Unfortunately, the Muslim world is not the only place that violates free speech and punishes or censors “blasphemy.” Some parts of the predominately Christian world do as well. A city council in Ireland has canceled a “blasphemous” play before it could ever happen.
A play in Northern Ireland has been cancelled after Christians claimed it was blasphemous.
The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) was due to be staged in the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey on the northern outskirts of Belfast later this month.
In a move dismaying freedom of expression campaigners, a Democratic Unionist-led council decided to call it off amid strong opposition from religious conservatives.
Ulster Unionist Mayor of Newtownabbey Borough Council Fraser Agnew said: “As the guardians of all that is right in society we have got to take a stand somewhere and that is what happened in this instance.”
The guardians of all that is right in society? Seriously, could you be more grandiose in your delusions and more totalitarian in your actions?
Update: The council has now reversed its decision.