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  • Obama’s DOJ Can’t Say Criticizing Religion Will Remain Legal (Video at Link)

    09/17/2012 6:05:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    NRO ^ | September 17, 2012 5:48 P.M.
    The exchange below, between Representative Trent Franks and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, occurred in late July, but is particularly relevant today. Representatvie Franks tries to extract an assurance from Perez that the Obama administration will not push a proposal to criminalize speech “against any religion.” He has a tough time doing so.
  • Obama's Disdain for Democracy and Free Expression

    09/17/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 17, 2012 | David Catron
    It didn't begin with the attempt to censor Google and it will get worse if the President is re-elected. Last week, we learned that the White House has been pressuring Google to censor a video about Muhammad because it has allegedly incited violence in Libya. Google refused, but the very request is a useful reminder of the President's disdain for the democratic process and the principles of free expression upon which it stands. It suggests that, even if his policies were not a catalogue of failure, giving him another term would constitute a clear and present danger to the republic....
  • Enemies without, enemies within and the battle for free speech

    09/17/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 17, 2012 | Scott Swett
    As the fires burn across the Middle East, Barack Obama and his surrogates loudly insist that the wave of Islamic attacks on American interests, including the brutal murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, has all been caused by a YouTube video. As many observers have noted, this tactic is useful in deflecting attention from the administration's security failures, but it also serves a more sinister purpose: facilitating the suppression of political speech in America.
  • Hey Liberals, Non-Muslims Are Not the Problem

    09/16/2012 9:58:11 PM PDT · by Tabi Katz · 9 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | September 15, 2012 | Chris Graham
    On September 13, actress Bette Midler wrote on her Twitter page, “Who are the idiots who made the video and put it on YouTube? When do we meet them? They should be charged with murder.” The video she is referring to is, as I’m sure you know, the ultra-low-budget anti-Islam film that the media and the White House are saying “caused” the rioting in Cairo, Libya, and other Muslim-dominated cities.. Here’s the way liberal logic works: Somebody offended some Muslim; those Muslims killed some innocent people; the anti-Muslim film and those who made it are accomplices in the murder of...
  • religion and free speech

    09/16/2012 4:22:37 AM PDT · by ninstints · 7 replies
    mine | today | ninstints
    I am of the opinion that no human or human invention or human system of belief is above introspection, criticism, question or satire, none. Everyone’s belief system has flaws, Islam is no different, it is not above investigation, it is not above nor question of the people that deliver the text or messages. The prophet was a man, subject to the same temptations each and everyone of us have, and he was not perfect. Open and honest conversations regarding the prophet and Islam are not hate speech, or anti-Islam. They are just open and honest observations regarding the beliefs and...
  • FIRST-PERSON: There is no right to not be offended

    09/15/2012 4:34:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Sept. 14, 2012 | Kelly Boggs
    "The right to free speech and the unrealistic expectation to never be offended cannot coexist," rightly observed Philip Sharp. It seems, however, that the "unrealistic expectation" cited by the retired U.S. Army Ranger and author is being viewed increasingly as a right. The belief that individuals have a "right" to not be offended seems to be gaining momentum in the United States. As this concept grows in popularity it is set to challenge one of America's first freedoms -- the freedom of speech. If the "right" against offense ever triumphs, if it is ever enshrined in law, free speech, of...
  • Saudi Arabia & Egypt’s Grand Mufti Calls For (UN) Intl Law Criminalizing Blasphemy…

    09/15/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 15, 2012
    Not gonna happen.Via Arab News: The KingdomÂ’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh called on the international community to criminalize acts of abusing great prophets and messengers such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all), according to a statement issued today.The statement was issued in response film in the United States denigrating Islam and ridiculing the Prophet (pbuh).Al-Asheikh also appealed to the Ummah to react to any attempt to denigrate Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by strictly adhering to the values advocated by the Prophet (pbuh) instead of unleashing violence against innocent people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.The...
  • Obama Adviser: ‘References to Size, Power or Sexual Potency…Could be Banned From Automobile

    03/02/2012 3:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/2/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising” and that possible means for doing so would be banning utility companies from promoting the use of energy and prohibiting “references to size, power or sexual potency” in automobile advertising. “Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
  • The Video Didn’t Do It

    09/15/2012 1:27:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 24, 2012 | Lee Smith
    It was bad enough, two years ago, that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called fringe Florida pastor Terry Jones to ask him not to burn copies of the Koran, or last week, that chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey took his turn to call Jones to ask him to stop publicizing a YouTube video, The Innocence of Muslims. But then on Friday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told the world that the violent protests in Cairo and Ben­ghazi and elsewhere were a “response not to United States policy, and not obviously the administration or the American people,” but were...
  • Obama administration can’t get its embassy story straight

    09/14/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Jay Carney in the White House briefing room today: (VIDEO AT LINK) This is, to put it bluntly, horrifying. At the very least it is incoherent. On one hand, the White House press secretary says we know the attacks are completely about a film, and not about the U.S. . . . but then we don’t have any information it wasn’t about a film. Have we done some investigation? What about reports that people storming our embassies hadn’t seen or hear about the film? And does the administration not understand that radical jihadists use such incidents to spur Muslims to...
  • Flagged (Obama submits to the Brotherhood...)

    09/14/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT · by bronxville · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-14-2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told the Washington Post that the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.” The request complies with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab’s world’s largest country, Egypt. “Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we...
  • White House asked YouTube to 'review' anti-Muslim film

    09/14/2012 10:39:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/14/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama administration asked YouTube to review the trailer for the anti-Muslim film 'Innocence of Muslims,' officials confirmed Friday. "The White House asked YouTube to review the video to see if it was in compliance with their terms of use," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in an email.
  • Obama off script (again)

    09/14/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Graham
    When a president of the United States has to give an interview declaring explicitly that he supports the First Amendment — you know he screwed up somewhere. There was President Barack Obama on Air Force One yesterday, telling CBS’ Steve Kroft, “We believe in the First Amendment.” According to a transcript provided by the White House, Obama added, “We are always going to uphold the rights of individuals to speak their mind.” This must have come as shocking news to the redneck reverend down in Florida who had just gotten a phone call from Obama’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
  • Internal Emails Show Law Journal Rejected Article Because Author Was ‘Incredibly Conservative’

    09/13/2012 4:06:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | Randy Hall
    When we discuss liberal bias in the media here at NewsBusters, we usually refer to items on television news programs or stories in newspapers across the country, but left-wing intolerance and bias against those who disagree is present in many other facets of our culture, particularly in academia. The latest example of this intolerance for dissent comes out of Harvard University where law students there editing a journal declined to publish an article that was submitted because its author was “incredibly conservative” which made the editors uncomfortable, especially since he had done some work in the past for the hated...
  • DOD: Gen. Martin Dempsey opted to phone Florida pastor

    09/13/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 Sep 12 | KATE BRANNEN
    <p>The military’s top uniformed leader decided on his own to phone an extremist Florida pastor linked to an inflammatory anti-Islamic online video, the Pentagon said Thursday – no one else asked him to do so.</p> <p>Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called Florida pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the video that some reports have linked with anti-American unrest in the Muslim world, a spokesman said.</p>
  • Islamophobia as free speech -- a notion that escapes many Muslims

    09/13/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 13, 2012 | Carol J. Williams
    "..............................Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader elected Egyptian head of state after the fall of the 30-year autocracy of Hosni Mubarak, called on the United States on Wednesday to prosecute the makers of the purported film, "Innocence of Muslims,"from which a 14-minute trailer posted on YouTube was said to be taken... The video clips, which depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a savage and a sexual deviant,set off a heated debate in the United States about the intersection of the 1st Amendment right to free expression and the dangerous consequences of hate speech and religious intolerance. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney...
  • Morsi says Egyptians reject 'unlawful acts'(tells 0bama to end Free Speech)

    09/13/2012 4:05:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/12
    Morsi, who was making his first visit to the West, also harshly criticized the film. "We condemn strongly ... all those who launch such provocations and who stand behind that hatred," Morsi said, adding that he had asked Obama "to put an end to such behavior
  • Obama caves to Romney, embraces free speech for critics of Islam

    09/13/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday, asserting in a CBS interview that he supports Americans’ right to criticize Islam, following almost 18 hours of determined condemnation from Team Romney and damaging news from Egypt and Libya. “We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier. “It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind,” he said, according to a transcript narrated by White House...
  • Libya: there is good reason to ban the hateful anti-Muhammad YouTube clips

    09/12/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2012 | Andrew Brown
    The material I have viewed, said to be linked to the US embassy attack, is purely and simply an incitement to religious hatred. I have just watched a YouTube video of clips from a film which, it is claimed, provoked the attack on the American embassy in Libya. It is impossible to completely authenticate them at this stage, or exclude the possibility the clips could have been doctored in some way by the uploaders. However, we do know that the film has been linked to riots in Egypt and the attack in Benghazi in which four embassy staff, including the...
  • Engage in Free Speech about Islam Here! (Vanity)

    09/12/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 56 replies
    Please use this thread to exercise your G-d given right to Free Speech, secured by our constitution. A right unexercised is a right denied! Come on by and say whatever you wish about Islam! Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  • Middle East (vanity)

    09/12/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT · by impimp · 4 replies
    freerepublic ^ | 12 September 2012 | impimp
    We engaged in "nation-building" after WWII and it worked out. But Europe and Japan wanted the nation building. Arabs do not want our nation building. Therefore I say that we cease nation building in the middle east and we instead bomb their infrastructure (whatever little they have) every time they do something to bother us. If the Taliban were to regain control of Afghanistan then we would need land forces to topple them. But other than that impersonal bombing with drones seems OK to me.
  • “Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!” (Shouted in Cairo today- Andrew McCarthy)

    09/11/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 61 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    Nina is exactly right that the appalling statement issued by the Obama State Department, apparently prior to the storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo today, betrays the president’s agenda to impose on Americans sharia speech suppression standards in blatant violation of the First Amendment. That, however, is far from the most egregious part of today’s episode in Egypt. To attack another country’s embassy is an act of war. Now, some will be quick to point out that our embassy was not attacked by the Egyptian regime. That is no defense. Everybody was on notice that there might be rioting...
  • U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for unspecified film

    09/11/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    The U.S. embassy issued a statement apologizing to Muslims offended by an unspecified film being produced inside the U.S. that allegedly insulted the prophet Muhammed.
  • Obama Urges Amendment to Freedom of Speech

    09/03/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama has joined the ranks of those calling for the First Amendment to be revised to allow the government to exert more control over political speech. The movement for amending this provision of the US Constitution stems from the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. “As it stands now, anyone can say pretty much whatever they want to about any candidate,” Obama lamented. “And if they’ve got money to spend they can ensure that their views can be broadcast to virtually every voter. They can undermine the people’s trust in their government and breed disloyalty on a...
  • DNC security rules trigger free speech worries

    09/01/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 9/1/2012 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS
    Starting Saturday, someone walking through Charlotte's central business district could run afoul of the law by carrying water bottles, hair spray, socks or magic markers under sweeping security rules enacted ahead of the Democratic National Convention. It would take a particularly strict reading of the rules for someone to be arrested simply for possessing one of those items, but the possibility exists — which worries protesters and free speech advocates. They fear authorities could trample on people's constitutional rights in the name of protecting public safety. The changes to city ordinances adopted earlier this year for "extraordinary events" ban a...
  • James Taranto: Brush With Liberal Opposition To Free Speech Solidified Me As A Conservative

    08/31/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, you might say that James Taranto became solidly conservative when his free speech was mugged by liberals. Taranto is the author of the inimitable Best of the Web Today column at the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. In a wide-ranging interview with NewsBusters at the RNC yesterday, Taranto—asked how he became a conservative—described his experience as a college student-newspaper editor. He had written a column defending the free speech rights of a college journalist at another university who had been suspended for published a politically-incorrect cartoon regarding affirmative...
  • State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive

    08/31/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 49 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/31/12 | FoxNews.com
    Watch your mouth -- everyday phrases like "hold down the fort" and "rule of thumb" are potentially offensive bombshells. At least according to the State Department. Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department's latest edition of "State Magazine" advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
  • Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights

    08/30/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights By Matt Cover August 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama endorsed a constitutional amendment that would restrict the free-speech rights of political activist groups by overturning the Supreme Court decision in the landmark Citizens United v FEC case that granted First Amendment rights to corporations. “Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United,” Obama wrote during a question and answer session on the website Reddit on Wednesday. “Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of...
  • Business community will fight the left's attempt to silence us

    08/28/2012 5:41:25 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 4 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/28/2012 | John R. Smith
    Serious efforts are speeding down the political pike from leftists, to curtail the free political speech of businesses. They are trying to pass laws and regulations that limit or eliminate a business’ or corporation’s ability to contribute to political candidates or PACs that support candidates. The left frets and whines about evil businesses trying to “buy” elections, yet it’s OK with them if unions do the buying. Huh? Say again? Let’s start with what the U.S. Constitution and the highest court in the land say about this issue. Previously, these pages pointed out that everyone knows our Constitution prohibits government...
  • Veterans in the crosshairs

    08/24/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT · by Noremac · 9 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | 8/24/2012 | Richard Cameron
    After submitting to you the report on Sergeant Brandon Raub’s unlawful detention by the FBI and Secret Service and being held captive at a VA Hospital Psychiatric ward, I thought it might be eye-opening and informative to let you see just exactly what it was that Sgt. Raub said that raised the dander of federal authorities and the Obama White House. I could have written this and and in fact did express similar sentiments in a post I wrote called ‘The Forgotten Man Speaks ‘ in January of this year. I don’t particularly subscribe to the ‘Truther’ explanations of 9/11,...
  • Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts

    The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held in a psychiatric ward, Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
  • Chesterfield man held in hospital on concerns over Internet posts

    A Chesterfield County man and Marine veteran is in a local hospital after being picked up by federal and local law enforcement officials concerned about threatening Internet postings. Brandon J. Raub, 26, was in Hopewell's John Randolph Medical Center on Saturday. "I'm currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will," Raub said in a telephone interview. Reports of his detention Thursday have gone viral on the Internet. Raub said Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield police officers came to his home Thursday. "They were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials," he said....
  • University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court

    08/18/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 18 2012 | Malu Banuelos
    The Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage debate doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Ever since President Dan Cathy stated his stance on gay marriage last month, the fast-food chain has been under scrutiny. Now, some University of Maryland students and staff are working to get the restaurant off their campus. They’re using online petitioning via change.org to persuade Adele H. Stamp Student Union officials to remove the restaurant, reports campus newspaper The Diamondback,
  • Minnesota marriage amendment foe allowed to keep donation anonymous

    08/18/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-18-12 | Billy Salisbury
    A Roman Catholic Church employee who gave $600 to a group leading the opposition to a Minnesota constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples does not have to reveal his name. State campaign finance regulators said in a decision Friday, Aug. 17, that the donor could be identified as "John Doe" in contribution reports to protect him from being fired by church officials. It is the first time an individual has been exempted from the state's disclosure requirement, said Gary Goldsmith, executive director of the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The donor told the board that when he...
  • Saudis Are Not Our Allies

    08/16/2012 9:04:10 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    http://ezralevant.com/ ^ | 15AUG12 | Ezra Levant
    Ezra Levant urges Canadians and the government to not bend to Saudi pressure - these guys aren't our allies. (Video-5m44sec)
  • Exclusive Interview: Insane Clown Posse (band) is Suing the FBI!(And Why it Matters)

    08/11/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by LucyT · 23 replies
    FuseNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Nicole James
    Did you know Juggalos are considered a "criminal gang" by the FBI? "It gets laughs out of people, but think about it," Violent J tells Fuse. "That's insane." After Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope tweeted a mysterious message earlier this week talking about "the biggest announcement of Insane Clown Posse's career," we've now got an answer: ICP is suing the FBI. The problem is that the FBI considers Juggalos—what ICP fans call themselves—a real-deal criminal gang. According to the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, Juggalos are considered an official "concern to law enforcement." The members of Insane...
  • Commentary: Chick-fil-a day only fattened Cathy's wallet (Hurl, you will)

    08/08/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    You know all those people who made last Wednesday the most profitable single day in Chick-fil-A’s history? I’m still trying to figure out how they managed to eat the thousands of chicken sandwiches they bought – while simultaneously patting themselves on the back with both hands in honor of their political stand. By filling Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s coffers with even more moolah than usual, many somehow feel they were striking a blow for traditional marriage and free speech in America. Buffalo chips. They didn’t do a thing in the world except help fatten a corporate chieftain’s bottom line and...
  • Chick-Fil-A and Human Rights

    08/05/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-04 13:47:49 | danmillerinpanama
    Freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceful assembly are among the most important human rights we have. There is no "human right" to compel anyone to agree with one's political, religious or other views.To my regret, I did not dine at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. I live in the somewhat remote and rural highlands of the Republic of Panama and the nearest Chick-Fil-A is probably more than a thousand miles distant; going to one would have been inconvenient. However, many more people than usual apparently did find it convenient to go, judging by abundant photos on the internet. Here is one:I have...
  • Ex-Limbaugh sponsor says dropping show during Fluke controversy hurt company (Carbonite)

    08/03/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 August 2012 | Sean Higgins
    During the height of the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in March, software company Carbonite announced it would no longer sponsor the conservative radio host. As CEO David Friend said at the time: No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our...
  • Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)

    08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger
    Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..." Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    08/03/2012 6:02:56 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 57 replies
    “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.” ~ Mark Twain “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ―Søren Kierkegaard “All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution...
  • Send your Chick Fil-A wrappers/receipts ot the Mayor

    08/02/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT · by elephant · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 2, 2012
    Stand up to government executives discriminating against private enterprise for the views of private individuals. Send your receipts or empty bags after visiting Chik Fil-A to the mayors of Boston and Chicago! Addresses below: P.S. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT ON YOUR WALL and IN GROUPS and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS LIST!
  • Anti-gay marriage controversy draws crowd to local Chick-fil-As [Chicago]

    08/02/2012 3:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOSH MCGHEE AND CASEY TONER
    Photo gallery and article: "For many who went to eat at Chicago-area Chick-fil-As Wednesday amidst calls to support the company president’s anti-gay marriage stance, it didn’t come down to whether they agreed with him or not. Rather, they said, it was simply to show they supported Dan Cathy’s right to espouse his beliefs — beliefs that they said shouldn’t impact whether another Chick-fil-A should be allowed to open in the city. “I came out to support freedom of speech,” said Bob Matter, a paralegal and self-described atheist, liberal and supporter of gay marriage. Matter, like hundreds of others, flocked to...
  • Wow! Whoopi Goldberg with a pleasant surprise!

    08/01/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT · by weeder · 28 replies
    Whoopi Goldberg actually defends Chick-Fil-A on the basis of free speech in America. Good for you, lady!
  • Chik-Fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Liberal Free Speech

    08/01/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 4 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 8/1/12 | David Webb
    Did the Cathy family ever hide their beliefs? Did anyone who has ever visited a mall on a Sunday afternoon not know that Chik-Fil-A was always closed? I didn’t think so. The one thing about liberal ideas of free speech is that they believe in free speech as long as you agree with them. The second you disagree with them is when your right to free speech ends.
  • Chick-Fil-A Boycott???

    08/01/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT · by veritas2002 · 47 replies
    Vanity | August 1, 2012 | Veritas2002
    On Monday I posted a Vanity Post that when I Googled Chick-Fil-A, it got 9 million hits. Today, four days later, I Googled it again and it got 307,000,000 hits. So I ask the liberals, Obama, and the same-sex marriage crowd, "How's the boycott working for you?" "How's the gay ;marriage' thing going for you?" Can you repeat after me T-E-A P-A-R-T-Y.
  • Chick-Fil-A-Supporting B&B Owner Lashes Out at Lesbian

    07/31/2012 11:28:07 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 156 replies
    People Planet Profit ^ | July 31 2012 | Zack Ford
    Joianne Fraschilla is a lesbian mom in New Jersey whose son has been eager to visit the petting zoo at the WhiteBriar Bed & Breakfast they pass by regularly. This week, they noticed a sign outside the B&B promoting tomorrow’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” organized by Mike Huckabee, as well as the message “One man, one woman, one God.” Fraschilla wrote on the B&B’s Facebook wall that she would not be bringing her son there because she was disappointed a local business was anti-equality. She received the following response, presumably from WhiteBriar co-owner Carole Lokan-Moore: "Isn’t it wonderful Joanne Fraschilla, that...
  • Administration Defends Siccing Auditors on Political Opponents

    07/29/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Reports that Romney donors may be subject to special audits by federal agencies were brushed off as “no big deal” by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this past week. One targeted businessman, Frank VanderSloot, says that since donating a million dollars to presidential candidate Mitt Romney he has been notified by both the IRS and the Department of Labor that they will be looking into his records. “I don’t know what VanderSloot is so worked up about,” Geithner said. “Using federal agencies to put some heat on those opposing the President has a long tradition in American politics. FDR did it....
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2012
    First Amendment: The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination. Want fries with that righteous indignation? Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build a store in his trendy ward after hearing that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, had stated in an interview that he believed in marriage as between one man and one woman. Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a...