India’s Supreme Court says lack of enforcement of existing laws is at root of hate speech problem

FBI: We’ve Not Made ‘An Endorsement’ of Southern Poverty Law Center

US Army defines Christian ministry as ‘domestic hate group’

Japanese Court: Anti-korea ‘hate Speech’ Illegal

It’s a Crime to Say This About Muslim Men in Denmark | Eugene Volokh

“French Gay Rights Group Doesn’t Like Homophobic Hashtag, Plans To Sue Twitter”

CAIR likens UCF professor to KKK for calling Islam a ‘threat to America’

The Business of Financing Hate Groups

Silencing a secularist in Turkey

Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Our Hate Map Doesn’t Cause Anybody to Attack’

Yes, Threats to Religious Liberty Happen Here | Ryan T. Anderson at Public Discourse

Abu Islam imprisoned for three years for insulting Christianity

“Civility, bullying and same-sex marriage” | Ryan T. Anderson at Kansas City Star

Rasmussen: 31% Favor Ban on Hate Speech

Justice Department to Hold Seminar Warning Against the Legal ‘Consequences’ of Anti-Muslim Speech

US Attorney Warns of Prosecution for Religious Intolerance

Scotland: American Arrested for Anti-homosexual Statements

Army Reserve presentation calls Christians ‘extremists’ | SBD Scout on MSN

Kenya: Media Monitoring Comittee Warns Against Hate Speech

Poland: “Walesa Avoids Hate Crime Charge for Anti-Gay Words”

First Canada Then America: Speaking Against Homosexuality is a Crime | Engage Family Minute

Mexico’s top court says ‘anti-gay terms’ are unprotected hate speech

Canada: Supremacists Courts

Christian activist says he won’t be muzzled by Supreme Court, will deliver more flyers next week

Video: Brazilian politicians seeking to outlaw ‘homophobic’ speech, warn evangelicals

Canada: Supreme Court set to update legal definition of hate-speech

Free Speech Victory in UK: You May Now (Legally) Insult Me | Paul Coleman at the Christian Post

White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a ‘hate group’

Uncensored: European ‘hate speech’ laws exposed | Alliance Defending Freedom

A victory for free speech: Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary people

Telegraph urges Govt to drop controversial ‘insult’ law

UK: Peers to vote on ‘insult’ law this week

South African Provincial MP accused of hate speech for views on homosexuality

UK: “Barclays and Coutts tell Stonewall: Remove Bigot Award”

A summer of intolerance | Edwin Meese and Jennifer Marshall at USA Today

Obama’s DOJ Can’t Say Criticizing Religion Will Remain Legal | Congressional Testimony Video

Germany Bans Pastor Terry Jones

Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

Criminalize Mockery of Islam?

Law Prof.: International Law should override Constitution to Regulate Religious Hate Speech

Powerful marriage video prompts attacks on Alliance Defending Freedom and allies as “hate groups”

An Open Letter to Mark Potok, Spokesman for the SPLC (Part I) | Michael Brown

The SPLC’s Intolerant Campaign

    Rich Lowry at National Review: What the SPLC is doing is profoundly illiberal. The whole idea of a “hate group” is an organization that is so irrational and beyond the pale that it has no legitimacy. The SPLC brags about shutting down such groups, and rightly so . . . Putting the Family Research Council in the same category is a statement that it isn’t worthy of a democratic society — that its views shouldn’t be debated so much as shunned and marginalized.
    This is the trend in the gay-marriage debate. The attempt to punish Chick-fil-A for the opinions of its founder and CEO, although an abject failure for now, will probably be the template of the future. “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views,” William F. Buckley Jr. once said, “but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” The SPLC and its allies on the left won’t be satisfied until there are no other views on gay marriage.


  • Posted: 08/21/2012
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LivePrayer to File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center

Before Shooting: Southern Poverty Law Center Put Family Research Council on ‘Hate Map’

Lessons from the FRC Shooting | National Review Editors

Maine opponent of marriage redefinition alarmed by DC shooting

ABA embraces Southern Poverty Law Center, issues award despite hate rhetoric

Hate Crimes vs. Hate Speech: What Universities Can Learn From The Attack On The Sikh Temple | Jordan Lorence

Video: Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Defamation of Religion Initiative

Twitter prepares curbs on hate speech

Australian Court: Bisexuals can claim compensation for Leviticus bumper sticker “villification”

Christian Institute criticizes police effort punish atheist for “insulting” speech

Michael McConnell: “You Can’t Say That: ‘The Harm in Hate Speech’ by Jeremy Waldron”

Finnish MP Loses Post After Islam Slur

AWR Hawkins: “Hate Speech They Love: A Double Standard at Chapel Hill”

Stanley Fish: The Harm in Free Speech

NC: Protests and attempted church arson after sermon

Southern Baptists draw distance from harsh anti-gay rhetoric, yet hold to convictions

    Baptist Press: Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund, said pastors in particular should not be afraid to speak biblically from the pulpit without fear of reprisal, even when their opinion is contrary to that of President Obama. “The fact that the pastor may be responding to a comment from the president doesn’t make the biblical comments off-limits,” Stanley said. The ADF campaigns against U.S. law that prohibits pastors from using the pulpit to oppose political candidates. “At ADF, we believe that restriction is unconstitutional,” Stanley said. “Our point is that we should let the pastors and the churches of America debate what is wrong or right.”


  • Posted: 05/24/2012
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Benjamin Bull: Should critically discussing Islam be a form of hate speech?

Ben Bull: The “Hate Speech” Prosecution of Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà

UK: Norwich Reformed Church banned for Islam ‘hate’ leaflet

Denmark: Round Three of the Trial of Lars Hedegaard

UK: Organization Calls for Removing The Divine Comedy from School Curricula

Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’

Brazilian government demands apology from televangelist for ‘homophobia’

Religious broadcasters protest exclusion from social media

Christian preacher told “gay” men they would burn in hell, UK court hears