Dr Stuart Lange presents his oral submission on behalf of NZ Christian Network to the Justice Select Committee. NZ Christian Network's submission was also highlighted on Radio New Zealand's Midday News on 15 September.
Dr Stuart Lange’s submission (on behalf of NZCN) and suggested additional clause for the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill currently before Parliament
Dr Stuart Lange explains the problems with this Bill and suggests a highly necessary additional clause that would help address these issues.
What is behind the proposed “hate speech” laws, and why do they matter?
As Christians, we absolutely oppose all violence and incitements to violence. But what is proposed goes far beyond incitements to violence, and also criminalises speech that is considered by some to be hateful or offensive.
Freedom to believe and practice religious faith is considered a basic human right. But it has not always been so.