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April 13, 2009

The Things We Defend

The selective outrage displayed by these posturing First Amendment warriors (be sure to watch the video - it's priceless) seems a bit ironic in light of this:

... not content to merely draw national headlines as a porn haven, the University’s Senate – which took a “couple of years” to study the issue – voted 42 to 14 to abolish the invocation from the school’s commencement ceremony. The 175-member senate includes staff, faculty and students. Way to abstain, those who fear going on record.

Senate Chair Kenneth Holum told the Washington Post that the decision was made because many students on the ‘large and diverse’ Maryland campus “felt excluded and marginalized” by having the prayer.

After all, only the ignorant fear free speech, right?

After years of international scorn, the United States can claim the high ground by supporting the right of all to speak openly about religion.

Posted by Cassandra at April 13, 2009 10:55 AM

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Yes, we're all free to say whatever "P.C." things we choose. :-(

Posted by: camojack at April 14, 2009 01:20 AM

After years of international scorn, the United States can claim the high ground by supporting the right of all to speak openly about religion.

Unless that open speaking of religion takes place in an institution touting the free and open exchange of ideas, of course. God forbid that someone feel marginalized because you're speaking about a subject of which he disapproves...

Posted by: BillT at April 14, 2009 03:51 AM

Personally, I'm tired of God being blamed for all the Free speech ills in the world. I'm Christian, I can't help that it bothers me.

What things have boiled down to is this: You must listen to me but I'm not going to listen to you. I get to say what I want to say but you don't get to say what you want to say because what you say is offensive to my delicate soul. It's an exercise in antipathy.


Everything hedonistic and anti-secular is supported in a free forum but bring a blessing into the mix and all of a sudden folks get their noses bent out of joint over something that is meant to be a good thing, not a polarizing moment for all to be slighted by.


You want to say a blessing? By all means say it! I'm sure we can all use one :-)

Posted by: Red at April 14, 2009 11:14 AM

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