Monday, January 11, 2010

Ireland's Blasphemy Law

Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition for America, wrote a piece on the new Irish law for Newsweek.

Q: Atheists are[sic] others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of blasphemy if "he or she publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion." The penalty is a fine of up to about $35,000. Should Ireland or any nation have a law against blasphemy?

Read the rest here.

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