Why Hate Shouldn’t Be a Crime

The passage of C-250 in the Canadian Parliament this spring pushed hate crime legislation to new extremes. Can one be against hate crimes, yet still oppose hate crime laws? Here are three good reasons we must resist this trend.
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I am against hate crimes, but I also am against hate crime laws for three reasons. First, they criminalize thought, not behavior. Second, they do not protect individuals, but rather select classes of people. Third, they actually encourage hostility towards one group of people, Christians.