Skip to content

Archive site notice

You are viewing an archived copy of Christian Concern's website. Some features are disabled and pages may not display properly.

To view our current site, please visit

Extremism laws 'risk criminalising us all'

Printer-friendly version

Writing in The Telegraph this week, Philip Johnston criticises the government's counter-extremism proposals. He says that the government's definition of extremism is "so widely drawn that it will inevitably ensnare the wrong people."

He highlights opposing same-sex 'marriage' as one issue which is likely to lead to people being wrongly "arraigned under the law," pointing out that what was once a mainstream view is "now considered hateful and potentially criminal."

Related News:
Opposing same-sex 'marriage' - now illegal? 
Homosexuality comments could be sign of extremism, says Education Secretary

Related Coverage:
Laws against 'extremism' risk criminalising us all (Telegraph)