20. Hate Crimes

QUESTIONS:

1. What is a “hate” crime? Is there such a thing as a “love” crime?

2. Should a person be punished based upon what they did? Or should we add more punishment if they had a particular attitude while they did it?

3. What is hate speech? Should we be concerned that some people are now considering the Bible to be hate speech?

4. Ake Green, a pastor in Sweden was sentenced to a month in prison for preaching from Romans 1 that homosexuality is a sin. Should that concern us? (178)