If you said something on your website about your own personal beliefs and had someone tell you to apologize for it - would you? Well, in this case that you can read about in The Age two pastors are now being told that they can appeal over "vilification claims".
What were those "vilification claims"?
TWO Christian pastors found to have vilified Muslims under Victoria's religious hatred law have been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.
However, what is very telling is this comment from an observer.
Outside the court, Nalliah said it was a day to smile. But he said he was amazed that the pastors were sued when they constantly told everyone who heard them to love Muslims.
So the Pastors told everyone to love the Muslims, and yet they are being told now to do the following.
The court granted a stay on an order by Judge Michael Higgins that the pastors, Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot, and Catch the Fire Ministries make public apologies through advertisements in The Age and Herald Sun, which would cost up to $68,000. But they left in place the orders that the pastors not repeat the allegedly offending material in Victoria or in Australia.
If you are a ministry and believed one set of religious beliefs, and you practiced them, would you apologize?