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The Meaning of “Hate Speech” by Tom North
Andrew Bolt (Herald Sun, October 1, 2016) points out that “hate speech” is taking a mutated meaning. A Perth woman seeing people posting “anti-marriage equality” stickers on a sign that she was standing in front of said: “Does anyone by chance know who is responsible for this hatred? I’d love to speak to them.” Yes, it was a rhetorical question. This is a common point of view of the “Yes” approach.
The sign said “Keep Marriage Man and Woman.” This sentiment, held by the vast majority of the human race throughout time, has now been regarded by proponents of the “new morality” as hate speech. But there is no point arguing with them: call it “late for dinner,” it will be opposed. “Hate” is fast losing any emotional impact it once had.