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Cornwall-based photographer Andy Craddock is the subject of legal action by the priest in charge for blasphemy.
This struck me as peculiar, in that the offence of blasphemy was recently got rid of in England. I have tracked down a slightly more comprehensive article here, in The Sun.*

From the report
And now photographer Andy Craddock is the subject of legal action by the Diocese of Truro for trespass and not having permission to take photographs, accusing him of blasphemy.
So the legal action is for trespass and not blasphemy.

I actually have no problem with legal action being taken - if he was trespassing and taking photographs without permission then the Diocese has a case. They are within their rights to bring it. Just as any other organisation would be in similar circumstances. Justice is meant to be blind after all.

However, if the Diocese wishes to seek "punitive" type damages because of a 'blasphemy' angle then this is nonsensical. To whom will the damages be paid?

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*Hah! Calling that paper 'comprehensive' is something I never thought I'd do.

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:39:00 UTC | #384229