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Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims
by Joel Belz
Posted 5/15/15, 01:00 am

Next time there’s a shooting somewhere here in America that strikes you as likely to have come from a radical believer in Islam, ask yourself this question: Why do our culture’s justice system and its mainstream media both seem so protective of Islam and so eager to keep you from premature judgment?

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Provoking, offending, and freedom

First Amendment
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 5/06/15, 11:17 am

I can say with 99 percent certainty I’ll never draw the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a parody or as a serious depiction, but I have criticized radical Islam and will continue to do so. I don’t go out of my way to offend, but, as a Christian and a conservative with published opinions, I end up offending someone.

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'Inclusive' speech campaign

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by La Shawn Barber
Posted 2/11/15, 12:51 pm

Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing, narrow-minded, prudish crusade led by grandchildren of the earlier generation? From campus speech codes to California’s Yes Means Yes sexual consent law, the political correctness is odd, even to this Christian who doesn’t like name-calling (though I’ve done it, I confess) and believes fornication is a sin.

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