- Feb 27, 2021
The Scottish government should withdraw parts of a hate crime bill because of the risk it will lead to the prosecution of people solely for disagreeing with gender ideology and same-sex marriage, said Catholic and Protestant leaders.
Scottish Catholics are being urged to make their voices heard as the government considers making temporary provisions for home abortions permanent after the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
Treating sex as a commodity “devalues the dignity of the human person,” the Scottish bishops said in a consultation challenging men’s demand for prostitution being conducted by the Scottish government.
Scotland’s government should heed Pope Francis’s call to “foster encounter and to seek convergence on at least some issues” as it debates hate crime legislation, according to Bishop Jopseph Toal of Motherwell.