Lets Talk About the First Amenment of the U.S. Constitution!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You are a goddess for creating this, haha.  Unfortunately those who were screaming “Freedom of Speech! Freedom of Speech!” probably won’t take the time to read this. 

But it explains it perfectly.  So thank you!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love you so much. Can you go talk to my crazy-ass Tea Party Member family? Can you explain this to them, and that he is not being persecuted by (oh, God…) ” the Goverment and the liberal, left-wing media that it controls”.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@KateByDesign:  +1  

Well done OP!  But sadly, the people who need to be educated on stuff like this are not the ones who take the time to learn about it… and so the cycle continues… and that’s why we have the Tea Party.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@LoggerHead91207:  I think I love you. This is exactly what I’ve been trying to explain to all my ridiculous Bible thumping acquaintances who claim persecution at every turn, and equate FoS to no consequences for whatever ridiculous, hateful bile they spew. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

… am I the only one who has no clue what any of this is about?

– So… some famous person has made some comments in an interview, which have got him the sack, right?

– He has then claimed unfair dismissal.

– So… doesn’t the employment tribunal then have to prove that he has deliberately brought their company into disrepute by somehow giving the impression that he was speaking as a representative of that company?

What does his employment contract say about this? Surely this is a contractual matter… hardly one which needs to be tried before a court?

What am I missing here? And what on earth has this to do with freedom of religion?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LoggerHead91207:  Yeah this is always my favorite argument from people. “Freedom of Speech!” I can say what I want!”

…yes. But not without consequences. Thanks for this. Some folks just don’t get it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

OP, you are awesome!  This is the first rational explanation of the events that I’ve seen.  My FB newsfeed has been a minefield of “This is ‘Murica and we can say what we want” and “OMG he is so hateful, send him to jail!” (Yes, I actually do have a friend who has been posting about how he wants to see him tried and sent to jail)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

thank. you!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Rachel631:   Nooo, haha.  To most of this.

He hasn’t been fired, he has just been suspended.  He hasn’t claimed unfair dismissal (as of yet).  Nothing is going to Court.  And we’re talking about freedom of speech, not freedom of religion.

Here’s an article about what has happened:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson-equates-homosexuality-bestiality-article-1.1551556

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bleusteel:  That’s my second favorite reaction “I’m SO surprised that he’s a bigot!”

…Really, though? He’s 70 years old, and a born-again Christian. Were you epecting him to extoll the virtues of gay marriage? His entire reality TV show empire is based on his family’s endearing Redneck ways. That generally doesn’t involve attendance at gay pride parades, people!

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