagree with your views. ”

    Unless of course you are a Christian in which case you have no right to be offended. Obviously this woman found the gay pride parade offensive, and apparently that isn’t HER right.

    These people on the left are a joke. They are full of inconsistencies and contradictions.

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