Please leave your blasphemy support messages for the campaign to remove the offence of blasphemy from Irish legislation and the Irish constitution.

Irish Blasphemy LawAll support messages are appreciated. However you will have to appreciate that any campaign for free speech gets its share of hate mail and so it is with some sense of irony that these messages are moderated. We will do our best to approve publication of all objective points on our blasphemy support messages page as quickly as possible.

As you are may be aware www.blasphemy.ie is campaigning to remove blasphemy from Irish law. You can help us promote this by

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This will help our campaign to remove blasphemy from Irish law.

Ireland currently has a offence of Blasphemy on its statutes, not from medieval times, but introduced in 2009. The supporters used a blasphemy clause in the Irish constitution to justify its instruction. The present government was leaning towards a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Irish constitution but then in late December said it would not meet this commitment and is continuing to hold fast despite the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the subsequent calls around the world for the defense of freedom of speech. Some religious media commentators said they would be taking legal advice for any publications showing the Charlie Hebdo cover and virtually all have chosen not to do so for fear of breaking the law.

 

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    Keith Smith January 19, 2015

    I will not stand by and allow any citizen be prosecuted for blasphemy.
    Until we get this medieval law abolished,
    Atheists must assemble and march in the event of any legal case taken
    by the sub-species of “believers” that we have to share our country with.

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    Ross October 10, 2015

    I’m wondering if the blasphemy law passed in Ireland in 2009 is tied in to the similar UN binding resolution about blasphemy?

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    Edwin Magnier April 13, 2016

    Keith, your comments will do nothing to spread the joy of Atheism. In fact, your comment shows you up to be just as vindictive, segregationist, and narrow minded as the worst of believers. Sub species, give me a break. I would rather share my country with decent human beings, who all follow the same civic laws, than with people who think like you. I too will be the first to march if this ridiculous law is imposed because its repugnant to the civil liberties many people have worked tirelessly to make a reality.

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