October 21, 2009
JONATHAN TURLEY: Obama Administration Accepts “Blasphemy” Exception to Free Speech. “Around the world, free speech is being sacrificed on the altar of religion. Whether defined as hate speech, discrimination or simple blasphemy, governments are declaring unlimited free speech as the enemy of freedom of religion. This growing movement has reached the United Nations, where religiously conservative countries received a boost in their campaign to pass an international blasphemy law. It came from the most unlikely of places: the United States.”
UPDATE: A reader suggests that this is because they regard criticism of Obama as a species of blasphemy. Heh.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Secret Video: New U.N. Blasphemy Policy In Action. Thanks to reader Neil Sorens for the suggestion. It seems there’s one of these for every Administration policy . . . .