Tag Archives: First Amendment

Homocon Kevin DuJan Is Very Upset That “Perverts” Might View Porn At The Library

We haven’t heard much from Chicago homocon Kevin DuJan lately as he appears to have abandoned his Sarah Palin fan site. He hasn’t posted there in six months and his co-blogger Megan Fox hasn’t posted since September. (Of course, Tea Party sites such as World Net Daily continue to repeat DuJan’s infamous claim that President Obama goes to bathhouses.) The …

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SCOTUS To Hear Public Prayer Case

In 2008, Americans United for Separation of Church and State first sued the town of Greece, New York on behalf of two residents who claimed that allowing public prayer at city meetings was a violation of the Establishment Clause. Last year the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the town. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear an appeal brought …

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Rep. Peter King Calls For Prosecuting Journalist Glenn Greenwald Over NSA Leak

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) today called for the prosecution of openly gay journalist Glenn Greenwald for publishing the story about NSA leaker Edward Snowden. King appeared this afternoon on Fox News to make his threat. “Not only did [Greenwald] disclose this information, he said he has names of CIA agents and assets around the world and threatening to disclose that,” …

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From Reporters Without Borders

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Texas Cheerleaders Win Court Battle

A Texas court has ruled that public high school cheerleaders may display banners which claim that God wants their team to win. District Judge Steve Thomas Wednesday ruled that the Kountze Independent School District cannot prevent the displays. The controversy began when the cheerleading squad at Kountze High School was ordered by the superintendent to stop displaying the banners. The …

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NEW JERSEY: Cops Investigated For Rap Video Featuring Homophobic Slurs

Maurice Gattison, president of the Irvington, New Jersey police union, and three other officers are facing discipline for performing in a gangsta rap video that includes anti-gay slurs such as the word “faggot.” In the video, posted on YouTube, three other men flank Gat as the broad-shouldered emcee with the booming voice spits out various homophobic slurs and promise violence …

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Upcoming Meme Alert

After it happened to him, Georgia state Rep. Earnest Smith decided to try and make it illegal to harass somebody by photoshopping their face into porn scenes.   Earnest Smith has a problem: he doesn’t take too kindly to images with his head Photoshopped onto the bodies of male porn stars, and he’s introduced a bill to ban the practice. “Everyone …

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No Freedom Of Speech At Work

The firing of biotech executive Adam Smith after his Chick-Fil-A protest left many on the left (and the right, in some places) screaming that his freedom of speech had been infringed. But as I’ve noted here before, freedom of speech can only be considered to have been repressed by the actions of a government, not a civilian employer. Business Week …

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Santorum: The Idea Of A Separation Of Church And State Makes Me Want To Vomit

“I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that …

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Bryan Fischer: The First Amendment Does Not Apply To Mormons

As I noted several posts down, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is scheduled to share the stage with Bryan Fischer at the FRC’s Values Voter Summit in two weeks. People for the American Way have asked Romney and the other GOP presidential candidates to denounce Fischer before they appear at the conference. This clip may speed a response from Romney, at …

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TEXAS: Prayer Rally Suit Dismissed

The atheist group suing to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer rally have lost their case. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting, ruling Thursday that the group of atheists and agnostics did not have legal standing to sue. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller …

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American Family Association: The First Amendment Only Applies To Christians

“The First Amendment was written neither to guarantee freedom of religion to Muslims or Buddhists or Hindus nor to prohibit their free exercise of religion. It wasn’t written about them one way or another. It was written for one specific purpose: to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion. We must be clear: the First Amendment does not prohibit …

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Quote Of The Day – Sen. Rand Paul

“I’m not for profiling people on the color of their skin, or on their religion, but I would take into account where they’ve been traveling and perhaps, you might have to indirectly take into account whether or not they’ve been going to radical political speeches by religious leaders. It wouldn’t be that they are Islamic. But if someone is attending …

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Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber: Dan Savage Is The Gay Version Of Fred Phelps

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Father Of Slain Soldier Predicts Gunfire At Future Westboro Baptist Pickets

Bereaved father Albert Snyder, who lost his Supreme Court battle with Westboro Baptist Church earlier this week, says that somebody is inevitably going to open fire on the Phelps family. “Something is going to happen,” Albert Snyder told CNN Thursday. “Somebody is going to get hurt.” “You have too many soldiers and Marines coming back with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and …

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America’s Bedrock

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HomoQuotable – Jim Burroway

“This [Westboro] ruling is important for many reasons. First and foremost, it preserves the primacy of free speech in America, which benefits us all. But from a parochial pro-LGBT narrative, it’s equally important to note that it proves the lie to the multiple instances when anti-gay activists falsely claimed that advances in LGBT equality and protections — whether they come …

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Sarah Palin On Westboro Ruling

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Supreme Court OK’s Westboro Protests

The Supreme Court today ruled 8-1 to overturn a $5M judgment against Westboro Baptist Church, saying that the First Amendment protects their right to picket the funerals of military members. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote: “Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and– as it did here– inflict great …

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LOS ANGELES: Student Loses Suit Against College For Stopping His Anti-Gay Speech

Shortly after the passage of Proposition 8, Los Angeles City College student Jonathan Lopez was stopped by his public speaking professor as he attempted to deliver a speech against marriage equality. Lopez alleged that the professor called him a “fascist bastard” and told him to “ask God what your grade is.” He then won the right to sue the college …

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