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From today, 1 January 2010, the new Irish blasphemy law becomes operational, and we begin our campaign to have it repealed. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.
Originally posted by bigyin
Would it even cover that, the difference between Catholic and Protestant, both are Christian faiths ?
Or is inter faith abuse acceptable ?
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by ziggystrange
As a fundamental christian,I don't want laws like this one passed!
I speak my mind and so do a lot of others.Laws of this nature kills
free speech and thought.If the muslims get this type of law passed
in the U.N.,there will be a lot of people who will suffer for it.
I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut,it will be interesting to
see how far this goes.
...with some defences permitted.