Comedian Goes Off On GOD – Gets Investigated For ‘BLASPHEMY’

Written by K. Walker on May 7, 2017

This well-respected comedian — and staunch atheist — said something about his beliefs in a tv interview and is being INVESTIGATED. Unbelievable.

ClashDaily wants to be clear, that the words of Stephen Fry are quite obviously blasphemous.

That doesn’t negate his right to say them.

The fundamental Western value of Free Speech permits that.

Without question.

No matter how blasphemous, wrong, or hateful.

It shouldn’t be a crime.

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Police in Ireland are investigating a complaint of blasphemy regarding comments made by Stephen Fry on a television programme shown on Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTÉ.

Gardaí (police) in Dublin have contacted the man who reported the allegation following a broadcast in February 2015, and a full investigation is due to be carried out, the Irish Independent reported.

Under Ireland’s Defamation Act 2009 a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material “shall be guilty of an offence”. A conviction can lead to a fine of up to €25,000.

Watch the clip that caused all the ruckus and has racked up over 7 million views:

A member of the public, who asked not to be identified, said he made the complaint against Fry more than two years ago at Ennis garda station in County Clare.

“I told the garda I wanted to report Fry for uttering blasphemy and RTÉ for publishing/broadcasting it and that I believed these were criminal offences under the Defamation Act 2009.

“The garda then took a formal written statement from me in which I quoted Fry’s comments in detail. This written statement mentioned both Fry and RTÉ specifically.”

One guy got offended and filed a report — of blasphemy.

No, wait! He says he wasn’t offended, but felt that the statements made by Fry were criminal blasphemy.

He said he was asked by the garda if he had been personally offended by the programme and if he wished to include this in the written statement.

“I told the garda that I did not want to include this as I had not personally been offended by Fry’s comments – I added that I simply believed that the comments made by Fry on RTÉ were criminal blasphemy and that I was doing my civic duty by reporting a crime.

After hearing nothing for 18 months, the complainant wrote to the head of the Irish police, Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, “asking if the crime I reported was being followed up. A few weeks later I got a standard ‘we have received your letter’ from her secretary.”

But wait! There’s more!

But recently the man was contacted by a detective from Donnybrook garda station in Dublin (the same suburb where RTÉ is headquartered) to say they were looking into the blasphemy claim. “He said he might have to meet me to take a new more detailed statement.”
Read more: The Guardian


What is this, the middle ages?

Is Fry going to be subjected to the Spanish Inquisition?

Or is it like the crazy ‘Human Rights Tribunals’ like they have in socialist countries that only pretend to defend Free Speech?

Like Canada.

That just passed a ‘Blasphemy Law‘ ‘Anti-Islamophobia Law’.

Don’t we have bigger things to worry about in the world?

Like Islamic Terror?

Or maybe the mass killing of babies at the altar of ‘Choice’?

The new employment world where jobs are being automated?

There are bigger things to concern ourselves with than one comedian’s blasphemy.

Stephen Fry is free to say whatever he likes.

Frankly, his hypothetical conversation with God could happen at any time.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker