Atheist in Massachusetts? Enjoy your prison time.

Well, sorry to any atheists that live in Massachusetts…better watch your backs! haha (ps. this is quite a commical law).
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PART IV. CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

TITLE I. CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

CHAPTER 272. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER

Chapter 272: Section 36. Blasphemy

Section 36. Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.

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2 Responses

  1. It almost sounds unconstitutional. Then again, it’s a state law and not Congressional. Do you know what year this law was enacted?

  2. Hi Storbakken,
    You know, I’m not quite sure when it was enacted. My guess is way back in the day considering that Mass. is where some of the earliest settlers were in the country. I doubt it’s actually acted upon.

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