Exhibit A showing why blasphemy laws are such a bad idea By Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel at the Becket Fund of Religious Liberty
Ryan Colby 202-349-7219 email@example.com
By Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel at the Becket Fund of Religious Liberty
Pretty much every time blasphemy laws are in the news, one gets more evidence of how bad they are for society. The latest example, as reported by Eugene Volokh, comes in Bangladesh, where atheists are being prosecuted for blogging as atheists. Sending someone to jail for expressing an opinion on a religious question is a gross violation of religious liberty, regardless of whether that person expresses an underlying religious belief. Bangladesh will not be able to develop unless it can rid itself of the albatross of blasphemy laws.