While reading the column of a conservative/religious talk show host, he criticized secular leftists like me for our support of obscenity and the right to burn the flag. (Burning the flag is not something I recommend but all kinds of dumb speech is protected)
This host though, is of the opinion it is perfectly fine to have "In God we Trust" on our money or Christian Crosses on public/ governmental land. So he endorses religious speech by the government but opposes private speech he doesn't like.
Now, obscenity is a term used to oppose things that some people don't like. Such as videos of adults having sex. Some people want this banned, and indeed some want to ban Playboy magazines.
Isn't it ironic though that religious conservatives want the government taking their side when it comes to religion, to actively promote their religious beliefs, but favor the government censoring such things as comic books, movies (back in the 1940s-1960s) or books such as Tropic of Cancer.
There is a very easy solution to not watching something you don't like, don't watch it. If you for some strange reason don't want other adults to watch or read it, then you campaign in the free marketplace of ideas to convince them they shouldn't do so.
But to use the government to ban it, is just a function of extreme intolerance and a small mind.
On another issue, are you aware that an American Legion branch is threatening to withhold funds they donate to a local park system, because a local politician won't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance? It is their money, they can do whatever they want with it, but I am tired of the self appointed Patriotism Police.
If someone doesn't want to stand for the Pledge, fine. It's no skin off my back. It is even arguable why we need to pledge allegiance. A great and free nation doesn't need or require that of its' citizens.
The politician, Morton Grove (IL) Park Commissioner Dan Ashta might be an atheist and a reason he does not participate would be because of the "God" in the Pledge. Which should not be there of course because our government is required to be neutral when it comes to religion.
Now, if he is an atheist, he sadly, is one of the highest ranking atheist elected officials in all of America.