David Frum has a piece over at The Atlantic titled The Right to Blaspheme. It’s a thoughtful review of why we in the West (and especially we Americans) general support that right.

Hate-speech laws remain highly controversial. But whether they are wise or dangerous, their purpose is secular: to protect people by restricting speech intended to abrogate their human rights. God, it is thought, can look after Himself.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—DaTechGuy takes a look at what might happen if our consensus on the right to blaspheme did breakdown.