Ex-archbishop calls for blasphemy law to be abolished
Speaking at yesterday’s unveiling of the compromise proposals (see below), Carey said:
I don’t think within the Church of England there will be much opposition. It seems to be that the time has come to look at it very critically and say it’s redundant. Then we even out the playing field. It needs to be removed and maybe if it had been then we would have had a better bill before us now. [...]
It’s good for religion to be knocked and challenged … we may need that criticism
The amendment to the bill was proposed by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Avebury. Read the full text of the amendment here.