Non-sectarian op-ed: it's right to avoid blasphemy
August 22, 2006 12:35 PM   Subscribe

An op-ed piece argued that it feels right to avoid blasphemy in general conversation even while agreeing that our old blasphemy laws are a bad idea and unconstitutional. This was several years ago, in a secular publication, not written by clergy, and not specifically sectarian. It definitely did not focus on Islam. Any recollection of this? Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total)
'Our' meaning British? Could be a Guardian piece.
posted by athenian at 1:33 PM on August 22, 2006

Thanks for the suggestion, though I think it was an American item. Some (most? all?) American states once had anti-blasphemy statutes, and some still have them, though not enforced.
posted by Dave 9 at 7:33 PM on August 22, 2006

If it said "unconstitutional" it definitely wasn't British in origin. Does Britain have a constitution? Discuss. But anyway, British people don't call things "unconstitutional".
posted by AmbroseChapel at 9:57 PM on August 22, 2006

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