There is a popular saying that goes, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all."
This adage might soon be the rule in Britain now that homosexuality and same-sex marriages are being widely accepted. Soon, anybody who dares to voice out criticism against homosexuals "might be breaking the law," a British values monitor said.
Polly Harrow, the head of Safeguarding and Prevent at Kirklees College in Huddersfield, England, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday that although it is still okay for people to think that homosexuality is wrong, voicing this out loud would be a different thing entirely, according to Charisma News.
Harrow was asked whether it would be okay for a Muslim to believe that homosexuality is wrong. She replied: "If that's what you think and that's what you believe and you want to hold that in your head, that is your business and your right but bear in mind that if you speak it out loud you might be breaking the law."
For the next couple of weeks, Harrow will be promoting British values in the college in Huddersfield. Should there be any students who will be "breaking the law" by saying something negative about homosexuality, then she will be referring them to the police.
She further explained that the British values strategy is seeking "not just tolerance but acceptance of difference and others."
The college has actually received funding for Harrow to carry out her work because the British government has a lot of concerns over students being lured into terrorism.
However, Harrow's statements differ greatly from what Security Minister John Hayes said in the past about the government's plans, which is not about "criminalising Muslim communities."
At the same time, Home Secretary Theresa May said that "of course" people will still be allowed to speak out against homosexuality and same-sex marriage if they so desired.