Posted by rantingkraut on May 3, 2010
Just in case anyone thought that New Labour’s various thought crime laws are of mere theoretical importance, consider the following two cases:
1. Atheist Harry Taylor has been given a suspended jail sentence and ASBO for distributing anti-religious material. (HT: Pub Philosopher)
2. Christian preacher Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” by a hobby bobby who overheard him publicly stating that homosexuality is considered sinful in Christianity.
What these cases illustrate in the first case is that suppression of free speech is now everyday reality in modern Britain. Not only do Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by rantingkraut on September 12, 2008
The Italian comedienne Sabrina Guzzanti is threatened by up to five years imprisonment for insulting the Pope: “… after warning everyone that within 20 years Italian teachers would be vetted and chosen by the Vatican, she got to the punchline: ‘But then, within 20 years the Pope will be where he ought to be — in Hell, tormented by great big poofter devils, and very active ones, not passive ones.’” (Source).
The prosecution Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by rantingkraut on September 11, 2008
“The bigger the hole in the head, the greater the view of heaven.”
(Karl Heinz Deschner)
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