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Am I an enemy of free speech

Following my recent article on the proposed visit of Franklin Graham to Blackpool, a number of people have suggested that I am guilty of wanting to censor or restrict the right to free speech. I don’t think I am. In fact, in other articles and opinions I have been somewhat critical of restrictions on so called ‘Hate Speech.’ There is, I believe a very fine line to be trod. I should perhaps say right at the beginning, that I would not wish to censor anyone who would wish to challenge or even decry my religious views. Also, I respect entirely, any individual’s right to believe and state what they believe. Mr Graham is perfectly entitled to his views. The right to freedom of expression is cruci

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