July 10, 2012

Free Speech Death by Lynch Mob

The true erosion of Free Speech isn't in the restrictions and dampers placed by big government.  The death of our right to speak our minds is a slow one, played out on the Internet and on editorial pages across the nation.

The most venomous diatribes and threats come from those groups of people that have long screamed for equal treatment and for everyone to appreciate individual choice and the freedoms that support it.

Case in point: Brad Pitts' mother wrote a rebuttal opinion letter to her local paper (refuting another letter writer's assertion that Christians cannot vote for a Mormon), noting that Obama (among other things):
...did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
Those are all factually true statements.  Momma Pitt's point was that Christians should not dismiss Romney due to his Mormonism, but should prayerfully consider the candidates' positions on those fundamental moral issues.  Enter the screaming minority, which Twitchy aptly described thusly:
“Time for the left’s self-proclaimed arbiters of tolerance to teach her a lesson with their hateful, misogynist slurs and death wishes.”
Some of the social media comments they gathered relating to the Pitts story include:
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” wrote Twitter-poster Sandy Kownacka.
A tweet from “I Bleed Gaga” echoed similar sentiments, saying, “Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”
Other comments included, “F— you, brad pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko,” and, “Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c—.”
Can't you just feel the love and acceptance of the gay community?  I know, I know, these shitheads don't speak for everyone, but, unfortunately, they are speaking the loudest and getting the most media coverage.

P.S.  That Twitchy is fun to click around.  Check out this story and collection of Tweets about #OverheardatObamaFundraiser.

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