Theologian Dr Stuart Lange comments on the proposed law changes and suggests some ammendments.
Click here to read Stuart Lange’s paper published by the NZ Christian Network.
The Government’s consultation document is here.
Bishop Peter made the following comments this week;
No one wants hateful speech in the public arena or social media and everyone wants to be able to speak freely without fearing prosecution for something which offends but which is not hateful. My own personal view is that existing laws deal with the problem the proposed new law deals with and, with a number of Christian leaders and political leaders, I am concerned that new legislation will inhibit the ability of prophets in society to speak “truth to power.”