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Duck Dynasty: Freedom of speech vs. intolerance

There are 66 comments on the Free Republic story from Dec 29, 2013, titled Duck Dynasty: Freedom of speech vs. intolerance. In it, Free Republic reports that:

To an intelligent, open-minded person who sincerely believes in pluralism, the entire Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty incident should have nothing at all to do with where one stands on gay issues or what one thinks of the man's opinions, but whether we believe in freedom of speech or prefer intolerance and censorship.

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Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#1 Dec 30, 2013
An intelligent, educated American should know that this is not and never was a free speech issue.

Next time, review your high school civics notes. You only have free speech rights re: the government.
Dancing Israelis

Southfield, MA

#2 Dec 30, 2013
I do not force my beliefs on people that cannot tolerate who I am. Nor should they be penalized for speaking of their beliefs. At least we know where we stand.
Dancing Israelis

Southfield, MA

#3 Dec 30, 2013
Massachusetts censors people for speaking and standing up for what they believe in.
Dancing Israelis

Southfield, MA

#4 Dec 30, 2013
Free:
Not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes.

Try not paying your property taxes next year.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Dec 30, 2013
Seems to me the homophobes love talking about freedom of speech and the bible when it fits thier anti gay agenda.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#7 Dec 31, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
Seems to me the homophobes love talking about freedom of speech and the bible when it fits thier anti gay agenda.
When they aren't repeatedly and graphically bringing up gay sex, which is telling.

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#9 Dec 31, 2013
Pop Quiz wrote:
Seems to me queers can't stop themselves from molesting little boys.
Statistically, homosexuals are no more likely than heterosexuals or bisexuals to molest children.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#10 Dec 31, 2013
Strel wrote:
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When they aren't repeatedly and graphically bringing up gay sex, which is telling.
Exactly. And they're absolutely HOOKED on the Gay/Lesbian Forum.....spewing thier hateful BS as if thier opinions actually mattered.

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#12 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Keep telling yourself that.
That's what the science says. Do you have anything better?

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#14 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Over the years science has been known to be wrong, a lot.
We should probably go with the method of bigoted guesswork then, right?
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Over the years science has been known to be wrong, a lot.
Someone sporting a name like yours really ought to recognize that the statement above is a classic logical fallacy.

Maybe you should change your name.

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#18 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Queers are as much a bigot as anyone.
How so?

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#19 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Sorry, but it's the truth, which ho:mos find it hard to accept or tell.
The "truth" that you made up? That also contradicts scientific statistics?

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#21 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Cause you all are nasty to and down anyone that doesn't agree with your beliefs.
I'm not gay, personally.

What beliefs do all gay people have?
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#22 Dec 31, 2013
Ultimate Truth wrote:
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Sorry, but it's the truth, which ho:mos find it hard to accept or tell.
Ok, then so I guess you are just not that familiar with logic? You don't know what a logical fallacy is?

It means your statement, offered for the purpose that it was, is neither valid nor true.

Just because some scientists are wrong about some things doesn't mean they are wrong about this. Saying so is logically fallacious.

Which you would know, if you had a decent education.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#23 Dec 31, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly. And they're absolutely HOOKED on the Gay/Lesbian Forum.
It's free and more entertaining than Duck Dynasty.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#24 Dec 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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That's what the science says. Do you have anything better?
Science said that homosexuality was a mental disorder. A few members of an organization voted and then science said it wasn't. So much for science when it comes to homosexual issues.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#25 Dec 31, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Science said that homosexuality was a mental disorder. A few members of an organization voted and then science said it wasn't. So much for science when it comes to homosexual issues.
Yes, and we once thought that the earth was flat.

Science corrects itself.

I find that prejudiced people rarely do.
Ray Cathode

Jamestown, NY

#26 Dec 31, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
Seems to me the homophobes.
morons with no argument scream "homophobe"
Ray Cathode

Jamestown, NY

#27 Dec 31, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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bigoted guesswork
morons with no argument scream "bigot"

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