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We can know what’s false but censorship isn’t the answser

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We should know by now that censorship is bad even if you’re confident that you’re censoring “the right things.”  I recently saw a tweet from commentator and political scientist Yascha Mounk that I think ...

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Musk gets praise, barbs for Twitter takeover

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Many leading conservatives and other free speech advocates continue to praise Elon Musk purchasing Twitter. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted simply, “Free speech is making a comeback.” Actor James Woods said, “I’ve ...

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Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Christian flag, speech

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In a rare unanimous decision the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious speech on May 2. The case involved the city of Boston refusing a Christian flag to fly at city ...

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Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter may help restore free speech

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Twitter has suspended the accounts of numerous Christian and conservative leaders in recent months. Some are optimistic that its policies may change with entrepreneur Elon Musk becoming its largest shareholder and joining ...

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Vicky Hartzler, Babylon Bee among latest example of Big Tech censorship

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Twitter’s lockout of “The Babylon Bee” last week is only the latest example of Big Tech’s censorship of conservative voices, political commentator Mollie Hemingway said. “You cannot possibly have been alive in ...

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Twitter rebuffed by courts in its lawsuit against Texas over Trump ban

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Twitter has lost another round in court over its ban of Donald Trump from the social media platform. A federal appeals court has dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. ...

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Free speech, religious freedom at stake in Supreme Court case over Christian flag

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Across the country, cities fly LGBT flags, Black Lives Matter banners, and even the Mexican national flag over their government buildings.  But the city of Boston says you can’t fly a Christian ...

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Ethical issues with technology to watch this year

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The ethical concerns over the effects of technology on humans have given way to larger issues about pervasive surveillance and the threat of digital authoritarianism For all of the good uses of ...

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Sen. Rand Paul joins exodus from Youtube to competitor Rumble

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Sen. Rand Paul on Monday joined what is turning out to be a flood of millions leaving YouTube over censorship issues. The Kenucky Senator acknowledged his moving to the start-up streaming platform of ...

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Pro-life group wins as court blocks new California abortion law

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California pro-lifers scored a major legal victory just before Christmas. On December 23, a federal court granted Life Legal’s motion to block enforcement of a law that criminalizes First Amendment activity outside most abortion ...

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Woman wins lawsuit after being fired for saying “men cannot change into women”

A British woman has won her suit against her former employer, after being fired for tweeting that men cannot change into women. The High Court said her beliefs were protected under the ...

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Here’s the hot-button cases the Supreme Court will rule on this month

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June is perhaps the busiest month for the U.S. Supreme Court as it hands down dozens of decisions in “culture war” cases. This year those rulings on their docket include issues dealing ...

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Another Christian commentator banned by Facebook

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If you live outside of Australia, you might not be familiar with the Bill Muehlenberg, a well-knownn Christian cultural commentator. But he is undoubtedly one of the most prolific, learned, insightful, and ...

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‘Jesus’ banned from high school graduation speech

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Any references to the Christian faith are banned from graduation speeches at a Michigan high school this week. Elizabeth Turner is scheduled to deliver her Hillsdale High School valedictory speech but she’s ...

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Florida now allows citizens to sue Big Tech for censorship

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Florida has become the first state to allow citizens to sue Big Tech over censorship issues. The bill was signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and is seen as a ...

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Facebook upholds Trump ban while he hints at run in 2024

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The oversight board of Facebook on Wednesday upheld the company’s ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump. In a surprise decision, however, they also said the company was wrong to make the ...

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Montana passes laws protecting free speech on campus

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Montana has joined other speech-friendly states in passing its own laws abolishing speech codes and zones on public college campuses within its borders. HB 218 prohibits speech zones, requires school policies that ...

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Justice Clarence Thomas: Big Tech has no right to ban speech

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The Supreme Court handed Donald Trump a victory on Monday, saying he was free to block whomever he chooses on Twitter. While the decision may have little impact on Trump who is ...

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In dead of night, Democrats pass controversial election ‘reform’

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Democrats have passed an “election reform” bill that some say actually weakens the democratic process and moves control of elections nationwide to Congress. The bill, which contains sweeping and controversial changes, was ...

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Driven by God to speak up on social issues

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This is an often-asked question, “Should a pastor or other Christians address cultural or social issues or just keep focused on the gospel?” Sometimes speaking on culturally touchy subjects can cause division, ...

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Missouri legislation would ban Big Tech from censoring users

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent social media and other Big Tech companies from censoring users. The “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” from Rep. Jeff Coleman would prohibit social ...

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Parler back online with commitment to free speech

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Parler is back. The interim CEO Mark Meckler said it will continue the company’s vision of being a space that protects free speech in a way that is “more firm and entrenched ...

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Poland to pass law protecting online speech from censorship

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Online speech in Poland will be protected against big tech censorship under a new law. Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro announced the ‘Act for the Freedom to Express One’s Views and ...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls for conservatives to be silenced

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Conservative celebrities would be censored if former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had his way. “No matter their previous achievements, celebrities deserve legacy-killing backlash when they spread ignorance,” he wrote in an op-ed ...

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Ban on gay therapy overturned by US Court of Appeals

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The US Supreme Court may end up hearing a case involving gay conversion therapy after a Federal Court overturned a ban.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals broke with two other appeals ...

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