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Video: 'Death' is so unfortunate

by Jeremy Hooper

"There's a religion out there that I came up with, that all f*aggots should be in, and it's called 'faggotism'."

"Shoot the priests that would even perform [gay marriage]."

These and other nuggets of wisdom on this edition of "Death Talk":

Watch out, Regis and Kelly -- this spunky little duo is biting at your heels!

Death Talk(homosexuality) [YouTube]

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Your thoughts


Posted by: | Apr 2, 2008 10:51:29 AM

That's hard to take so early in the day. Maybe after a few pots of coffee, I'll give it another try.

Posted by: Mike in the Tndra | Apr 2, 2008 11:09:02 AM

no, maybe after a few shots of tequila. My lord that is some scary stuff.
By the way what does that link to moonbattery have to do with this story?

Posted by: Ron | Apr 2, 2008 11:12:07 AM

So... Wow, I could barely understand him at first, and once I could I turned it down so that people walking down the hall wouldn't hear it and think I agree with him.
I need to check out youtube and see what idiots are agreeing with his "wellthought out" position.

Posted by: Piper | Apr 2, 2008 11:20:00 AM

Why are these videos allowed on Youtube? Can you imagine if the target of this hate was African-Americans? Or Jews? Maybe I don't know enough about the Terms of Use on Youtube, but free speech has a limit, doesn't it?

Posted by: | Apr 2, 2008 11:25:26 AM

Looking through YouTube's terms, pretty much the only restriction on user-uploaded content is no copyrighted material (and let's be honest here, that's really just lip service). So in fact, I do think racist, anti-semitic, and whatever else trash can be posted without violating the terms. I definitely couldn't agree with the video less, and it IS terrifying, but I'm also terrified of censorship and net policing. They could just as easily be used to shut this site down as to take that video offline.

Free speech does have limits, and to quote Brandenburg v. Ohio, that limit is when it is "likely to incite imminent lawless action." Imminent, I think, is the key here-- "Death Talk" is definitely fostering a poisonous atmosphere, but no one can point to the precise wave of violence it may or may not have sparked.

Of course, if homophobic hate speech ever gets on the damn books as a hate crime, then maybe gay bashers will get something closer to the kind of censure they deserve.

Posted by: vitupera | Apr 3, 2008 3:46:57 PM

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