Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Flashback: DOJ Official Won’t Affirm Religious Free Speech in U.S.

( – At a House subcommittee hearing in late July, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez refused to say if the Obama administration would ever attempt to criminalize speech against religion.
Perez’s remarks came just months before an obscure anti-Islamic film was blamed for attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates in Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya. The violence left four Americans dead, including Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The protests continue to spread throughout the Middle East.
As reported, during a July 27 oversight hearing, Perez four times avoided answering a question about whether the Obama administration would seek restrictions on religious speech when pressed by Constitution Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.).


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