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Your defence of it needs ridiculous arguments as to the status of the church as public space,

Excuse me for objecting to religious bigots demanding a one-way inroad into the public conversation, where they are permitted  to use their churches as platforms for petty parochial partisan political propaganda, but the public is not permitted to challenge that propaganda in the same churches.

the claim that a person who chooses to be a political figure loses all rights under libel law

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what is known as "a lie."

All I'm demanding is that religious bigots sue their detractors under the ordinary libel laws, instead of under their own special laws.

Of course, when they do sue under the common libel laws, they almost invariably lose. Which is why they cling so tightly to their special laws.

and now even takes us to homeopathy! What next?

What's next is you telling me what difference between insulting homeopathy and insulting the Virgin Mary merits the legal prohibition of the latter, but not the former.

Because I'm not seeing it.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 10:30:58 AM EST
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