So I wrote earlier about Snyder vs. Phelps and how it meant that conservative Christians didn’t have to worry about hate speech laws. Fred Clark, at his new site, said much the same thing:
… this decision sweeps away one of the central fears of opponents of [marriage equality], and so it can also be seen as good news for the politically conservative religious groups who have been in the vanguard of the fight to ensure that GLBT people not be granted equality under the law. The decision proves that their fears are unfounded.
Naturally, what’s the first thing to come out of Sarah Palin’s twitter feed?
Common sense & decency absent as wacko “church” allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers’ funerals but we can’t invoke God’s name in public square
I give up. Yes, Sarah, that’s exactly it. Only Phelps gets first amendment protection, no one else. You can tell, because of the eighty or ninety Christians who have been arrested because they dared to utter the name of Jesus outside the local mall.
Could someone explain the first amendment to her again? Speaking slowly and using small words? Maybe hand puppets?