Archive for the 'blasphemy' Category

Blasphemy laws are lifted – Daily Telegraph

“Britain’s ancient laws of blasphemy have been abolished by MPs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rethink over Christ ‘porn’ film ban – The Observer

“A landmark decision to ban a film showing Christ being caressed on the cross on the grounds that it was blasphemous could be reversed after almost 20 years.”

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The Observer, 6th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The future of blasphemy – BBC Law in Action

“The government is committed to repealing the blasphemy laws – but do they serve a useful purpose?”

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BBC Law in Action, 4th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Archbishops have ‘serious reservations’ about blasphemy repeal – The Times

” The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have warned the Government that they have ‘serious reservations’ about the abolition of the blasphemy laws.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timeonline.co.uk

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for new law to punish ‘thoughtless or cruel’ words – The Times

“The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has called for new laws to protect religious sensibilities that would punish ‘thoughtless and cruel’ styles of speaking.”

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The Times, 29th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ministerial compromise averts backbench revolt over repeal of blasphemy offence – The Guardian

“The Church of England gave a cautious welcome last night to the government’s pledge to consult it before taking a final decision on repealing the ancient offence of blasphemy.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs push to abolish blasphemy law – BBC News

“MPs are expected to debate whether to abolish the ‘outdated’ blasphemy law.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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