From the Sydney Morning Herald comes this, “Anti-vaccination group encourages parents to join fake church“:
A controversial anti-vaccination group is encouraging people to sign up to a fake church because it may help them bypass Australia’s emerging “no jab, no play” childcare laws.
…children who are not fully immunised are unable to enrol in childcare unless their parents declare they have a medical reason or personal, philosophical or religious objection.
…But with some doctors refusing to sign the documents, the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network Inc (formerly known as the Australian Vaccination Network), is spruiking 1 the “Church of Conscious Living” as a religion that is opposed to vaccination.
Now imagine how this could go down here in Denmark, where according to the Blasphemy laws
“Anybody who publicly mocks or insults any in this country legally existing religious community tenets of faith or worship, will be punished by fine or imprisonment for up to 4 months.” – § 140 of the penal code
A pseudo-science believing loon can simply join or establish a religious community. They declare these claims to be tenets of faith or worship. They declare they are insulted by any disputation of their tenets of faith. Anyone arguing with them publicly commits a crime.
[Note: Fleming has a response to this characterization in the comments below]
The Onion nails it, as usual:
(Thanks Farren for the heads up on Danish blasphemy laws)