NZ Looks to Repeal Anti-blasphemy Law

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The New Zealand government has introduced legislation to repeal its anti-blasphemy law – targeting non-Christians.

No one has been prosecuted under the Act since 1922.

Open Doors USA’s David Curry says religious freedom is important wherever you live.

He says each person should have the right to decide what he or she will believe – and while it might seem like a no-brainer in a place like New Zealand – it isn’t in other parts of the world.

IN some countries, it’s illegal to share any faith – other than the state’s religion.

In other countries, such as Pakistan, just an accusation of blasphemy can put someone to death.

Mr Curry said he hopes New Zealand’s decision will lead the way for other countries to repeal their blasphemy laws.

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