Well, we were just talking about Ricky Gervais. But he, Stewart Lee, Philip Pullman (author of The Golden Compass), Prof. Richard Dawkins, Sir Jonathan Miller and many others are backing a campaign to get rid of the blasphemy laws in Britain. This after some fundamentalist Christians tried to smack Lee’s production of Jerry Springer: The Opera with blasphemy charges.
They bring up some great points, like the concern over a teacher in Sudan being charged with blasphemy for the name of a teddy bear and the fact that it’s only Christianity that gets to bring such cases. You can check out the whole article over at Chortle.
I wish them luck. I live in the southeastern United States, and over here Jesus still doesn’t want you to buy alcohol on Sundays.
Anyway, I think we need a very worthwhile video to illustrate the point. Oh, look, here comes one now.