I'll admit that I've not read the Koran from cover to cover — or, more specifically, at all — but I'm willing to bet that there's something in there somewhere in that prohibits taking it on a roller coaster…
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Tags: Afghanistan, Christianity, Islam, Koran, Religion, Terry Jones
Sen. Lindsey Graham responds to news that Muslim protesters to killed eleven people in Afghanistan last week after hearing that Pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran a few weeks ago…
"I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy."
Seriously! Don't get me wrong; I'm totally in favor of free speech. Totally totally! But… does it have to be so… free? Can't we have some kind of free speech that's mitigated in some way? Like, government-approved free speech. It'd be simple. If you wanna say something, you just contact the federal government, requesting permission to say the thing, and then six-to-eight weeks later, they get back to you and let you know if you're allowed to say it.
I think this could solve a lot of problems in this country, don't you?
Tags: Afghanistan, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Islam, Koran, Lindsey Graham, Religion, Senate, South Carolina, Terry Jones
Terry Jones — the Floridian pastor who threatens to burn Korans when people with whom he disagrees get to have rights that he doesn't want them to have — has apparently found himself banned from entering the United Kingdom to visit his daughter and granddaughter due to U.K. feelings that he is "not conducive to the public good" and also kind of an asshole…
Pastor Terry Jones was prevented from coming to the country by the Home Office, in the latest in a string of controversial bans on right-wing American political figures which has led to accusations of censorship against the British government.
"I have no intention of doing anything against British law," Mr. Terry told Sky News.
"We feel this is definitely against constitutional rights to travel, freedom of speech."
I'm not a huge fan of this guy, but I do think that he has a case here. I mean, seriously? These British people are infringing upon his rights under the United States Constitutional rights to travel where he likes! That's not right!
Our Founding Fathers didn't spend years of their lives fighting British oppression in the hopes of creating a document so fundamental to the American way of life just to have it thrown out the window by a bunch of British people in Britain! Who do they think they are.
I hope Pastor Jones takes this one all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Tags: Christianity, Constitution, Islam, Koran, Religion, Terry Jones, United Kingdom