John Mason & Co support Free Speech

Without a trace of irony John Mason (who thinks Yes banners and Free Palestine t-shirts at football games should lead to prosecution) has tabled the following very commendable motion:

Motion S4M-12020: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2015
Freedom of Speech That the Parliament notes with great sadness the deaths at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo; considers that, while hatred of any group in society should be opposed, freedom of speech must be supported and protected; strongly believes that in a healthy society it should be possible for politicians and religions to be ridiculed and satirised however uncomfortable that might be for those who are the subject matter, and considers all deities and prophets well able to handle criticism and ridicule without human intervention.
Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Christine Grahame, Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Adam Ingram, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Roderick Campbell, Mike MacKenzie, Margaret McCulloch, Jean Urquhart, Murdo Fraser

FAC encourages all opponents of the Offensive Behaviour Act who are constituents of any of the above MSPs to congratulate them on this finely worded motion and ask when they plan to put it into effect in Scotland.

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