“A teenager who wore a T-shirt showing a nun in a pornographic pose must do 80 hours of community service. Adam Shepherd, 19, was convicted by Weymouth magistrates under a new law banning the display of religiously insulting material.” – a Telegraph news-in-brief item, apparently not online. Meanwhile, a Metro news-in-brief item, also not online, suggests Mr Shepherd’s T-shirt bore the slogan “Jesus is a cunt”.
What fucking law banning the display of religiously insulting material? What the fuck was this man convicted for, and why hasn’t it provoked a national outcry? If the facts are as reported in the Telegaph piece, anyone who believes that Mr Shepherd deserved to be punished by law is evil and ought to be killed. I suspect they may not be, however, since the Telegraph has become a joke newspaper (well, also since I live in hope that our legal system isn’t really wasting its time on kids wearing nun-porn t-shirts…)
Quick Google-fuelled update: this has happened before, and apparently “religiously aggravated offensive conduct” is a real crime. Anyone who thinks that’s a good idea is certainly a cunt. Even if Jesus isn’t.