Republicans and Blasphemy

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Pakistan has freed the young girl accused of desecrating the Koran. Conservatives, and I suppose just about everyone else, have condemned, and rightly so, Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws.

But look what is in the 2012 Republican Party platform: “The symbol of our constitutional unity, to which we all pledge allegiance, is the flag of the United States of America. By whatever legislative method is most feasible, Old Glory should be given legal protection against desecration.”

So Republicans want to punish those who blaspheme the American civil religion by descrating its flag. And they think Muslims are backward people?

6:57 am on September 23, 2012