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r3020
Senior Advisor

Government speech police

Talk about shredding the Constitution. This is just one step away from criminalizing speech.

 

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The San Antonio City Council is doing some housecleaning to combine all of its anti-discrimination rules and ordinances into one. The consolidated ordinance states a desire to adopt a “comprehensive and expanded non-discrimination policy with revisions to outdated terminology.”According to Pastor Charles Flowers of Faith Outreach International, the city leaders want to add two categories to the policy: sexual orientation and gender identity.“The ordinance also says that if you have at any point demonstrated a bias – without defining what a bias is or who will determine whether or not one has been exercised – that you cannot get a city contract,” he tells OneNewsNow. “Neither can any of your subcontractors [who have demonstrated a bias] sign on to the contract.”Moreover, according to a draft of the revised policy, no one who has spoken out against homosexuality or the transgender lifestyle can run for city council or be appointed to a board. Flowers says the Arizona-based legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom has taken a look at the ordinance. Flowers“They said they've never seen this kind of language in any other ordinance in any other city that they've dealt with,” the pastor shares. “It is unprecedentedly wrong – and of course the citizens of San Antonio must stop it.”Flowers maintains the ordinance violates state and federal constitutions in terms of freedom of speech and religion. He is inviting people throughout the U.S. to call the members of the San Antonio City Council to politely voice their opposition. -

See more at: http://onenewsnow.com/culture/2013/07/23/%E2%80%98unprecedented%E2%80%99-language-targets-those-with...

7 Replies
Samnospam
Advisor

Re: Government speech police

So they are trying to define who can run for council?

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Government speech police


@Samnospam wrote:

So they are trying to define who can run for council?


Only government approved candidates.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Government speech police

No one is doing anything with your precious freedom of speech. What they are saying is that some things you say will have consequences. We have laws concerning slander and libel. You have the freedom to slander anyone you wish but you might get sued or get you ass kicked.
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Government speech police


@schnurrbart wrote:
No one is doing anything with your precious freedom of speech. What they are saying is that some things you say will have consequences. We have laws concerning slander and libel. You have the freedom to slander anyone you wish but you might get sued or get you ass kicked.

Where in the Constitution does it state who decides what speech disqualifies you from holding political office?

Snooky1953
Senior Contributor

Re: Government speech police

It doesn't but in a town council, I would imagine they can make all the rules they want and someone who has shown racist activities in the past could very well be one that they don't want.  Like I said, you can say anything you want but sometimes you'll get your teeth kicked in.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Government speech police


@Snooky1953 wrote:

It doesn't but in a town council, I would imagine they can make all the rules they want and someone who has shown racist activities in the past could very well be one that they don't want.  Like I said, you can say anything you want but sometimes you'll get your teeth kicked in.


And sometimes the government will persecute you.

Samnospam
Advisor

ha ha ha ha

Like I said....but schurbart posted that. Liar. Busted