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Comment #460286 by Jiffy

I am sure if she eventually is asked to account for her words (unlikely), she will, as you say, claim that her sentence would have applied to an atheist as well. But as Phatbat points out, with nothing to go on but her own words:

There’s no evidence that she meant what she said, therefore we should assume that she didn’t mean what she said and work on the assumption that she meant something entirely innocent and run of the mill”

And I agree with Comment #460289 by Mark Jones that, even in nohing comes of their complaint (and I'm sure there won't) at least the NSS has raised the public consciousness another notch by pointing out that her words, if not actions, suggest that one section of society has greater a right to sentencing leniency than another.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:18:00 UTC | #440601