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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 01:55 PM
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Swedish Supreme Court To Hear Anti-Gay Speech Case Involving Pastor
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/05/050905sweden.htm

Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it will review the acquittal of a Pentecostal pastor who denounced gays as "a deep cancer'' during a sermon at his church.

An appeals court in February threw out a hate crimes conviction against the minister, Rev. Ake Green, saying it was not illegal to offer a personal interpretation of the Bible and urge others to follow it.

Sweden's chief prosecutor appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, saying Green's comments amounted to hate speech.

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 01:59 PM
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1. And here's his monument to him
from www.godhatessweden.com . Boneheads.

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 02:08 PM
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2. send his ass to Kansas with the rest of the fundie freaks
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Moderate Dem Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 03:02 PM
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3. So you think it should be illegal
to express Fundamentalist views?

Now that's a scary thought. Whatever happened to that Democratic ldeal of free speech?
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 05:12 PM
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4. Do you think it should be illegal to express extreme KKK views?
They're about the same thing you know.

I love it when "moderates" rush to defend views that say "gays should be burnt and shot" but run screaming from views that say the same things about blacks and Jews. They never seem to be in a rush to defend the KKK or National Front, do they? Why is that?
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Moderate Dem Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 06:33 PM
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5. The ACLU seems to think
that all free speech should be defended. I agree, because I am an American.

Is the 1st Amendment too "moderate" for ya?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 06:52 PM
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6. Actually, there is a famous Supreme Court case in which ...
the Justices do just that - it was a key case that guaranteed our constitutional freedoms.

Per the court, even the KKK could march and express their views.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 08:21 PM
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7. No I don't
It is a very dangerous game to take this kind of power for ourselves and not expect that others will take it too. Where I live it is far more likely the majority of people would favor banning my speech in favor of gay rights than the other way around.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 08:24 PM
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8. This will bite us on the ass
It is profoundly stupid, not to mention hypocritical, to advocate freedom for ourselves but wish to see others oppressed. In NC it is far more likely my speech would be banned than his if we didn't have a first amendment.
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