Post Tagged with: "hate speech"

Free Speech and Reporting Anti-gay Rhetoric

It the importance and weight of the Souther Poverty Law Project’s pronouncement is to mean anything and have any affect, we have to be willing to draw a clear delineation between hate speech and anti-gay speech. It may be true that most often they are the same thing, but the distinction allows for Free Speech and the requirement for dialogue to be filled with facts and the truth.

December 7, 2010 1 comment Activism, general
The Hate Agenda

The Hate Agenda

…”The Hate Agenda” specifically since most anti-gay groups attack LGBT’s as having some Gay Agenda, when in reality, the gay agenda is simply a matter of being treated as equals in our society, and having the same rights and freedoms as everyone else. But no one has really, until the SPLC, labeled the oppositions efforts as an agenda of hate.

November 26, 2010 4 comments general

NYC LGBT Center to Defy Hate Vandals

There may be a hundred different things that can be added to this list, but the important point is- do it. Don’t sit back waiting for someone else to do it.

April 25, 2010 1 comment Activism, Gay Pride, general

Free Speech or Hate Speech: The Westboro Baptist Church

It gets me thinking about the difference between free speech and hate speech and the role of Religious Liberty.

March 17, 2010 2 comments general

What is Murder?

Steven Anderson has recently been in the news. As a pastor, he prays for Obama to die. The other day, Sirius XM radio host Michelangelo Signorile had him on the air, and the linked blog is about that exchange, and it includes a Youtube video. What I found most intriguing about the exchange was the questioning about murder. According to Anderson, if someone assassinated the President, it wouldn’t be murder, but the legal abortion provider[Read More…]

September 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Religion Has Failed

Today is Counter-Protest Day!

Well, today is the big day for my boyfriend’s efforts.  Today Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church anbd his gang will be in Pittsburgh protesting at a funeral and a few other chosen targets. Brad started a FaceBook group, and hopes to have a very silent/peaceful counter demonstration/witness during the protest at the funeral of Catherine Baker Knoll.  If you are in the Pittsburgh area, and want to support him in this endeavor, please[Read More…]

November 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Activism

Is hatred inherent in Religion? In Culture overall?

Will write more about this later. Giant baby Donald Trump can’t land a helicopter on Masada so he’s not gonna go at all

November 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled General Commentary

Say No to Hate Speech

I’m possibly an odd one.  While I am opposed to hate speech, I don’t believe the solution is to stop someone from speaking hateful things.  Free Speech is just that Free Speech, and one of the prices we pay for it, is that everyone has a right to do it. I think that the solution to hate speech is two-fold.  First to bear witness to it, and name it as hurtful to a meaningful society,[Read More…]

November 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled Activism