Saturday, January 17, 2015

5 Times the Right Flipped Out Over Blasphemous Depictions of Christianity

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By Amanda Marcotte, AlterNet
Image courtesy of TIME magazine.
The free speech fans of the left now find themselves being joined by the same conservatives who normally spend their time complaining about rap lyrics and Internet pornography but who suddenly find themselves to be free speech absolutists when the proponents of censorship are radical Muslims. Suddenly, the right not only will defend your right to offend others, but often argue it’s a moral duty. Matthew Continetti of the National Review wrote, “I am buoyed by the spirit of defiance in the face of terror, and by the avowals of Enlightenment principles such as freedom of religion and speech and press.” [5 times]