Church of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, justified the restriction of free speech and chastised the use of terms that offend younger generations, such as “snowflake”. He also suggested that the younger generations would be more open to restricting speech because they are more concerned with the protection of minorities.
While addressing the House of Lords on Friday, Welby discussed the dangers of freedom of speech. “We hear much nonsense of the snowflake generation who seek safety. Younger generations are more concerned than their older counterparts about the safety and protection of minorities and more willing to call for restrictions on speech to achieve this,” said Welby. “The way I can remember minorities being addressed 40 to 50 years ago shows that more concern about safety then would have been a good thing. Freedom of speech sometimes means freedom for the powerful to bully and abuse.”
Welby also admonished “conspiracy theorists” who spread misinformation around the vaccine, using those who oppose the jab as examples of why we should censor speech.
The argument Welby makes here aligns with that of the woke mob who aim to extinguish all opposing views. They are trying to treat all dissent from their agenda as if it were a criminal offense.
This “woke” preaching from Welby, while controversial, is nothing new. In 2018, the Archbishop insisted that God should not be referred to as “He” and should no longer be labeled as a man. Rather, Welby suggested, God should be considered gender-neutral and gender pronouns should not be used to describe Him.
Back in November, the politically-involved Archbishop made a rather distasteful comparison between politicians who ignore climate change and those who “ignored what was happening in Nazi Germany”.
If world leaders failed to take action against climate change, Welby said that future generations would speak of them in “far stronger terms than we speak today of… the politicians who ignored what was happening in Nazi Germany because this will kill people all around the world for generations”. He later apologized for this inappropriate statement which prompted significant public backlash.