“Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it” (Albert Einstein)
Tell that to the highest court in the UK where the right of conscience NOT to participate in any way in the killing of unborn babies has been denied. Click on photo (left) to read the details in the case of the two Glasgow (Catholic) midwives whose conscientious objection to being forced to participate in the administration of abortions at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow has been dismissed.
This, of course, is only one of many examples of the way freedom of speech and conscience are being destroyed in these days of imagined greater tolerance and alleged diversity. Take the case of the pro-lifer who was convicted of harassing the manager of the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast and who has today been sentenced: ordered by a court not to go within 20 yards of the premises for the next five years.
Bernadette Smyth, 53, founder of the Precious Life movement and an internationally known anti-abortion campaigner, was also ordered by a judge to carry out 100 hours of community service. She must also pay £2,000 in compensation to Dawn Purvis, the manager of the Marie Stopes Clinic. Click on photo (right) to read more…
Meanwhile over on Facebook, the story of how a primary school teacher “came out” to his class, prompting a nine year old girl to write a letter to him saying how she wouldn’t treat him any differently, was discussed with the majority of contributors bending over backwards to say how “beautiful” it was. Read more about this story here
The conversation soon turned sour when one contributor dared to express concern that homosexuality was being promoted and children were being used to do this. The proponents of “diversity” soon became enraged and completely intolerant – calling the young man names, using crudities and even taking screen shots of his comments and emailing them to his place of work.
It’s quite clear that all the claims to value free speech and freedom of conscience in the countries of the UK are baloney. They fall into the category of “Yeah right”. The useful idiots can believe that mantra if they want. There are far too many examples of intolerance directed at anyone who dares to think outside the politically correct box and to challenge the immoral legislation imposed on us in recent years, for me to fall for that line. What about you? Tell us your experiences of challenging abortion legislation, homosexual “rights” etc. Or maybe you think we’ve no right to go against what “society” has deemed right and proper? Let’s hear it, then, because as far as I’m concerned, we’ve witnessed the death of free speech and freedom of conscience in the UK for some time now – there are just a few more examples in the news today – that’s all.