There has finally been an announcement to remove the blasphemy antiquity from our Constitution.
It’s official: We’ll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution
Article 40 currently reads:
As a firm believer in offence being taken rather than given, I am delighted with this announcement and cannot wait to banish it from a supposed republican constitution.The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.
The law defines blasphemy as publishing or saying something “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matter held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”