I believe that the Scottish Parliament should scrap laws that prohibit blasphemy in the country.

Scotland is increasingly being left behind other European nations who have scrapped blasphemy laws. These laws were scrapped in England and Wales in 2008, Iceland and Norway in 2015, Malta in 2016 and Denmark in 2017.

While not used in Scotland in modern times, having such laws makes it more difficult to call on other countries to scrap their blasphemy laws where people are punished by death for speaking out. I support the international Humanist movement in ending all blasphemy laws around the world

Blasphemy laws have no place in a modern society and the Scottish Parliament should show the same progressive leadership as has been shown in other European nations in recent years.