Thank God for Free Speech

WEDNESDAY 6-25-08…You might call today’s Tidbit “A Lesson in Two Cultures.” Let me explain: Northern Ireland’s first lady, Iris Robinson, has been accused of “hate crimes”. She was being interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster. During that interview, she described homosexuality as “disgusting, nauseous, shamefully wicked and vile.” She said “Homosexuality is not natural, it is an abomination. It is an offense to God and nature.”

 

She urged homosexuals to seek psychiatric counseling to help them re-focus their sexual lifestyles. Now….she has been accused of hate crimes and is facing both a police investigation and the possibility of a civil complaint filed by the group “Gays and Lesbians Across Down.”

 

Meanwhile, here in the USA, General Peter Pace has been selected to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Two homosexual advocacy groups immediately criticized that decision because of comments he made during an interview with the Chicago Tribune. The general said “I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts.”

The spokesman for one group said “There should be no medal for bigotry and intolerance.” Another calls the award outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful.

 

Fortunately, we live in country where our constitution declares speech to be a protected right. It was John F. Kennedy who said “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

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