And you really wouldnt think thered be much of an appetite to do that here in the God-lovin buckle of the Bible belt.
But Rep. Randy Grau wants to blow your mind. The Edmond Republican says he will work next legislative session to repeal a 112-year-old state law that makes blasphemy a misdemeanor.
Hold up theres been a law on the books criminalizing blasphemy? Wow, theres no shortage of foul-mouthed coworkers, motorists, high school coaches and relatives we wouldve loved to have turned over to the authorities. Oh, well. Live and learn.
At any rate, Grau said in a news release that repealing the statute is necessary now that some are calling for the United Nations to impose a worldwide blasphemy law.
While I do not support the gratuitous disparagement of anothers religious views, I do
believe it is necessary to stand up for free speech even when it is
unpopular to do so, said Grau. We do and should have the right to
openly debate or question any issue.
The key word there, we suspect, is gratuitous. When it comes to blasphemy, moderation is everything.