Pat Robertson hates free speech

I know he’s a bit of an easy target, since every second word out of this man’s mouth is something horribly offensive and totally out of date. We all have that racist, misogynist grandpa we’re embarrassed by, except we don’t normally have to listen to his hateful rhetoric on TV. Pat has a massive audience of gullible idiots who continue to pay for his lavish lifestyle, and it’s with his network that he’s now decided to attack atheist billboards, which displease him so much, he ironically demands that atheists should not be allowed to speak freely, and all this ‘first amendment’ stuff doesn’t mean jack shit.

I don’t know about you, but I like that he’s feeling rattled. I hope he continues to say shit like that, because if I know Americans, if there’s one thing they can’t stand, it’s anyone telling them to shut the fuck up.

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    Richard

    He’s right. Not for long, of course, as the US government merges more and more with big business on it’s way towards fascism, but he is right. The first amendment states that “congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech,” and this is not a case that violates that amendment. The guy with the megaphone is free to say no when you ask him to repeat your message. If you don’t like it, get your own megaphone.

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    Vlad

    To put a disclaimer first, I’m no legal expert, and this is especially true with US legal system.
    But as far as I know, US has laws against discrimination. If a company can put up an ad for Christians, or Muslims even( I would encourage that just to see christian fundies go balistic), then they can put up an ad for atheists. If they refuse, that is discrimination.

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    Richard

    They’re not discriminating based on the religion (or lack thereof) of the person who wants the ad put up, but rather based on the content of the message. The latter is perfectly legal.

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    Vlad

    Richard, promoting god is as insulting to me as is promoting godlessness to them. Therefore, either forbid all religious/anti-religious content, or be an equal opportunist and take money from all. Anything else IS discrimination.

    If the billboard companies are money making businesses, I am guessing they will chose the latter option.

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