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Australia: Attorney-General says religious discrimination laws not intended to block out blasphemy

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    ‘Attorney-General Christian Porter says incoming laws on religious discrimination are not designed to protect religious people from blasphemy, rejecting calls for radio host Kyle Sandilands to face sanction for his tirade against the Virgin Mary.

    Protesters gathered outside KIIS FM's studios last week to demand the top-rating breakfast DJ be sacked after he said the Virgin Mary "lied" about her so-called immaculate conception.’

    Read more here: smh.com.au/politics/federal/attorney-general-says-religious-discrimination-laws-not-intended-to-block-out-blasphemy-20190926-p52v48.html
     
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  2. Augustus

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    Fun fact: The immaculate conception relates to the birth of Mary, not the virgin birth of Jesus.
     
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  3. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so Kyle Sandilands has his terminology mixed up, it’s an easy mistake to make.
     
  4. Sunstone

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    I once conceived a plot to soap the windows of my loathed middle-school teacher, Mr. Kinsler, and was joined in my plot by 13 of my classmates. Does that count as a conception?
     
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  5. Sunstone

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    More seriously, good for the AG! Blasphemy laws are sooner or later invariably used to suppress political dissent.
     
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  6. Augustus

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    Isn't that like half-washing them? :D
     
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  7. Sunstone

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    Half washing was the immaculate part of my conception to soap them.
     
  8. Revoltingest

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    I never knew that.
    (Woefully inadequate Bible learn'n have I.)
    Parthenogenesis seems to run in the family, eh.
    (That would explain Humperdoo's condition.)
     
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    I wonder if this scene would have been considered blasphemy against the Virgin Mary:

     
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