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03/25/2009

Shooting the messenger. Literally. Like as in murder. With guns.

by Jeremy Hooper

Remember last week, when we showed you videos of anti-gay speaker Don Feder abruptly ending a speech because the opposition was too greatly drowning out his voice? Yea? Well in a new post that he's written for One News Now, Mr. Feder sends a warning shot -- quite literally -- to any opposing voice that might greet him at his next college outing:

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Simian students throw feces at conservative speakers [ONN]

Perhaps the 5th amendment would be a wiser one for Mr. Feder to embrace!

**The Feder videos, for those who missed them: Video: Fed up Feder packs his false stats and goes home [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

I hope I run into him someday. It would be worth the assault and battery charge.

Posted by: Tony P | Mar 25, 2009 6:16:30 PM

If his first amendment rights had been abridged, then I would join him with a sharpened pitchfork (Colbert is so funny) and a blazing torch.

But the fact of the matter is that the only way his first amendment rights could ever be violated is if the GOVERNMENT PHYSICALLY PREVENTS him from speaking. That is the only protection that the first amendment gives to any of us; that the government will not stop us from speaking our minds. PERIOD!

And, the government DID NOT stop him from speaking . . . his pussy-ass (pardon my French) couldn't handle a little heckling (which, in and of itself, is free speech as well). That he chose to stop speaking was entirely of his own volition.

That said, it is very alarming that many of those who rabidly hate us the most, seem to be powder-kegs just sparing for an ignition source. And history is rife with examples of the religious and pseudo-religious (though I really don't quite know what the difference between those distinctions is) have wreaked havoc (in some cases very violent havoc) on anyone that they chose to oppose. That model of "religion" seems to be what many of today's fundies seem to cherish. And, it is abominable.

PS. I'm bored today, and I just finished mowing the lawn, so I don't have anything else to do, so I have been responding to every post and email I read. The espresso should be wearing off soon, though.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Mar 25, 2009 6:27:36 PM

Statements like this are the reason I believe we should all exercise our own second amendment rights.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Mar 25, 2009 7:02:47 PM

O.o; This actually frightens me that some people will take his word verbatim.
Honestly, all it takes is one whack-job to, say, burn down a church or something that supports LGBT rights, and then this will actually turn into a war. People will follow in the firsts' example. The opposite side will retaliate.
This is what happened in the civil rights movement in the beginning. People WILL be hurt as long as idiots like this guy say stuff like this. And they will not care, nor will they be punished.
It's frightening...

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Mar 25, 2009 10:41:11 PM

I don't remember any church that supported segregation getting blown to bits, killing any "innocent" people.

Posted by: Attmay | Mar 26, 2009 9:09:02 PM

Clicky: I continue to say, and strongly believe, that a powerless religious right is more frightening on the ground. When they feel like they have no more political allies, court possibilities, or campaigns to wage, where will that energy go? We know that they believe stopping gay rights is a holy commandment -- so what's next? What's their endgame?

Shiver.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 26, 2009 9:42:19 PM

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