On January 1 most of the world rolled forward into a new decade. The Catholic Republic of Ireland, meanwhile, rolled backward into a former century.
Lawmakers in staunchly Catholic Ireland passed the law in July, but it came into force January 1.
A person breaks the law by saying or publishing anything “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”
Errrm, wait a second. “…saying or publishing anything “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion…”
Sonofabitch. I think I can get the Bible outlawed in 15 minutes, tops….
Thanks to Ubertramp for passing this item along.