Free Speech Watch: Gagging in Ireland but blaspheming in Canada

July 10, 2009

Dateline July 10, 2009: Ireland’s government   passes a bill criminalizing blasphemy . The   Friendly Atheist offers a summary of the bill and its implications.

On the very same day, Canada’s Supreme Court   affirms freedom of speech , striking down rules against political ads or atheism ads on buses and billboards. Well done, Canada!

We look forward to new bus ads about atheism in Canada (and especially in Halifax). We also look forward to the first arrest for blasphemy in Ireland. Stay tuned…