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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 10:54 PM
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76. Well, that's true
Fred Phelps is an interesting case. Most people think he's within his constitutional rights to do what he does, and it certainly doesn't directly harm anyone in a physical way. They don't want to make what he's doing illegal.

But at the same time, they recognize that he's spreading homophobia, and encouraging bigotry in our society - and they recognize a connection between hate speech against a group, and violence against that group. So they speak out against him on that basis, without wanting him to be arrested.
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