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Sedition, Inciting A Riot, Hollering “Fire” In A Movie Theater?

September 16, 2012

Have you ever felt like slapping someone. I mean just hauling off and busting their chops. Well, forgive me, but I have. I don’t do anything about it because I’d end up in jail for assault, rightfully so.

Some folks who call themselves Media for Christ, a non-profit of course, raised more than a million dollars last year “to glow Jesus’ light” to the world. Apparently they hire a guy to put together a film designed to belittle and totally disrespect millions of Muslims around the world. They were successful too. Jesus glowed in the fire and fury of the inevitable turmoil that followed. Obviously they wanted to cause trouble, and they did. U.S. citizens died, American embassies were destroyed, and millions of dollars of damages occurred as a direct result of their stupid assed film!

Will they go to jail? Apparently the director of the film may have violated probation previously handed down for prior financial misdeeds. He may yet face some consequences for that. But, my friends, apparently what he and his friends did this time will go unpunished. They will claim innocence. How could they have known that their movie would cause trouble? Yeah right! Would you go to any number of Arab countries and show the film in the market place? No, you have more sense than that. Give me a break!

Last night I started to wonder about crimes of treason, sedition, inciting a riot, and so forth. I tried to find something that could put these clowns behind bars. You already know the answer. This is America, and we value our freedom. The people who made this film and the non-profit organization which may have paid for it find protection in the First Amendment of our Constitution.

I wondered as I turned out the light last night, if we should consider new laws that might deter others from acts like this in the future. I don’t know what the laws would look like, but it seems to me that if you purposely incite or create enemies of our country and the result is death and massive destruction, you should face the music. The First Amendment does not protect the person who calls in a bomb threat or hollers “fire” in a crowded movie theater. These fine people, Media for Christ, and certainly their filmmaker, wishing “to glow Jesus’ light, did far worse than that!

One Comment
  1. Yeah that’s just sad. But also sad how others reacted to this movie. Too much wrong on both sides.

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