Oppose U.N.'s Resolution Against Religious Defamation sign now

Whereas individuals, by virtue of being human, have the universal right to free speech and to dissent;

Whereas individuals, by virtue of being human, have the universal right to choose their own beliefs about religion, or to reject religion and voice their objections peacefully;

Whereas oppressive governments have used and still use religion as a weapon against political dissidents;

Whereas throughout history, religious criticism and dissent have been necessary to curb the excesses of religious authority;

Whereas the Catholic Church might still be selling indulgences if Martin Luther had been preventing from nailing his protest to the church door;

Whereas the abolition of slavery in most of the world was aided by outspoken critics of religion such as Thomas Paine and the marquis de Concorcet;

Whereas historically, many early supporters of human rights, such as Voltaire, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, William Penn and Roger Williams were vocal critics of religion;

Whereas advances in science would have been impossible without religious defamers such as Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Galileo Galilei and Frances Bacon;

Whereas people born in Muslim countries have the same universal human right to apostasy as everyone else;

Whereas Muslims have the same universal human rights to improve upon their religion as anyone else;

Whereas the Armenians have the human right to speak out against the genocide of their ancestors at the hands of Muslim Turks; and sympathetic Muslims have the right to express their support;

Whereas religious minorities, (including Christians, atheists, Muslim apostates and others), are denied these rights and unfairly subjected to censorship, prison, torture or death;

We, the undersigned, oppose the U.N. resolution entitled Combating Defamation of Religion as being both bad for religion and bad for human beings.


(Background: The UN resolution being opposed is here (see esp. point 10): http://www.eyeontheun.org/assets/attachments/documents/HRC_4th_session_defamation_of_religion_3-23-07_draft_res.DOC)

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  • 24 December 2015150. Peter N
    This U.N. resolution is a step backward for freedom of speech. City, state or province, Country Visalia, CA
  • 23 December 2015149. Julius D
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015148. Jonathan B
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 2015147. Bill S
    This UN action takes us right back to the 16th century! City, state or province, Country Overland Park, KS, USA
  • 12 October 2015146. Peter N
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015145. Jyothis V
    We need to defend our freedom at any cost City, state or province, Country India
  • 06 July 2015144. Deepak O
    UN is our last hope from preventing the religious dogmatists from taking over the rights of common people. Everyone has the right for opinion and this act is completely against whatever UN stands for! We request you to put your foot down and say NO to rel
  • 01 July 2015143. Helen O
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  • 25 February 2015137. Gary L
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  • 18 January 2015136. Chris D
    This resolution is not what the U.N. is for & is just giving a rubber stamp for religions to do whatever they want without criticism. City, state or province, Country UK
  • 25 July 2014135. Katherine J
    В City, state or province, Country Australia
  • 18 March 2014134. Jmbrainovich King
    I think this resolution is a very bad idea. City, state or province, Country USA
  • 14 March 2014133. Gathompson Snow
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  • 01 February 2014132. Michael Mc
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  • 28 January 2014131. John Bs
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  • 11 January 2014130. Jonathan D
    We must fight this and we must win, and we must be able to speak. City, state or province, Country Canada
  • 30 November 2013129. Hlking Welch
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2013128. Richard Vh
    All religions deserve to be defamed., for being irrational nonsense.
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  • 12 May 2013125. Nathan Fitzgerald
    Defend free speech City, state or province, Country Canada
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