Articles related to Freedom of Speech


Let's Not Confuse Freedom of Speech with Moral Rightness
Let's Not Confuse Freedom of Speech with Moral Rightness

By: Robert Parham
When does provoking hatred cross the line from free speech to irresponsible speech? What the Pamela Gellers of the world do may be legally acceptable. But that doesn't make it morally right.

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How Do We Best Honor Our Right to Freedom of Speech?
How Do We Best Honor Our Right to Freedom of Speech?

By: David Kerrigan
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, do we best honor freedom of speech by defending offensive speech? Or should we be using it to challenge tyranny and injustice?

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The First Amendment's Magic: Protecting the Unpopular
The First Amendment's Magic: Protecting the Unpopular
By: Phillip Larsen
People say things that drive us crazy. Some are silly, others inflammatory. But the First Amendment wasn't designed to protect popular speech; it protects what's unpopular.
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Bill Would Limit Military Funeral Protests
WASHINGTON (RNS) A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would make it harder to protest outside military funerals.
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Westboro Church Plans Protest of Funeral for Pa. Children
HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Westboro Baptist Church said it plans to protest at a funeral for seven Pennsylvania children who died in a fire.
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The Biblical Ethic That Fred Phelps Can't Grasp
The Biblical Ethic That Fred Phelps Can't Grasp
The Supreme Court upheld the free-speech rights of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church, but the fundamentalist pastor doesn't grasp a profound principle of Christian ethics that balances conviction and consideration.
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Israeli Ambassador Prompts Debate over Campus Free Speech
IRVINE, Calif. (RNS) “Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech!”
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Time to Call Out Strident Rhetoric of Extremists
Time to Call Out Strident Rhetoric of Extremists
Freedom of speech has always given rise to extremists who abuse that freedom. When rhetoric turns violent, we need to do something about it. It's time to tone down the rhetoric and find a way to work together.
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Courts Uphold Teen’s Piercing, Religious License Plates
(RNS) Two federal courts have issued strong defenses of religious expression in two separate decisions.
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Locked Out? Voice of People of Faith Marginalized
Locked Out? Voice of People of Faith Marginalized
Although people of faith should be allowed a voice in the public square, their views seem to be marginalized on many fronts, including education, government and health care.
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Freely Speaking Lies Abuses Right to Free Speech
Freely Speaking Lies Abuses Right to Free Speech
Freedom of speech is a corollary to freedom of religion, which Baptists have championed for 400 years. Some, however, abuse this right when they spread lies.
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