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Freedom of Speech

Please note: I sympathize with Bruce Jenner. I truly do. There has been many times in my life when I’ve felt uncomfortable in my own skin and it seems his uncomfortableness likely eclipses my own. However, I wish, for his sake, that he had sought after God instead of trying to be God. It’s a mistake we all make to varying degrees so I pray wholeheartedly that he is able to overcome this.

The right to freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the ICCPR states that “[e]veryone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”. Article 19 additionally states that the exercise of these rights carries “special duties and responsibilities” and may “therefore be subject to certain restrictions” when necessary “[f]or respect of the rights or reputation of others” or “[f]or the protection of national security or of public order (order public), or of public health or morals”.

It really gets to me when people promote their agenda and their right to say whatever they want but then they don’t allow others that same luxury..

      

This conversation took place in response to my status posted:

   
   

Following this, I’ve be harassed, “trolled” if you will, and even tagged in a post called “5 ways to not be a dick about Caitlyn Jenner”.
The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.

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