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