Germany fines man for ‘blasphemous’ car bumper stickers

A retired teacher in Germany has been fined €500 (£400) for defaming Christianity under the country’s rarely enforced blasphemy laws.

Albert Voss, a former physics teacher and avowed atheist, was convicted of blasphemy after he daubed the rear window of his car with anti-Christian slogans.

The 66-year-old drove around his home city of Münster, in western Germany, with the slogans clearly displayed.

  • ontario john

    Gee, here in Sunny Ways Canada, Trudeau would personally give him the Order of Canada.

    • He would be made a human rights commissioner.

      • ontario john

        I think the local united church minister has the same bumper sticker.

  • CodexCoder

    I am a Christian and the man is entitled to his opinion and his lack of taste. Neither is fatal nor deserving of a fine. If I don’t defend his right to speak, who will defend mine? And God allows free speech in the same manner that He allows free will.

    • I suspect something more sinister afoot.

      • CodexCoder

        As so I, but the principal is the same. And yes, the target will become the Christians when the Muslim population of that German province becomes large enough.

        • DD_Austin

          “when the Muslim population of that German province becomes large enough”.

          The Christians are already the target

          • Xavier

            5-8% = war.

      • Canadian

        The token arrest of an anti-christian?
        To be followed by hundreds of arrests of anti-muzzies?
        Even journalists should be able to see through this…

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Well… what makes you think that HE would be tolerant and defend YOUR right to proselytize on behalf of your religion?
      I bet he wouldn’t, and reciprocity matters.
      Somebody that hates Christianity that much that they make their own car into an anti-Christian billboard would likely open up Hitler’s ovens just to put you in them.
      I’m tired of being tolerant of the intolerant.