24 August 2009

Can't Even Make Fun Of Ireland Anymore

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272: Section 36. Blasphemy
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:

erp said...

-- Contumeliously --

Word of the Day and what a great one!

Peter Burnet said...

Bound to good behaviour? C'mon, legal poetry like that screams out to climax with the lash.

Brit said...

Not more than one year or $300?

Wot, even if it's really contumelious?

David said...

Actually, you can be as contumelious as you like and nothing will happen to you. Unless you get punched in the nose.