Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Rational thought and criticism of religion not illegal yet.

The UK government's attempt to make using "threatening, insulting and abusive" language against religious groups an offence has been defeated. A revised version of the Religious Hatred Bill has passed through the House Of Commons where intent to foment hatred has to be shown and only "threatening" language will merit prosecution.

What splendid news!

I hope that I'm one of the first UK citizens online to say "yah boo sucks" to all religious groups in the light of this reprieve for freedom of speech.

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