Sticks and Stones

Comedians and church leaders have claimed a victory for free speech after Government plans to ban jokes about homosexuals were rejected in the House of Lords.

In a late night vote, peers inflicted an overwhelming defeat on the Government by amending the Criminal Justice Bill to protect the freedom of speech of comics, rap artists and those who criticise other people’s sexuality. (Full Story)

This stuff is just crazy to me. Don’t get me wrong, accosting (physically or verbally) homosexuals is not OK. But taking away free speech isn’t the way to handle it. I'm glad they rejected the ban.