Thursday, November 25, 2010
Desecration Of Koran = Prison/ Desecration of Bible = Art
In follow up to my earlier post regarding the arrest of a 15 year girl in Great Britian for hate speech for burning a copy of the Koran, where I asked would she have been arrested had it been a Bible, here is an article from the UK blog Cranmer discussing an art exhibit in Scotland where museum patrons were invited to desecrate a Bible. So apparently, in the country which used to be the United Kingdom, blaspheming the holy book of Islam gets a child a possible prison sentence, but blaspheming the holy book of Christianity in a country whose state religion is supposed to be Christianity is lauded as "Art." Wonderful.
Down where I live in the heart of the Bible Belt in rural Southwest Georgia, it is hard to believe that this is the kind of thinking that will soon be the rule in most major cities here in the good old U.S. of A. We have already been told that when we buy an airline ticket for a domestic flight that we surrender our rights guaranteed by the 4th and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution against unreasonable searches and seizures. How long will it be before we are also told that we must surrender our 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech in the name of "tolerance"?