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Heart of the Beholder-and more Free Speech talk

Posted by Andy D. on August 5, 2008

Check out this “Heart of the Beholder “ website and learn the true story behind the movie. You can watch the full movie online and see actual news clips. I think the actual story behind the movie is scary because it is was not that long ago and in St. Louis.

There was a zealous religious group called Citizens for Decency which I think has merged with Focus on the Family or something very similar. They started protesting rental video stores that carried movies that didn’t fit their idea of morality. They even banned The Mermaid because they thought it promoted bestiality because Tom Hanks got it on with a mermaid! The Citizens for Decency obsessed over “The Last Temptation of Christ.” I do remember pundits going ape shit over that movie. I liked the score. How can one not like Peter Gabriel? Those “moral” people destroyed a person’s lively hood, made death threats, fraudulently ordered junk mail and subscriptions, and even blackmailed a prosecutor, and falsely reported to child abuse services.

I think we have really made headway in this area of free speech.


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