Stonewall, the gay rights charity, is strongly backing Clause 58, the legislation that would outlaw "homophobic hate speech". It denies that the measure is aimed at comedy poking fun at homosexuals - and I agree. I reckon Clause 58 is a thinly veiled attack on gay-bashing by Muslims and sections of the black community.

As Stonewall say: "The new offence will tackle serious acts of hatred directed towards lesbian and gay people. These include homophobic song lyrics, available to buy in Britain, which encourage the torture and murder of gay people and violently homophobic publications and websites, available to the general public."

In other words, acts of hatred by certain black reggae artists and Muslim radical clerics.

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