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Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

jafs...

It depends on how you define "hate speech." For example, I think most people would agree that the picketing done by the Westboro Baptist Church is a form of hate speech, but it isn't prohibited according the SCOTUS.

September 24, 2013 at 2:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

guess_again...

Do you have evidence to support your claim that I am a "Hater?"

September 24, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

Did everyone else here also wake up this morning and think, "You know what KU needs more of...professors engaging in hate speech so KU's reputation will improve."?

Or was I the only one?

September 24, 2013 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

yourworstnightmare...

If you directly answer my question, I will answer yours. Since you responded to my post, I think it is only appropriate you go first.

September 24, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

vertigo...

If you are implying I have twisted someone's words, could you please be more specific. I think Prof. Guth's words speak for themselves.

September 24, 2013 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

vertigo...

So, it is illegal for someone to make anti-semitic comments? Are you saying the 1st Amendment doesn't allow that? Did Paula Deen break the law?

Are you sure you understand what those protected classes are protected from?

September 24, 2013 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

So, just so I am clear, those who support no action by KU, would those people also support a KU professor making anti-semitic, racist, bigoted or other hate speech?

To be clear, I am not asking your opinion on what the law does allow, I am asking your opinion on what you think would be appropriate if you were "King or Queen for a day."

September 24, 2013 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

Chris Bohling...

So in your opinion, would it be okay, after a terrorist attack by a Muslim, for a KU professor to say to Muslims, next time may it be YOUR sons and daughters?

Just to be clear, I am not asking if you think that person has the 1st Amendment right to make such a comment, but whether you think that comment should lead to any adverse employment effects.

September 24, 2013 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

It is sad when someone threatens the life, or wishes for the death of a person, or their offspring.

I suppose hate begats hate.

September 24, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

liberty275...

Try looking up "fighting words," in any Constitutional Law website. Some hate speech (common definition) is protected. Some hate speech (fighting words) is not. For example, Westboro Baptist Church have the right to picket with anit-gay signs.

September 24, 2013 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )