I have been following the story about the Irish blasphemy law. This morning, in the San Francisco Chronicle, there was a very short story on the subject. It’s just a summary of what Atheists in that country (God bless ‘em) are doing to protest Ireland’s new blasphemy law.
Under the law, which went into effect Friday, 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.”
Those brave, atheist souls in Ireland posted famous/historic quotes on their website that would be considered blasphemous under the new law. Good for them. I hope their efforts to show how stupid that law is are successful.
But that’s not what I wanted to post about. If you read the physical San Francisco Chronicle (you know, the paper?), the story above is on page A2. Opposite that story on page A3 is this story. Another short piece, but this one is about three American (ugly, vile) Christians that went to Uganda to spread the word about the evils of homosexuality. And now that country has a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
So…it’s okay for Christians to spread hate and mis-information about homosexuals, but it’s not okay to question ideas held scared by any religion. Surely, people and leaders in Ireland, you see how stupid and dangerous your blasphemy law is?