Tuesday, May 09, 2017

All that wasted outrage


Turns out a little information is a useful thing:

"The blasphemy law was carefully crafted in such a way that we would fulfill the constitutional requirement, but on the other hand to make the offence as narrow as impossible… in other words, to make it virtually impossible for a prosecution to be taken,” the former minister told a local radio station.

The statute was only passed in 2009 because the Irish Constitution (of 1937) demands one.  And when a complaint is made, an investigation is required.  However, since not enough people were "outraged," Mr. Fry is free to continue being a prat on Irish television.

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