Monday, February 13

Cuffy and Jazzy stand up for freedom of speech

Cuffy said, “Jazzy, on the Jan. 24 post you pointed out the danger of hate crime legislation leading to hate speech laws. Well, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force recently made the ridiculous charge that speech from the ‘religious right’ have caused crimes against homosexuals.” I, your logical thinking Jazzy Cat, replied, “Cuffy, that is correct. Their website says the following:
’Rhetoric of religious right continues to fuel violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
Task Force: Today's attack on men in New Bedford gay bar points to climate of hate created by right-wing obsession with homosexuality’

They are not going to get away with this tripe on my blog. If speech fuels violence, then certainly the rash of church burnings in Alabama could be caused by anti-Christian rhetoric. If this country starts buying into critical free speech being the cause of crime then we would have to ban any speech that criticizes anything. This would prohibit The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from criticizing the religious right. They have had success in making the false case that to disagree with their thinking and objectives is to hate and be intolerant.”

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