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.
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…”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.
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.
It gets me thinking about the difference between free speech and hate speech and the role of Religious Liberty.
Well, today is the big day for my boyfriend’s efforts.Â 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.Â If you are in the Pittsburgh area, and want to support him in this endeavor, please[Read More…]
I’m possibly an odd one.Â While I am opposed to hate speech, I don’t believe the solution is to stop someone from speaking hateful things.Â 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.Â First to bear witness to it, and name it as hurtful to a meaningful society,[Read More…]