Tenn. law bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"
so know if I post an image that anyone finds offensive in any way shape or form, regardless of whether it is of you or not or intended for you or not I am now in violation of Tennessee law......
The new legislation adds images to the list of communications that can trigger criminal liability. But for image postings, the "emotionally distressed" individual need not be the intended recipient. Anyone who sees the image is a potential victim. If a court decides you "should have known" that an image you posted would be upsetting to someone who sees it, you could face months in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
so this includes just about anything, I am upset by an pro-religion image that "intimidates" me through meands of saying I will go to hell or otherwise less of a person then a christian would easily fit the standards, so does that mean I can start filing police reports day and night against most churches with a webpage?
or heck just the emotional distress that there is religion, check, it fits the bill. Certainly can't make any cartoon of muhammed now, not a chance.
This seems like an excellent method to create blasphemy laws in the states without explicitly calling them that.
yes, I know the supreme court will take about 2 microseconds to say this law violates the constitution. But someone will likely have to pay the price to their reputation to get it fixed. They will then sue the state, taxpayers pay for it on top of all the legal issues and for what, so republicans can show how backwards they are.