Contrarian Posted March 9 Report Share Posted March 9 (edited) Giving the middle finger is a 'God-given right,' says Québec judge. Do you agree? --- Montreal-area man acquitted of criminal harassment after flipping off neighbors. Giving someone the middle finger is a "God-given" right that belongs to all Canadians, a Québec judge said, as he recently acquitted a Montreal-area man of criminal harassment and uttering threats. In his ruling, Québec court Judge Dennis Galiatsatos wrote that not only was Neall Epstein not guilty, but the fact that he was arrested and prosecuted at all was also a bewildering injustice. "To be abundantly clear, it is not a crime to give someone the finger," the judge wrote in his Feb. 24 ruling. "Flipping the proverbial bird is a God-given, Charter-enshrined right that belongs to every red-blooded Canadian. It may not be civil, it may not be polite, it may not be gentlemanly. Nevertheless, it does not trigger criminal liability."https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/middle-finger-god-given-right-quebec-judge-1.6772056 -------- The judge made the right call here in my view for this case, HOWEVER I don't think there is a mention of the middle finger gesture in any religious texts or scriptures, so it cannot be considered a SPECIFICALLY "God-given" right. Does anyone disagree? Looking for some reasonable people to change my mind. Edited March 9 by Contrarian edit design Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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