Freedom of religion, speech, and press, under attack

Dead, white, cisgender males who penned the Bill of Rights

Dead, white, cisgendered males who penned the Bill of Rights

Freedom of religion, speech, and press under attack

Wow. Just in the past few days, my news feed had contained all sorts of articles about attacks upon freedom of religion, speech, and the press.

Attacks upon freedom of religion are, of course, nothing new. Freedom of religion is virtually non-existent in the USA today. But freedom of speech and the press are now coming under assault, too.

I predict freedom of speech and the press will go the way of freedom of religion. Meaning: These freedoms will virtually disappear, too.

“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.” (First Amendment)

Religion: Nativity scene in Wadena comes down after complaint http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/11/11/debate-over-holiday-display-in-wadena/75557170/ via @kare11

Speech: Mizzou student government VP is ‘tired of hearing’ about First Amendment protections https://shar.es/15EPSI via @collegefix

Speech: Missouri Police Solicit Reports on ‘Hurtful’ Speech, Startling Scholars http://t.usnews.com/Zf2bxd?src=usn_tw via @usnews

Press: State’s Attorney: Hate Crime Charges Will Be Filed Against Man Accused of Distributing KKK Flyers – http://bit.ly/1RRUgBN

Press: Professor weighs in on Mizzou protest incident https://youtu.be/G9iFUi6v27w

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9 Responses to Freedom of religion, speech, and press, under attack

  1. Judge: Courthouse nativity scene violates First Amendment

    “A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Baxter County in Arkansas violated the First Amendment by displaying a nativity scene on courthouse grounds.

    “Judge Timothy L. Brooks decided in favor of the American Humanist Association (AHA) and Mountain Home resident Dessa Blackthorn in the Nativity scene case against Baxter County and County Judge Mickey Pendergrass. Blackthorn said the issue began when Pendergrass denied a request to place a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner on the courthouse lawn in 2013…”

    Continue reading: Judge: Courthouse nativity scene violates First Amendment http://usat.ly/1iYSFxR via @WLTX

  2. Port Neches asked to remove Latin cross from park

    “A representative of the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the mayor of Port Neches expressing objection of a display that includes a cross.

    “It is our understanding that the Port Neches Riverfront Park contains a white 10-foot tall cross. The cross stands by itself near the river and contains no writing or engravings, ” says the letter…”

    Continue reading: The City of Port Neches has received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation requesting removal of a cross from Riverfront park. STORY → http://bit.ly/1Sp8tWM

  3. Arthur Topham convicted of promoting hatred against Jews on website

    “B.C. man Arthur Topham has been convicted of promoting hatred against Jews through his website, RadicalPress.com, which the Crown said demonized Jews and forwarded anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

    “On Thursday, a jury in Quesnel, B.C. agreed, convicting Topham of one count of communicating statements that wilfully promote hatred against Jews.

    “It’s a very important decision,” said Harry Abrams of Victoria, who alerted B.C.’s Hate Crime Unit to the website…”

    Continue reading: Arthur Topham convicted of promoting hatred against Jews on website http://www.cbc.ca/1.3317052

  4. ‘Nazi Grandma’ sent to prison for denying holocaust

    “Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel says there’s no proof that Auschwitz was a death camp and that that’s “only a belief.” Those thoughts spoken in a Hamburg court Thursday—and others, such as the “Holocaust is the biggest and most sustainable lie in history” comment she made on TV in April——are what just earned her a 10-month stay in a German prison, the Local reports…”

    Continue reading: ‘Nazi Grandma’ sent to prison for denying holocaust http://usat.ly/1NSxfiZ via @thv11

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