More “faith crime” nonsense

From the National Secular Society, who report that Hampshire police have had an attack of religous over-sensitiveity after recently asking a woman to take down a sign on her gate. The sign, which reads “Our dogs are fed on Jehovah’s Witnesses” was put up by the woman’s late husband after a rather unsocial call from said religous group on Christmas Day.

The police asked her to take it down as they were concerned that people might find the sign “distressing, offensive and inappropriate”. However, a spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hampshire said that he was not offended by the sign, describing it as stupid.

There’s a Jehovah’s Witness nutter who is often walking around my town centre shouting at the top of his voice, and he never gets arrested. It seems that the religous are allowed to cause offence, but no-one can offend the religous!

9 Responses to “More “faith crime” nonsense”

  1. martyn says:

    I find that twat at Oxford Circus with the megaphone highly offensive. Perhaps I’ll complain to copper next time I’m up there just to see what the response is.

  2. Andy Gilmour says:

    Martyn, do you have small kid(s)? (If not just borrow some from friends…parents of toddlers are only too glad for some time off)

    Take the small kids with you, then complain to the police that the nasty shouty man with the megaphone was scaring them with his ranting. The fact he’s using a megaphone might help your case…

    What? Underhand, moi?

  3. martyn says:

    Mmm that sounds like a good idea. I don’t have any myself, I decided against after seeing the effect they’ve had on friends who have. But I could borrow my sisters.

  4. Stuart says:

    Have you not heard? He (Phil) isn’t allowed to use his megaphone at Oxford Circus any more due to an asbo!

    … he’s relocated to Piccadilly Circus, but it’s a start!

  5. Marc Draco says:

    I like that sign. I’d put one up – I might just change the words to read:

    “Uninvited religious groups calling here will be fed to their children.”

  6. Our local Jehovah’s Witnesses now avoid me like the plague after I called their bible dangerous and pornographic and told them to **** off.

  7. […] The National Secular Society (via) reports that police have told a Hampshire woman that she should take down a sign on her gate that reads “Our dogs are fed on Jehovah’s Witnesses”. The message at the home of Jean Grove has been amusing neighbours and passers-by in Bursledon for more than 30 years. […]

  8. G. Tingey says:

    If it has been there for longer than either 12 or 20 years (I forget which) then it requires a change in parliamentary legislation to have it removed.

    I wonder if I put up the famous “Tangled Bank” quote from Origin outside my house, will the local fundie-loonies start objecting?

  9. Sam says:

    The guy in Picadilly Circus has approached me before, he demanded that I repent before Jesus Christ the Saviour comes down to judge me.

    I told him I’d think about it once I’d finished eating my muffin, but never got round to it.