Freedom of Expression

Humanist Canada reports new friends opposed to Blasphemy Laws

Today Humanist Canada‘s Facebook page shared a news story about the International Coalition Against Blasphemy Laws, which is lead by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (who has UN observer status). You can read the charter over at Humanist Canada’s website.

That same page has some great quotes. For example, from the Telegraph we have a great point made by a clergyman:

Stephen Fry has every right to call God an evil, monstrous maniac … says Archbishop
Justin Welby. Christians must stand up for religious freedom of atheists and Muslims as much as themselves.

And also from the Progressive Secular Humanist blog a quote from Obama:

Going forward, we will keep standing for religious freedom around the world. And that includes, by the way, opposing blasphemy and defamation of religion measures, which are promoted sometimes as an expression of religion, but, in fact, all too often can be used to suppress religious minorities.

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