In Fact…

In Fact…

Georgia judge rules that demonstrations against the SOA may proceed; Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham, denounces Islam.

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FREE SPEECH WINS ONE

These are dismal times for civil liberties, so it's nice to have a positive story to tell. In a previous item we reported that the city of Columbus, Georgia, citing "security concerns," sought an injunction forbidding SOA Watch from holding a march to the gate of Fort Benning, home of the School of the Americas, the alma mater of some of the most infamous state terrorists in Central America. Magistrate G. Mallon Faircloth denied the injunction, saying, "It's a question of First Amendment rights, and you can't play with that. I am sworn to uphold the US Constitution. I think I did that today."

 

NEWS OF THE WEAK IN REVIEW

The Rev. Franklin Graham (Billy's boy) reveals his Two-God Policy: "The God of Islam is not the same God. It's a different God, and I believe it is a very evil and wicked religion."

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