Why the Violentacrez Story Isn’t About Free Speech John Scalzi Note: This post—a response to Reddit's free speech argument in the wake of Gawker's Violentacrez story—was originally published on writer John Scalzi's personal blog, and is republished here with permission. You can find the original here.
"Well, Kirk Cameron, here’s the thing. You are correct when you say you should be able to express your moral views on social issues, and as a staunch defender of the First Amendment, I will defend to the death your right to say whatever ridiculous, ignorant and bigoted thing that has been fermenting in that cracked clay pot you call a brain pan. To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect."