Michael Nugent provides video and transcripts of three speeches Saturday at the Constitutional Convention meeting about blasphemy law.
A bit from Michael’s:
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You have rights, your beliefs do not. That is the essence of freedom of conscience.
You can respect my right to believe that there is no God, while not respecting the content of my belief. And I can respect your right to believe that there is a God, without respecting the content of your belief.
But blasphemy laws discriminate against atheists. They treat religious beliefs and sensitivities as more worthy of legal protection than atheist beliefs and sensitivities.
For example, we were recently at a conference in Limerick about religious pluralism in Irish schools, at which two Catholic
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