PETITION TO STRIKE OUT THE "PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH BILL"

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Fellow South Africans, our National Assembly have since tabled a bill as captioned above apparently for the prevention of hate crimes and hate speech. However on a closer inspection of the Bill being considered, we discover terrible and devastating implications for the rights and interest of Christians and generally the Gospel of Jesus Christ, whereby the said Bill seeks to surreptitiously persecute churches and Christians for merely believing and doing what the Bible teaches. 


It is expressly stated that some of the guiding principles of the proposed bill are derived from certain Constitutional provisions that implicate Christianity, Christians and Churches(As Jurist Persons Incorporated in the State) for example:


- Section 9 (3) and (4) that provides that the state or any person may not directly or indirectly unfairly discriminate against anyone on one or more grounds including Religion.


- Section 16 which promotes Freedom of expression and doesn't protect freedom of expression as far as advocacy of "hatred" based on among other things Religion.


- Section 8 (2) Which provides that the Bill of Rights binds both natural persons and Juristic persons (this includes Churches)


Now in the text of the proposed Bill, section 3 (1) thereof defines a "Hate Crime" as an act motivated by PREJUDICE/INTOLERANCE of another based on his religion or family's religion or just an association with a certain religion.


IN LIGHT OF THIS PROVISION IT WOULD BE A CRIME TO SAY TO ANYONE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY, IS THE ONLY TRUTH AND IS THE ONLY LIFE.
OR TO EVEN SAY TO SOMEONE THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOU SINS AND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED.

 

This is a cultured attack on Christianity and Christians in South Africa and all over the World that we must stand together as one voice against this tactical attack on the Word of God according to the Bible as well as the Freedom of Religion and Conscience of Christians. According to the provisions of the proposed Bill, Evangelism would be made illegal, whether one on one, by TV, on social media platforms, an even we cannot afford to allow to ensue.


Further devastatingly section 5 (1) empowers the victim to swear to a Victim Impact Statement (A special kind of Affidavit) that a court would accept as evidence against anyone or organisation accused of Hate Crime or Hate Speech. This means as long as anyone can express in writing and swear over it that a statement or communication by a Christian made them feel prejudiced or discriminated against can possibly use it to have some convicted for something like preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We cannot allow interests of Christianity to hang on the whims and caprices of individuals who may not have any good intentions for Christianity.


This is a call to all other Southern African People to join and support this petition because if it were to succeed in South Africa then other SADC nations may follow suit.


Sign the Petition below and stand against this atrocious attempt to hinder Christianity and violate the rights of Christians in such a stealthy manner.


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