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October 18, 2012

Ingsoc: England Now Arresting People For Calling Scientology a "Cult;" Also Arrested Gay Advocates Protesting Islam's Stance on Homosexuality

Rowan Atkinson asks where this madness will end.

Mr Atkinson said: "The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult."

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Mr Atkinson said he hoped the repeal of Section 5 would pave the way for a move to "rewind the culture of censoriousness" and take on the "outrage industry - self-appointed arbiters of the public good encouraging outrage to which the police feel under terrible pressure to react".

Speaking at the Westminster launch of the campaign, he added: "The law should not be aiding and abetting the new intolerance."

A Christian preacher was also arrested, but the article doesn't mention the details of his SpeechCrime.

Arrayed against this law -- which is, literally, totalitarian -- is a group called "The Christian Institute" and something we need over in the states -- "Big Brother Watch."


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