Karen Hunter, Debbie Schlussel are hate mongering bigots

I’m shocked at CNN giving air time to the hate speech from these bigoted intolerant women (they are certainly not ladies, transcript here). What ever happened to the belief in religious freedom that is in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Check out the video and read this article for yourself and also the excellent commentary by PZ Myers. Please voice your opinion on this to CNN via the CNN feedback link.
Here’s what I sent to CNN:

Re: Paula Zahn Now: Karen Hunter, Debbie Schlussel, Stephen A. Smith on Atheism.

This was the most disgustingly one sided bashing of a minority I have ever seen on CNN. I’m shocked that you did not make any effort to have an atheist on the panel. What’s next a whole panel full of White Hooded Clansmen discussing non-white people and saying we’re a white nation.

If the subject of discussion had been any other minority group you would never get away with espousing such hatred and mis-information.

You should be ashamed of yourselves. I’m sure Roger Williams (1603-1684) is rolling over in his grave at the state of religious intolerance in this country.

I’m slowly beginning to feel that religion IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL in this world. These two woman should be made to live in one of the many repressive Islamic countries for a while and then see if they still think that religion should be forced on people by the state. Perhaps being forced to wear a burka and be a slave to men will wake them up to where their religious intolerance leads.

Kent Hovind sentenced

Thanks to Pharyngula for this post: Kent Hovind: 10 years! I’m glad to see that even a right-wing fundametalist law breaker gets what’s coming to them.

Sadly he has so many crazy followers I suspect he’ll get his fines paid and continue to preach his nonsense from his jail cell. So far I have not met a single evangelical preacher who appears to be in any business other than taking advantage of the emotions and lack of intelligence of their followers. They all seem to be in it only for the fame, power and money it brings them.

Why the DMCA is a problem

A recent EFF newsletter pointed me to a great article in the IEEE Spectrum magazine Death by DMCA. This 4 page article is the best summary of DMCA related problems that I have seen. IMHO, the DMCA is the worst piece of IP legislation in US history.

Iranian bloggers and free speech

Mojtaba Saminejad and Omid Sheikhan are bloggers living in Iran. They are being punished for speaking their minds in blogs.

Read the details of their cases and sign the petitions to help Mojtaba Saminejad and Omid Sheikhan.

I am a firm believer in all peoples right to freedom of speech. Only under very limited and special circumstances do I think speech should be limited e.g. you can’t shout fire in a crowded theater. To stay up to date on internet free speech issues I’ve added a Blog Alert box from The Committee to Protect Bloggers and the EFF’s Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech icon on the sidebar. These items will be automatically updated by the sponsor organizations.