The Center for Inquiry recently held a video contest for their Campaign for Free Expression. Today, on International Blasphemy Rights Day, they announced their winner — and it’s a great pick:
Center for Inquiry (CFI) is pleased to announce that Gregory Walsh and John Schmid of Maryland are the Grand Prize winners of its Campaign for Free Expression Video Contest, which asked contestants to submit short videos in the form of a public service announcement that addresses the importance of free expression. The Grand Prize provides Messrs. Walsh and Schmid with a cash award of $2000.
I’ve worked with Greg Walsh before and the award couldn’t have gone to a nicer guy. His point is no surprise to a lot of atheists — but it’s one we need to keep repeating: Speech should not be censored because it’s unpopular. (That includes the right to criticize bad ideas, including religion.)