Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Double standards

I came across this story today, it's about a pensioner (John Richards) from Boston, Lincolnshire who is an atheist and decided that he'd stick a poster up in his front window expressing his opinion on the true purpose of religion. Unfortunately for John he has fallen foul of our PC nanny state and it's anti-free-speech attitude when it comes to religion, he was advised by police that he could be arrested if someone complained.

The current public order act (which is what is being invoked here) states that its an offence to display any sign which is threatening, abusive or insulting, you can judge for yourself whether or not this simple statement fulfils any of those criteria. Personally I think "JR" looks like he's lived enough years, paid enough tax, read enough church signs and probably received enough religious waffle through the letterbox to earn the right to express whatever opinion he'd like in his own front window.

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