Italian Town Bans Blasphemy, Fining Those Who Take Lord’s Name in Vain

Breaking the third commandment in Saonara could cost you up to $450.

A town in northern Italy is just plain tired of people taking the Lord’s name in vain, so they decided to do something about it.

The local leaders of Saonara, a town with 10,000 residents just outside Padua, has introduced a new law making it illegal “to blaspheme against any faith or religion” and utter foul language in public, The Telegraph reports.

Anyone caught breaking the third commandment will be fined up to $445.

The elected officials hope that the law promotes public decency.

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