Letter from the Oakington, Cambridgeshire,
Strict Baptist Church
Religious Offences Bill (HL Bill 39 53/1)
I am writing as a Baptist Minister on behalf
of my church and congregation to express our concern with regard
to some Sections of the a/m Bill.
In particular, we strongly object to any change
in the law regarding:
(a) blasphemy and blasphemous libel
(b) any distinct offence of disturbing a
religious service or religious devotions.
We have no objection to a proposed offence of
racial or religious hatred.
I trust your Committee will take our view into
29 June 2002