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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

the natural family, marriage and family values." = hate speech?

This is absolutely unbelievable. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has a case before it stemming from Oakland, California that could potentially outlaw the promotion of Christian values while protecting the active promotion of the homosexual agenda in much of the western United States.

Use of the Words 'Natural Family' Ruled Hate Speech, Appeal Hearing Underway
Back in February of 2005, United States District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled the city of Oakland had a right to bar two employees from posting a Good News Employee Association flier promoting traditional family values on an office bulletin board. According to the lawsuit, gay and lesbian city workers had already been using the city's e-mail, bulletin board, and written communications systems for promoting their views to other workers, including the plaintiffs.

Plaintiffs, Regina Rederford and Robin Christy posted the flier in response to an e-mail to city employees announcing formation of a gay and lesbian employee association. The two responded with a promotion of their own -- the start of an informal group that respects "the natural family, marriage and family values."

But supervisors Robert Bobb, then city manager, and Joyce Hicks, then deputy director of the Community and Economic Development Agency, ordered removal of the flier, stating it contained "statements of a homophobic nature" and promoted "sexual- orientation-based harassment," even though it made no absolutely no mention of homosexuality.

Activist liberal judges are steering this nation further and further away from the moral foundation upon which it was built. The irony is that in ruling that these women were not discriminating against the court is in effect discriminating against them. If one group is going to be given the freedom to open promote their views it is discrimination and down right bigotry to not let another group promote their opposing views.

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