Readers of this blog know I hammer France on a pretty regular basis. This is one time, maybe the only time you'll see praise from me, and it's deserving. I don't know if most would consider this particular case all that offenseve, but the rational behind the decision is dead on.
France's Catholic Church has won a court injunction to ban a clothing advertisement based on Leonardo da Vinci's Christ's Last Supper.
The display was ruled "a gratuitous and aggressive act of intrusion on people's innermost beliefs", by a judge.
Italy's advertising watchdog said the ad's use of Christian symbols including a dove and a chalice recalled the foundations of the faith and would offend the sensitivity of part of the population.
When their right, their right. Our judiciary could take a lesson from this decision. Protecting a religion from abuse is not promoting a religion and gratuitious religion bashing is hate speech as vile and reprehensible as any other