Perry and/or her crew should have recognized this video would have been
offensive. She seems to make repeated mistakes (like appearing with Miley
Cyrus) and then say, oh, dear--look what happened. Her quest for attention
overcomes her common sense.
The attempt to ban "Innocence of Muslims" is a severe blow to freedom of
speech. Actors do not have the right to block what projects directors undertake.
This is an egregious attack on freedom.
Another example of a strange fear that pervades the country right now with
respect to a certain religion. I even have to edit my response for fear of it
being rejected. Meanwhile say anything you like about any Christian religion,
Another blatant example of the double standard applied to offending certain
religions (especially one in particular) resulting in official government
repression of the freedom of speech.Meanwhile say whatever horrible
blasphemous things you want to about any Christian denomination, Judaism, or the
LDS church, and anyone offended will be told to shut up and allow the critics to
exercise free speech.This is turning into de facto censorship of
some religions in favor of one religion, clearly a violation of the First
Amendment. Anyone seen the ACLU around lately?
Since when did google start taking down everything that is offensive?Oh that's right, its just because this is offensive to the religion of
If one read the article carefully, they would see that the lawsuit about
Innocence of Muslims has nothing to do with free speech of the film but with the
misrepresentation the filmmaker used when hiring actors and even dubbing over
her lines to put in something she didn't say. If any one here had been told
that they were filming a movie under one pretense then it turns out it was
anti-LDS, I'm sure you'd have the same response as she did.
The Muslims have declared a jihad on the U.S. But everyone is worried about
" offending" them. I really can't comprehend that mindset.
On the one hand are unnecessary provocations against a religion.On
the other hand is the general and repeated consensus that amidst all the hate,
bigotry, and defamation levied against Christians-especially Latter Day Saints,
anything disapproving of Islam is to be feared and censored.
Like others here, I do wonder why we are allowing ourselves to be intimidated by
a particular religion, that follows the Koran, and says it is off limits to have
any criticism or mocking aimed at them. And it does lead me to say this. As an
LDS person, go ahead and say anything about my faith you want. I may be
offended, but I won't make death threats, and I won't call in the
courts to try to stifle the freedom of speech. I believe that I speak for the
vast majority of LDS in saying this. In fact, the good fruit portrayed by LDS
or any other faith that does not have an extreme reaction when these kinds of
things come up is a testimony to me that I'm on the right path. And I
wonder if the Koran justifies these types of threats. Hope not.
Glad that the Mormons had some backbone when they came out with the Broadway
play. It bothered me, but I made the choice not to see it, the Muslims
don't have to watch her video.