Pressure groups have been influencing local authorities in the UK to “no-platform” speakers at various evangelical church events. As a result, conference venue booking contracts have been broken. A Reading shopping centre has refused to renew the initial lease for one of America’s largest fast-food restaurants. Pressure groups have demonstrated outside the restaurant because the chain makes charitable donations to organisations (including the Salvation Army) that they object to.
What value has free speech if can only be exercised by people we agree with? What has the Bible to teach us about free speech and how to use it?