The Herald reports:
Police have decided not to take any action against a West Auckland pastor who said gay people should be shot “through their head the moment they kiss”.
Which is the right thing to do. Saying offensive things is not something the criminal law should concern itself with.
It is a repugnant view. But so was the view of a former Labour MP that stoning gays is acceptable as it is in the Koran. And the view that apostates should be executed is equally repugnant.
This is exactly why we should not have such a law. Actions should be illegal, not speech except speech that directly incites violence.