From: Marina Brown <catskillmarina AT gmail.com>
Date: 10/21/18 11:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: cypherpunks AT lists.cpunks.org
Subject: Re: Minnesota "Human Rights": State Demands Christian US Filmmakers
Make Same-Sex Films or Face Jail Time - [PEACE]
On 10/21/18 2:18 PM, jim bell wrote:
> On Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:53:05 AM PDT, Zenaan Harkness
> <zen AT freedbms.net> wrote:
>> State Demands Christian US Filmmakers Make Same-Sex Films or
> Jail Time
>> State Demands Christian US Filmmakers Make Same-Sex Films or Face
>> Jail Time
>> I consider the State's demand curious, because it is not reported
>> whether the films that these producers are supposed to be required
>> to make must cover same-sex marriages in a "positive", as opposed
>> to a "negative" manner. After all, if an agricultural State wanted
>> to require its film producers to make films about farming, would
>> those producers satisfy the law by making the movie, "Children of
>> the Corn", from a story by Stephen King?
>> Jim Bell
>i can't imagine that requirement would stand any legal challenge if it
indeed exists. 1st amendment protects speech and also tends to protect
from compelled speech.
It makes we wonder why any legislature would pass such an obviously-unconstitutional law. Maybe virtue-signalling is a factor.
"Virtue signalling, spelled virtue signaling in the United States, is the conspicuous _expression_ of moral values. The term was first used in signalling theory, to describe any behavior that could be used to signal virtue—especially piety among the religious. In recent years, the term has become more commonly used as a pejorative by commentators to criticize what they regard as empty or superficial support of certain political views, and also used within groups to criticize their own members for valuing appearance over action.
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One major problem is that simultaneously, that legislature is "signalling" that they consider the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution worthless.
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