RE: IRC question

James Tucker ( )
Sun, 10 May 1998 01:40:37 -0500

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OK you two.

Danny, you have the right to your free speech. Kevin, you have the right
to censor material you feel is inappropriate. The consumer has the right
to use another service if they don't want to be censored. This is the
meaning of freedom and free enterprise.

The problem here is we have two evangelical, extremist groups. ;-) One
shouting Free Speech. The other shouting Responsible Speech. The group
shouting Free Speech, in general, is using this precious right to promote
agendas which violate another person's right not to hear, read, or see it.
The group shouting Responsible Speech, in general, wants to prohibit
anyone from saying, printing, or displaying anything they feel is

As a Christian, I fight everyday for my freedom of speech; to pray in
school or the workplace, to bring my Bible to the classroom or workplace,
to determine standards and qualifications for memberships, etc. It has
been my experience that the groups that hide behide the freedom of speech
right for promoting lude conversation, pornography, etc. are silent, if
not adamently against, my right as a Christian to pray, tell other about
Jesus, or restricting membership to an organization based on Biblical
standards. My argument is that you cannot have one without the other!
Freedom is freedom for all! "I may not agree with what you are saying,
but I'll die defending your right to say it." Someone famous quoted that.

In love I say, I believe in the standards written in the Bible. They are
not my own. They are not politically correct. But, they have stood the
test of time. Jesus died to give us all freedom. We must choose how we
use that freedom. Will you live your life according to your own pleasures
for today? Or, will you live your life according to One who has seen the
beginning and end of time and shed His blood so you could have True
freedom, yes, even freedom from the law!

Romans 6:14 "For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under
the law, but under grace."

Galations 5:13-15 "You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not
use your freedom to indulge the sinful naturre; rather, serve one another
in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your
neighbor as yourself." If you keep on biting and devouring each other,
watch out or you will be destroyed by each other."

In closing, let me say that I am against censorship. I fear that too soon
I will be censored from writing the comments I've written in this email. I
believe in both sides continuing to promote their beliefs. Let the
individual decide for himself this day who he will serve. "But if serving
the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourself this whom you
will for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua

In the end "We, The People, of the United States of America" will decide
which direction this nation will go.

In Christian Love,

James A. Tucker
Tucker and Tucker Enterprises