Thursday, January 10

Finally, Blasphemy Law to be abolished!

Very good news! There is absolutely no reason to keep this stupid law on the books!

I quote:

During the debate, Dr Harris described the laws as "ancient, discriminatory, unnecessary, illiberal and non-human rights compliant". He said the last conviction under the law was 1979. "So it's not needed any more, old-fashioned, ancient and out of time," he said. "The Almighty does not really need the protection of these ridiculous laws and that's why large numbers of people of a religious perspective share the view that these offences need to be abolished," he said.

Its director, Nicholas Hytner, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "What we have now is essentially a secular country based on a common bond of decency which includes free speech.
"And free speech includes the expectation that there should be mutual respect between those with different beliefs. "And I don't believe that the law should address what people believe. The blasphemy laws protect belief; they don't protect people."

and finally for Don Horrocks, of the Evangelical Alliance, agreed that there was "no real argument" for retaining the law, saying: "Everybody knows it's not really going to be used again." But he warned that changing the legislation could "send out a signal" that "gratuitous abuse and offence" is acceptable.

Yes, it is acceptable, and if you dont like it, follow what Jesus said, turn the other cheek or ear in this case :), complain by all means, but agree to freedom of speech! :)

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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