Unfortunately, Media Watch Watch is less positive about yesterdays court decision:
As it stands, the two judges concluded that the play could not be considered blasphemous “in context”, andand Green's bunch of extremist lunatics are going to appeal--here's hoping the Lords really quashes this silly outdated law and tells Green to go get a life. Money quote from the loon himself?as a whole was not and could not reasonably be regarded as aimed at, or an attack on, Christianity or what Christians held sacred.This leaves open the possibility that if some other work could be considered as being - in context - an attack on “Christianity or what Christians held sacred”, then its creators might still be prosecuted under this stupid law.
I’m really sympathetic to the freedom of speech argument. But blasphemy is not a matter of free speech, it’s people going out of their way to offend almighty God.I'm in favour of free speech, except when it's not convenient to me. Mr Green? That's not the point.
Ah well, in more lighthearted news, this map of the world's transit sytems is absolutely brilliant (via).