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Jesus, this law sucks

By Steven | July 27, 2008

A belated note: the UK has abolished the offence of blasphemy. It was a stupid offence for any number of reasons, not least of which is that it only applies to insulting Christianity.

I’m with Norightturn, who reckons it’s time to follow suit in NZ.

Blasphemous libel is still in the Crimes Act.  There has only ever been one prosecution for blasphemy in NZ (in 1922), and a prosecution requires the consent of the Attorney-General, so it’s not exactly a huge threat to freedom of expression. But it’s not a justified restriction, and we should dump it, as we did with sedition.

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