An article worth reprinting in full:
Playing with fire by Andrew Bolt
The finding against two Catch the Fire pastors is a deeply disturbing glimpse into Victoria's politically correct future.
22 Dec 2004
HOW odd that a Christian pastor has been found guilty of vilifying Islam after quoting the Koran.
Is this really what Premier Steve Bracks intended with his absurd racial and religious vilification law?
Pastor Daniel Scot and Pastor Danny Nalliah were last week found to have committed religious vilification after the first trial under this new law.
Judge Michael Higgins found Scot offended by quoting the Koran in a way that got "a response from the audience at various times in the form of laughter".
Yes, Scot made his audience of 250 Christians laugh at Islam. He didn't inspire them to burn a mosque, shout insults at Muslims, plant bombs or paint nasty slogans on fences.
He just made the audience laugh. And that in Victoria is now a crime.
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