Denmark repeals 1683 law against blasphemy
June 06, 2017
The Danish parliament has repealed the nation’s 1683 against blasphemy.
“Religion should not dictate what is allowed and what is forbidden to say publicly,” said a lawmaker who sponsored the repeal. “It gives religion a totally unfair priority in society.”
Prosecutions under the blasphemy law have been rare, but a 42-year-old man was about to go on trial for posting a video of himself burning the Quran.
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- Denmark scraps 334-year-old blasphemy law (The Guardian)
- Quran-burner trial dropped after Danish parliament revokes centuries-old blasphemy law (Independent)
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jun. 07, 2017 7:28 AM ET USA
Just don't arrest the occasional Christian who decides to punch out someone who publicly blasphemes his God. Oops, Christians don't do that any more. Wouldn't be nice.
Posted by: -
Jun. 07, 2017 12:03 AM ET USA
I don't think anyone should burn a bible or a Quran or for that matter the flag of a given country. When one thinks of blasphemy, it's usually taking the Lord's name in vain or using obscene language.
Posted by: feedback -
Jun. 06, 2017 9:45 AM ET USA
Political Correctness is the dominant religion in the West. And there is no mercy for those who blaspheme against it.