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BBC NEWS | Europe | French court bans Christ advert
"When you trivialise the founding acts of a religion, when you touch on sacred things, you create an unbearable moral violence which is a danger to our children," said lawyer Thierry Massis.

From limb to limb of that sentence, there is an escalation towards the absurd that probably only lawyers in full spate know how to produce.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:14:04 AM EST
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So does laïcité make this sort of verdict more or less likely?

I would have thought the legal system was part of the "state".


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by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:30:22 AM EST
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I suspect this is a rather personal verdict from the judge, that is not likely to be later confirmed.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:35:43 AM EST
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Accursed activist judges and their war on advertising!


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by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:42:17 AM EST
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The original trial dates from 2005.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:00:48 AM EST
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