Eugene Volokh misses a point on “Black Mass” free speech

2593789361_fc8b4c8a6e_zEugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy at The Washington Post has this article up regarding the “Black Mass” in Oklahoma City next month.

While he focuses on the quote, “Not all speech is protected if there is hate speech and it is intended to ridicule another religion” from Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and gets the law right regarding that quote.

He missed the real money quote:

“I’m disappointed by their response,” Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City told Friday. “If someone had come to them to rent the Civic Center to stage a burning of the Koran or to hold an event that was blatantly and clearly anti-Semitic, I think they might find a way to prevent it.

While the city would be no more right in doing that than they would be preventing the “Black Mass”, you can damn well be sure they would sure as f**k try.


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