Yeah, I went there and made fun of Rhode Island again. It is our latest national example of fuming ignorance, you know.
But let’s put it in perspective. Nowhere in the US is as awful as Indonesia.
An Indonesian man could be hit with a five-year jail term after posting “God does not exist” on an atheist group’s Facebook Page.
The civil servant, described as a 31-year-old named Alexander, told the Jakarta Globe that an angry mob had accosted him and beat him up on Wednesday, after reaching his office at the Dharmasraya Development Planning Board.
The man moderates a Facebook Page for the Minang Atheists, and says that in addition to his impromptu punishment at the hands of a baying mob, he’s also facing dismissal from his job and a prison sentence under strict blasphemy laws. Furthermore, Dharmasraya Police Chief Chairul Aziz said Alexander is currently in “protective custody”, adding that Alexander was afraid of physical assault.
Hmmm. I’m scratching “visit Indonesia” off my bucket list.