A Personal Comment on LGBTQI Can Cost You a Year in Prison

Norway has just passed a law making it illegal to criticize the LGBTQI movement in the privacy of one’s own home. Labeling it as ‘hate speech’ the Norwegian Parliament has established heavy fines and up to one year in jail for anyone found to have expressed opinions that are critical of the LGBTQI movement, even within the confines of their own private residence!

How the government will discover such ‘subversive’ and ‘politically incorrect’ speech is a matter of conjecture – presumable via disgruntled family members or friends who overhear them and report them to the police. The new law further stipulates that a person who is caught expressing anti-LGBTQI sentiment outside their home, even in private conversation, can be jailed for up to three years.

Norway has become the leading advocate for the LGBTQI movement within Europe over recent years and this new legislation further undermines the rights of free speech.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, commented that the United States is moving toward a similar crackdown on free speech, outlawing the expression of opinions that are deemed to be politically incorrect. He states that the movement to criminalize some aspects of free speech has become “a core value of the Democratic Party” in the US.

On his blog, Turley recently wrote: “Once a party that fought for free speech, the Democratic Party has become the party demanding Internet censorship and hate speech laws. Joe Biden has called for speech controls and recently appointed a transition Head for Agency Media Issues that is one of the most pronounced anti-free speech figures in the United States.”

What is truly worrying about all this, is the ease and speed with which such oppressive censorship of free speech has infiltrated Western society. Many nations which were once founded on the principles of freedom of thought and the free expression of diverse ideas and opinions are rapidly degenerating into Orwellian-like mono-philosophies which aggressively enforce conformity to a narrow official paradigm.

We are currently witnessing the evolution of a kind of compulsory group-think, the likes of which we once condemned in oppressive fascist regimes but which is now being blindly and even enthusiastically endorsed within the once free world.

What is at stake here is the very essence of what defines a free, democratic society. The kind of insidious speech criminalization and thought control that is currently escalating, seeks to undermine the basic rights upon which our Western society was founded. And once those rights are eroded or removed, it will be a long, difficult road to reinstate them.

Where will it all end?

Be careful what you say in your lounge room. Big brother is listening.

Kevin Simington

Published by Intentional Faith

Devoted to a Faith that Thinks

One thought on “A Personal Comment on LGBTQI Can Cost You a Year in Prison

  1. Not too long ago, I encountered a British man online who was a bit confused about the way that the Electoral College functions, and who was of the opinion that we really didn’t need it. When I told him that the purpose was to prevent the Tyranny of the Majority, he was completely lost. He didn’t know what that is. He also said that he didn’t think it was necessary because democracies inherently protect the rights of everyone. Once I’d explained the Tyranny of the Majority, I then pointed out how no one can criticize Islam in the UK, and how the laws all across Europe not only curtail the private ownership of firearms, but also tend to favor criminals in cases of self-defense. The fact of the matter is that the Founding Fathers knew that government is the natural enemy of liberty, and sought to ensure that we always had the tools necessary to prevent government from ever winning out. Sadly, those tools only function so long as We the People make use of them.


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