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Anti-Gay T-shirts Sold at Connecticut High School Considered ‘Freedom of Speech’

Anti-gay Seth Groody

Last year Seth Groody of Wolcott High School in Connecticut was requested by his school  to remove an anti-gay t-shirt he wore on  ‘Day of Silence’, a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Groody was originally threatened with suspension for wearing the shirt,  a rainbow encased in a circle and slash but when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) threatened to sue the school for infringing on the student’s constitutional right to free speech, Wolcott High School backed down.

Now not only is Groody permitted to wear the anti-gay t-shirt, but has reported to selling the shirts to his fellow students without any ramifications.

Groody said he and his friends intend to wear the shirts on the upcoming National Day of Silence that is recognized this tear on April 19th.

Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU in Connecticut disagrees ‘very strongly’ with Groody’s anti-gay position, but says he should be allowed to express his opinion freely .

I have to wonder if the ACLU would be so adamant and forthright about taking the case of a student who wanted to come to school in KKK attire on MLK Day?  By thier opinion that also could be seen as freedom of speech. The ACLU has helped set a dangerous precedent by allowing hate speech on a school campus.  And while the vast majority of the time I support the ACLU, this is about more than freedom of speech.  It’s about infringing on other people’s learning environment and possible safety. The ACLU needs be more careful in the cases it chooses to advocate for.  They needed not take this case, they had a choice.  And I am sure there are many other more important and less hateful cases out there that the ACLU could have, and should have chosen to defend over a teenage bigots “right to hate”.

Shameful

PLEASE support and register for GLSEN’s Day of Silence.

Source - Gay Star News
Trump to Address NRA's Annual Convention, Guns Banned From Convention During Speech

The NRA Promises to Unveil ‘Meaningful Contributions’ So Sandy Hook “Never Happens Again”

Ever since the horrible and tragic Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut the National Rifle Association —America’s most influential force for putting guns in the hands of everyone—went  silent going even as far to remove its Facebook page.

Now in the shootings aftermath it has released its first statement on the Sandy Hook incident:

National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

Expect it to be a completely empty PR exercise. The NRA has made it abundantly clear that they only believe in the maximalist position; anything less is a world-ending infringement of individual rights as handed down by God.

By the way Friday 12.21.2012 is the predicted Mayan Apocalypse.

Sure NRA. Wait until the end of the world to announce something meaningful.

NRA Spokes person: “We have come to the realization that our efforts these past decades have been … OOPS … end of the world, got to go”

Source: Gawker

AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Children Died in CT Shooting Spree Because School Did Not Embrace God

Fischer said that God could have protected the victims of this massacre, but didn’t because “God is not going to go where he is not wanted” and so if school administrators really want to protect students, they will start every school day with prayer

What a fucking monster this scumbag is.