Thursday, March 8, 2007

9th Circuit endorses censoring Christians

In another attack on our First Amendment right to Free Speech, the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled municipalities have the right to censor employees speech.

This ruling is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to promote the homosexual agenda being forced down the throat of our country and redefine the First Amendment.

In a lesson on constitutional law, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has shown to change the constitution all you need is a pencil, an eraser and a handful of liberal judges willing to legislate from the bench.

The court ruled that cities can restrict use the words, "natural family," "marriage" and "family values" because that is hate speech and could scare workers.

The lawsuit was filed over the City of Oakland restricting the use of an employee bulletin board. Several workers began placing family value oriented material on the city bulletin board after receiving information promoting the gay lifestyle being sent from the city email account.

After "someone' complained they felt the material on the bulletin board was offensive, the city forced the workers to take the information down describing it as hate speech, if not they would be fired.

World Net Daily reported --

"Public employees are permitted to curtail employee speech as long as their 'legitimate administrative interests' outweigh the employee's interest in freedom of speech," said the court's opinion by judges B. Fletcher, Clifton and Ikuta, who noted that their writings are "not appropriate for publication."

"The district court appropriately described [the Christians' speech rights] as 'vanishingly small,'" the opinion continued.

However, as the Pro-Family Law Center noted, the court "completely failed to address the concerns of the appellants with respect to the fact that the City of Oakland's Gay-Straight Employees Alliance was openly allowed to attack the Bible in widespread city e-mails, to deride Christian values as antiquated, and to refer to Bible-believing Christians as hateful.

When the plaintiffs attempted to refute this blatant attack on people of faith, they were threatened with immediate termination by the City of Oakland. The Ninth Circuit did not feel that the threat of immediate termination had any effect on free speech." More....

No homosexual agenda? Yeah right!!

Again, our right to free speech is slowly being pared down to right to politically correct free speech.


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