Let us stand for freedom of speech in Europe

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Let us stand for freedom of speech in Europe

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Let us stand for freedom of speech in Europe

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Freedom of speech in Europe is in great danger!

On 9 December 2021, the European Commission proposed to extend the list of EU crimes to hate speech and hate crimes.

If this proposal is accepted, your pro-life and pro-family voice will be shut down in all the EU and the Republic of Ireland. Sorry, but I must warn you about the upcoming danger: your right to free speech will be violated by public and private entities.

It's a tactic by the radical left to censor any dissent to their agenda worldwide. By changing the definition of what free speech means, they’ll strike a blow on our freedom to defend our opinions and beliefs… We are on the brink of being unplugged!

The debates are still going on, but the vote is inexorably coming. The next meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council will be in Luxembourg on 9 - 10 June 2022. We plan to persuade some delegates of the EU Member States to vote against the new hate speech laws and make them derail… But I need your help NOW!

If freedom of expression is suppressed, the system of government turns into totalitarian tyranny.

We are increasingly seeing how hate speech laws can be misused for persecuting people of different opinions. Biden administration in the US has announced its intent to establish a Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) to label information it does not like as disinformation. The Finnish pro-gender prosecutor persecuted the Christian politician Päivi Räsänen for her biblical views on marriage, family, and sexuality.

We have numerous examples of this in the UK, not least with our Campaign Director, Caroline Farrow who has been contacted by the police twice now in relation to misgendering. Several Christian pastors have found themselves under arrest for preaching the Gospel on the streets because the content is deemed 'hate speech and one woman was arrested in front of her children, put in jail and later convicted of hate speech for causing offence by misgendering a transgender activist before her conviction was overturned. 

We must stop it before it is too late!

The new hate speech laws proposed by the Commission to be added to Article 83(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) are very loosely worded and might be arbitrarily misused by some powerful groups e.g. pro-abortion and pro-gender politicians, judges, and activists.

Another problem is that we have no clear definition of what hate speech and hate crimes are. 

The radical left wants to have free hands to shut you down and censor the pro-life and pro-family voices! If they get away with this in the EU, they’ll feel entitled to impose the same censorship in the rest of the western countries, including the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

We are mobilizing thousands of citizens around the world to prevent the radical left in the EU from converting you into a criminal… But we have to move fast to convince the delegates since the vote session is expected on 9-10 June.

The situation is difficult, but we have hope.

For the introduction of the new hate speech laws, the delegates of the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg must unanimously vote.

It means that if we manage to persuade some delegates of the EU Member States to vote against the new hate speech laws, we can win and defend our freedom of speech.

However, if we fail, it might very easily and quickly happen that we will face judicial trials for our pro-life, pro-family, and pro-Christian opinions presented in public. Then, free Europe will be over.

I hope that this is not what you and I want. Let’s act NOW to avoid it.

Therefore, we need to speak up and defend freedom of speech before it is too late!

Please, sign our petition and stand for freedom of expression in Europe!

More information: 

Ireland to opt into EU wide hate speech ban

https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/2022/ireland-to-opt-in-to-eu-wide-hate-speech-ban

Komisia navrhuje rozšíriť zoznam trestných činov EÚ tak, aby zahŕňal nenávistné prejavy a trestné činy z nenávisti
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/sk/ip_21_6561

Rada pre spravodlivosť a vnútorné veci, 9. – 10. júna 2022
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/sk/meetings/jha/2022/06/09-10/

Rada pre spravodlivosť a vnútorné veci, 3. – 4. marca 2022
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/sk/meetings/jha/2022/03/03-04/

Extending EU crimes to hate speech and hate crime
https://ec.europa.eu/info/policies/justice-and-fundamental-rights/combatting-discrimination/racism-and-xenophobia/extending-eu-crimes-hate-speech-and-hate-crime_en#documents

We must protect free speech—Enough is enough!
https://europeanconservative.com/articles/commentary/enough-is-enough/

 
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