A Scottish man has been sentenced to an 8-month prison term for sending out anti-Catholic messages over the internet.
As part of a campaign to eliminate sectarian animosities from the internet, a judge sentenced Stephen Birrell to prison, explaining that he wanted to send “a clear message to deter others.”
Birrell had admitted posting messages that referred to Catholics as “scumbags” and said that he hoped the fans of a soccer team popular among Catholics would “all die.”
Source: Catholic Culture
This is a good example of non-Christian remarks on Catholics, who crosses the borderline into what can be branded as criminal acts.
“Scumbag” is a word not found in the scriptures. And to wish people to “die” is a hate-crime.
Christians expose sin, and must use Biblical terminology to explain. We call people to repentance, and to submission to Jesus our Lord.
Not all anti-Catholicism is Christianity. People who love Jesus, wants sinners to be saved by Him. Just like our selves.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.