Friday, 11 May 2012

Defiance is the Only Answer

Another Blogger going by the Nom de Plume of   Archbishop  Cranmer has apparently been threatened by the Advertising Standards Authority for daring to put on his Blog the following Advert

Now I do not normally put adverts on my Blog but I get so fed up with the small minded little Hitlers who seem to infest organisations such as the ASA and the Equality and Human Rights Commission that I have added it to my Blog simply as an expression of solidarity with my fellow Blogger. Can I encourage any other believers in Free Speech to do the same the URL is

Incidentally for those who didn't know yesterday was Liberation Day in the Channel Islands when they celebrate their liberation from Nazi occupation, the only part of the British Isles to be occupied.  We in this country fought a war to defend our right to speak freely and express our opinions but clearly the ASA are not aware of that fact.  

And for those who are in favour of Same Sex Marriage I just make this point.  My posting here is not about SSM and whether it is a good idea or a bad idea. I am posting simply in the name of Freedom, the freedom to express a point of view with which other may disagree because as Lord Justice Sedley put it so memorably in Redmond Bate v DPP 

"Free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having."

1 comment:

El Gringo Viejo said...

We follow the Anglican Curmudgeon, and he lists your blog. We follow and endorse your position of standing for traditional marriage and also for defending the right of people to express that their own support of things traditional. We also feel that lots of Brits and Yanks and other people died and sacrificed to keep the notion ever alive that mankind is endowed with certain unalienable rights from their Creator. Among those rights is that of expression. Among those rights is choosing tradition over practises that are regarded as counter to natural law.
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