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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Requoted for truth. This is it, in a nutshell.
    Yup, agreed. Wow, I'm actually happy to be an American right now.

    Screw the UK's draconian laws.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Unless you are inciting a riot or violence against people you should be able to say whatever you want.

    Seriously, this scares me, if the US goes down this route 2000 years of social and governmental evolution has been wiped out.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleCellOrganism View Post
    Unless you are inciting a riot or violence against people you should be able to say whatever you want.

    Seriously, this scares me, if the US goes down this route 2000 years of social and governmental evolution has been wiped out.
    I would encourage you not to use the term "hate speech," then. It has a specific meaning that isn't encompassed by inciting a riot. I think you're misusing it, which leads to misunderstandings.

    But yes, I find the UK's hate speech legislation extremely troubling (along with Canada's), and it's something that in my opinion should be stringently resisted by Americans.

    That's why even though I think that Fred Phelps is a completely worthless meatsack who should die in a fire, I will defend his right to say offensive things forever.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleCellOrganism View Post
    Unless you are inciting a riot or violence against people you should be able to say whatever you want.

    Seriously, this scares me, if the US goes down this route 2000 years of social and governmental evolution has been wiped out.
    The US isn't going to go down this route. We left the UK behind centuries ago, for very good reasons.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The US isn't going to go down this route. We left the UK behind centuries ago, for very good reasons.
    Don't be so sure. I mentioned this in a different post, but using the Interweb as a sample, and purely anecdotally, I think the current high school generation is incredibly intolerant of other peoples views.

    Catz wants to burn the preacher, tongue in cheek, I think the younglings today literally want to burn the preacher.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I would encourage you not to use the term "hate speech," then. It has a specific meaning that isn't encompassed by inciting a riot. I think you're misusing it, which leads to misunderstandings.

    But yes, I find the UK's hate speech legislation extremely troubling (along with Canada's), and it's something that in my opinion should be stringently resisted by Americans.

    That's why even though I think that Fred Phelps is a completely worthless meatsack who should die in a fire, I will defend his right to say offensive things forever.

    But I'm still going to get you. And your little dog.

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    Then it should be legal to say it, barring inciting a riot or espousing violence.

    People get harassed, it sucks, but it happens... trying to limit the harassment by encroaching on peoples right to speak is a slippery sloap.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleCellOrganism View Post
    Don't be so sure. I mentioned this in a different post, but using the Interweb as a sample, and purely anecdotally, I think the current high school generation is incredibly intolerant of other peoples views.

    Catz wants to burn the preacher, tongue in cheek, I think the younglings today literally want to burn the preacher.
    I don't want to burn the preacher. I enjoy taunting them too much when they're alive. Who would I make fun if we got rid of all the Christians. I'd have to move on to the muslims, and we know they don't have a sense of humor.

    Using the board as an example, people are incredibly intolerant of each other's views. We're still here, bashing. It's the American way.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleCellOrganism View Post
    Then it should be legal to say it, barring inciting a riot or espousing violence.

    People get harassed, it sucks, but it happens... trying to limit the harassment by encroaching on peoples right to speak is a slippery sloap.
    Yes, I agree completely. We don't have a right to avoid having our feelings hurt.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't want to burn the preacher. I enjoy taunting them too much when they're alive. Who would I make fun if we got rid of all the Christians. I'd have to move on to the muslims, and we know they don't have a sense of humor.

    Using the board as an example, people are incredibly intolerant of each other's views. We're still here, bashing. It's the American way.
    Haha, very true, in fact I think you were taunting me a few weeks back!

    (If I were a Muslim you would be dead)

    Sometimes I do love the American way ...

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    He doesn't have to believe it. Just speaking those things in general. It's the speaking that got him arrested, not the believing.
    Since he does believe it it is being arrested for speaking what he believes.


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