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Goodbye free speech: GLAAD seeks to censor those critical of homosexuality

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On Tuesday, the Daily Caller reported that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Discrimination -- the group responsible for A&E's suspension of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson -- has repeatedly called for the censorship of speech and content with which they disagree.

GLAAD, the Daily Caller said, "aims specifically to silence political opponents and highlights its censorship efforts in public statements and fundraising pitches."

In April 2013, GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz told a crowd at it's media gala why the group was still necessary: "We haven't won yet."

“We have a long way to go before hate mongers like the National Organization for Marriage are no longer given platforms to spread anti-gay hate. That’s why GLAAD is on the ground fighting for our future," he said.

Translation: Goodbye free speech.

He also spoke of something called the “Commentator Accountability Project,” an effort designed to ensure that news anchors castigate those who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle.

Rich Ferraro, vice president of communications for GLAAD explained further.

“Our program staff monitors the media to make sure that anti-gay defamation is corrected and doesn’t occur anymore so that those stereotypes that you see about gay people in the media or when we have anti-gay voices in the media GLAAD responds to make sure that the LGBT community is heard,” he said.

In other words, the group works to ensure that only one side of the debate is heard while seeking the censorship of those who, like Phil Robertson, do not agree with the homosexual lifestyle.

The Daily Caller's Charles C. Johnson went on to explain that charges of defamation can only be leveled at individuals, not groups.

"You can’t defame an entire group because there’s no individual who can claim specific damages," he wrote.

Not everyone on the left supports GLAAD's attempt to end free speech, however.

Alec Baldwin, for example, called GLAAD the “fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy” after his program was canceled by MSNBC.

The group says that despite the backlash it has received, it will continue to research other companies that sponsor Phil Robertson.



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