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May 24, 2009

FIRST AMENDMENT ILLEGAL IN MASSACHUSETTS

CHAPTER 272. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER

Chapter 272: Section 36. Blasphemy

Section 36. Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mairead said...

Cheap shot, Sam. It's an unenforceable Blue Law kept on the books only for hysterical/historical reasons.

May 24, 2009 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is a Rascal.

That's why I love Him-Her.

May 24, 2009 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dumbocrats are fixin' to outlaw "hate speech" -- that is, speech that they hate.

May 25, 2009 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA GET NANCY PALOSI TO PUT BACK ON THE WATER. THERE IS NO WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GROW CROPS FOR THEMSELVES OR TO GET FOOD TO THE HUNGRY. THEY HAVE STARTED TO SAVE SMELT INSTEAD AND DRY UP THESE FARMS AND KILL OFF THE PEOPLE THERE WITH NO INCOME. RIGHT TO HANNITY@FOXNEW.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION TO HELP OUR AMERICAN WHO FARM. SALLY CURRAN.

September 18, 2009 2:03 PM  

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