The law and politics of blasphemy, religious freedom, secularism, and more . . .
Friday, September 10, 2010
"Canadian Blasphemy Law in Context: Press, Legislative, and Public Reactions"
The Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law has published my article Canadian Blasphemy Law in Context: Press, Legislative, and Public Reactions. A free PDF is available here.
This is the abstract:
"Blasphemy law doesn't operate in a vacuum: journalists, social crusaders, and legislative reformists help shape what "blasphemy" means in any given society. This article attempts to place blasphemy in context by examining newspaper editorials, the works of anti-blasphemy campaigns, and a failed attempt to repeal Canada's blasphemy law in the House of Commons."