As Ophelia says, this means war.
According to the Daily Telegraph (UK):
Harry Taylor, 59, left home made posters at Liverpool John Lennon Airport three times in November and December 2008.
The self-styled philosopher denied three counts of causing religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress but was convicted in less than an hour by a unanimous jury.
Among the posters, one image showed a smiling crucified Christ next to an advert for a brand of ''no nails'' glue.
In another, a cartoon depicted two Muslims holding a placard demanding equality with the caption: ''Not for women or gays, obviously.''
Islamic suicide bombers at the gates of paradise were told in another: ''Stop, stop, we've run out of virgins.''
Tasteful? No. But he did not do anything that was illegal, independent of the authoritarian legislation used to convict him. Taylor has been slapped with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which bans him from carrying "religiously offensive" material in a public place. As reported by the Telegraph, he was also sentenced to six months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work, and pay costs of 250 pounds.
Taylor may be a bit obsessive, as he's done this sort of thing before, but he should have freedom of speech. Thus, I have a slightly different emphasis from Ophelia. Granted, this debacle may well say something about the rights of atheists; but I also think it shows, more generally, yet again, and very powerfully, how a don't-rock-the-boat mentality is undermining freedom of speech. People who are eccentric or obsessive should be free to spread their messages in public, just like those of us who are more inclined to conform, speak decorously, and not rock the boat.
It's time to redouble our efforts to defend free speech against these constant attacks from people, including legislators and judges, who see it as having low value.