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Who’s Really Being Silenced?

Jim Burroway

April 20th, 2009

BTB reader Elliot Ryan noticed something about the YouTube webpage which hosts the Illinois Family Institute’s “Dare To Stand” video, and wonders who is really being silenced?

By Elliot Ryan. (Click to enlarge.)

By Elliot Ryan. (Click to enlarge.)



April 20th, 2009 | LINK

Ha, ha, ha! Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Is anyone?

Priya Lynn
April 20th, 2009 | LINK

That’s the epitome of hypocrisy – complain about how gays are silencing Christians, claim they want to have a “discussion” and then refuse to let the other side speak.

Jason D
April 20th, 2009 | LINK

Priya, that seems to be the way the opposition tends to run. I’ve noticed that in general, “”Conservatives”” have this tendency to put out messages in social networks but then close off discussion. I recall, for example, reading a LCR blog that doesn’t even have a comments section. And routinely anti-gay forces put up videos on youtube and refuse comments and or ratings.

Jeremy at GoodAsYou has noted that there is a National Organization for Marriage Facebook group, and there is next to nothing supportive being written on their page.

Lynn David
April 20th, 2009 | LINK

They are fast losing crediblity….

April 21st, 2009 | LINK

The first time they put up the video, it got a one-star rating and mostly negative feedback in the comments, then they took it down. They disabled ratings and comments when they put the video back up.
It’s been mirrored though by another user with comments enabled.

April 21st, 2009 | LINK


I was surprised and pleased to see your Art on BTB when I fired-up my computer today. Congrats to you for expressing “our” interests and concerns with your talented depiction of what is TRULY the truth. As with any crusade, each side has their means and methods of disbursing propaganda.

Thanks for your convictions and presentation, regardless of where we may sometimes differ. Hopefully this will show others what a talented and thoughtful person you are.


April 22nd, 2009 | LINK

You also can’t even post comments on IFI’s YouTube profile.

Fortunately, the competition in the Internet world has a survival of the fittest mentality. Content without interactivity will die out like an animal without hearing. Ignorance will be its own reward.

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