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Old 12-28-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Although I do not agree with homosexuality, when they show up the burial of a fallen soldier it becomes politics. Remove the tax exempt status....seperation of church and state has been violated.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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free speech for all or free speech for none. although it is hateful, they do have their freedom of speech.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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free speech for all or free speech for none. although it is hateful, they do have their freedom of speech.
Except for when it violates the statute of their tax exempt status. Free speech means you are free to speak but also free to reap the consequences.

There are limitations on "free speech".
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Except for when it violates the statute of their tax exempt status. Free speech means you are free to speak but also free to reap the consequences.

There are limitations on "free speech".
Good post and I agree.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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They deserve to have their first amendment rights protected......



.....just not with our taxpayer money. Let them show up to the events but lets not send police to keep the peace. And let the chips fall where they may be. The first amendment was never designed to protect idiots from their speech, but to protect people from government sanction due to their speech. Classifying them as a 'hate group' as chipping away at the first amendment.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Although I do not agree with homosexuality, when they show up the burial of a fallen soldier it becomes politics. Remove the tax exempt status....seperation of church and state has been violated.
Churches are allowed to speak on issues, what they can't do is endorse political parties or candidates.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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They are hiding behind the 501C3 tax-exemption as they are not really even a church - it is a family of wackos speaking vulgarity and quoting some bible verses. They are using a church's tax-exempt status as a front for their very social agenda. Hate-group? Absolutely.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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They are scum. I hope an asteroid lands on their "church". Until that happens, they have as much right to free speech as you or me.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Except for when it violates the statute of their tax exempt status. Free speech means you are free to speak but also free to reap the consequences.

There are limitations on "free speech".
Freedom is a b*** ain't it?

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They deserve to have their first amendment rights protected......



.....just not with our taxpayer money. Let them show up to the events but lets not send police to keep the peace. And let the chips fall where they may be. The first amendment was never designed to protect idiots from their speech, but to protect people from government sanction due to their speech. Classifying them as a 'hate group' as chipping away at the first amendment.
That would be a sight. No protection from the police to spew their crap! I'd pull myself up a chair, grab my popcorn!

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They are scum. I hope an asteroid lands on their "church". Until that happens, they have as much right to free speech as you or me.

Agreed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Sure, but re-classify the army, navy, air force, CIA, FBI as hate groups first...

actual lethal hate groups.
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