The only good thing about the across-the-board attempts to limit the free speech of Conservatives is that it reveals the very low confidence of the opposition. As a Christian, I would never want to limit the ability of other religions to express their views. I am all for the free expression of views in the market place of ideas. I have confidence that my worldview holds up quite nicely.
If you care about free speech you should be chilled at what is going on in the U.S. and in other Western countries (which inevitably ends up here). Here are just a few examples.
Conservative views in general: See the Obama administration’s War on Fox and the “Fairness” doctrine.
Pro-lifer: Pro-legalized abortionists shouting down pro-life speakers on a college campus in Canada — you know, one of those bastions of free speech and “challenge authority” philosophies. How dare you mention in public the scientific fact that life begins at conception?
Intelligent Design: Darwinists Launch Cyber Attack Against Intelligent Design Website — Ever hear of Christians attacking atheist web sites like that? Wow, these people are so fearful of anyone challenging their worldview. Of course, you should also consider the whole Expelled! movie.
Hate speech laws: Coming soon to a country near you: Woman gets police visit after writing letter protesting gay pride parade
After witnessing a gay pride march, committed Christian Pauline Howe wrote to the council to complain that the event had been allowed to go ahead.
But instead of a simple acknowledgement, she received a letter warning her she might be guilty of a hate crime and that the matter had been passed to police.
But don’t worry, if you are a Liberal you can publicly label a woman as a whore and have no consequences.