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Newsline 27 March 2015

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“Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed by US Christian lawyer

“Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed by US Christian lawyer

News | Thu, 26 Mar 2015

A California lawyer has proposed a "Sodomite Suppression Act" and warned of "God's just wrath" should the state of California not put homosexuals to death.

The National Secular Society & Reverend Whittaker’s Apocalypse

The National Secular Society & Reverend Whittaker’s Apocalypse

It becomes clear that when religions lose their traditional privileges and power over the lives of others, they tend to lash out in the most absurd ways. Reverend Whittaker has done just that with his bizarre apocalyptic portrait of a secular state he just doesn't understand.

NSS Speaks Out

Executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in The Economist on the case of Michael Overd, a street preacher convicted and fined this week under the 1986 Public Order Act for using "threatening or abusive language" in a sermon. NSS president Terry Sanderson was also quoted on the case in Pink News and in The Freethinker. Communications officer Benjamin Jones was quoted in Christian Today discussing the case's implications for free speech.

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans was also quoted in Christian Today discussing the passage of the council prayers bill through parliament. He also had a letter published in reply to an extraordinary rant from a vicar complaining of an 'anti-religious secularist agenda' in his weekly column for the Hinckley Times.

The Christian Institute noted the NSS' concerns about Extremism Disruption Orders.

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