It is almost inevitable that secularist societies will enact laws criminalizing what scripture commands. An obvious example of this are the so called “hate speech laws”. Since secularist societies cannot suppress false religions as they ought (due to their professed religious neutrality), they must go after all religions which preach “hate”. But ‘hate’ as defined by secularists would arguably include what Jesus and His Apostles preached, as well as what the Old Testament prophets preached. Here is an example from Britain, found in an article at
August 24, 2005
Acts of hate: full list of 'deportation' acts
The Home Office today published a list of "unacceptable behaviours" which will lead to the deportation or exclusion of any foreign national who commits them from the UK.
According to the Home Secretary the list is indicative rather than exhaustive and covers any non-UK citizen whether in the UK or abroad.
Cannot foment, justify, glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs
Cannot seek to provoke others to terrorist acts
Cannot foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts
Cannot foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.
Individuals who do the above by any means or medium are caught by the legislation, including:
- writing, producing, publishing or distributing material;
- public speaking including preaching
- running a website