Thursday, March 01, 2007

Freedom Of Speech Challenged Again

This story tells about it. It seems that when a high school freshman was being ridiculed for being a Mormon and razzed about her "ten moms" she replied, "That's so gay" and ended up in the principal's office. Guys, it's time to come back to reality.

We do have a first amendment to the constitution. It was enacted as a protection for the masses. Suddenly, it appears alright for schools, etc to disregard that precious amendment if someone says something that can be construed to be what has become known as "insensitive." Frankly, most of the time, the reaction borders on the ridiculous.

After Rice got a warning and a notation in her file, her parents sued, claiming
officials at Santa Rosa's Maria Carillo High violated their daughter's First
Amendment rights when they disciplined her for uttering a phrase "which enjoys
widespread currency in youth culture," according to court documents.

All I can say is I'm proud of the parents of this child.

Just a thought.


At 9:30 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Here's hoiping they come away with enough money to pay for a good private education for the lass.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Looks like her "ten moms" were on top of it ...

... As it should be.


At 7:48 AM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

Isn't it ironic that no one got upset about the kid who was teased because of her religion? I find this far more offensive than making fun of gays or even using the word gay. No one seems to have gotten ruffled about mocking her religion. Interesting. People are idiots.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

It is a bit ironic, but religion bashing is cool right now as long as it isn't Islam being bashed. Not too many Mormons killing us though.


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