Restrictions on freedom of speech: Should governments protect certain religious groups from speech that is antithetical to their views?

  • Freedom of speech is hard but necessary

    Freedom of speech can sometimes be a difficult thing because when people start spouting off hateful, racist, or even just plain wrong feelings and beliefs, we still need to protect their right to say so. However, we need to make sure there is a line between saying what you feel and harming others. An example would be people who protest gay soldier funerals. There needs to be a line.

  • Our First Amendment Says It All:

    No. Churches should be allowed to write a speech, and speak out what they're teaching about. I do believe in some regulations, though. Churches should NOT call out other churches and say they are wrong about what they teach. That would cause a controversy between the two churches, which would take up time from people. We don't need any more fights between the islamic and the christians. We should each be able to speech or just say publicly what we think. IF the government is protecting that religion (like christianity), then yes, those churches should not be allowed to speak in public, because you are putting your life in danger. Some may put their life in danger for their god, and I agree it is right to have that faith, but it gets people nowhere, killing each other.

  • The very heart of our Constitution is the First Amendment

    There is no more important freedom in the Bill of Rights than the right of freedom of speech and religion. Freedom of religion, though, does not give one a license to suppress others' criticism of their religion.

    It is a terrible idea for the government to give any group,religious or otherwise, special protection from hearing things they may not like.

  • Government should have no say in any speech used by it's citizens.

    Our founding fathers made a law about separation of church and state. No religion should have the authority to tell other religions what they can and cannot say. Government should not approve of one churches ideals over another. This country was created by people who were sick of an overbearing government. Guess what? We have an overpowered, overbearing, terrorist government.

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