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The Big B Files begins with the comments from the Big B File Christian Persecution in America. . .What Christian Persecution in America? from Monday, July 16, 2007. Anthropomorphous from across the pond in the United Kingdom (more commonly referred to us in the United States as Great Britain) writes the following:
” Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation Anyway … nice blog to visit.
Thanks Anthropomorphous for the kind words about the Big B Files. . . .they are very much appreciated and cheers to you and yours as well. As far as missing the point, The big B files suggests that you check out ACLJ.org, CBN.com, and persecution.com for a better understanding of the issue and I’ll see what I can do on my end as well . . .thanks again for the feedback. Meanwhile, Ms. Suzanne Byrne chimes in with the following comments about this issue:
“I read your piece above. I am a baptized Catholic, and am tired of being persecuted by ignorant zealots who don’t know the first thing about Catholicism. But the reason I am dropping you a line is to suggest you run spell check/grammar check on your editorial. There are many errors, and corrections would make your arguments for non-persecution read as much more viable. Good luck to you.”
– Ms. Suzanne Byrne
The Big B Files wholeheartedly in what you said in the first sentence. As far as your suggestions about the errors along with running the Spelingl & Grammar Checks . . . thanks. The Big B Files did just that and I have since corrected the errors. Let me know what you think and thank you so very much for the “heads up” on those errors. Scott wrote the following comment in reaction to the Big B File and Hate Crimes Laws, You Free Speech Rights, AND Your Pastor’s Free Speech Rights from Sunday, July 8, 2007:
“It is ironic that Conyers would be so careful about the Constitution when it comes to expanded presidential powers and yet attack free speech when convenient. We need a consistency in congress. Rep. Ron Paul is a good example.”
Amen Brother! The Big B Files could not agree with you more. As far as the Hate Crimes Legislation, the bill was Defeated shortly after that Big B File was written. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy and others tried to get it through congress three more times and has not be reintroduced since. As far as the Big B Files knows, the issue is dead . . . but the Big B Files suggests that you will keep an eye on Congress because you never know what the Far-Left people like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and others like them running Congress.
Doug Meyers wrote the following in regards to the Big B File Blocking the Return of the Fairness Doctrine & Protecting the First Amendment from Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Use Option #1 for HR 2905 this is the best and most definitive course of action.
– Doug Meyers
The Senate versions of the bill . . .S.1742, S.1748 . . . were referred top the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where they have remained ever since. As far as the bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and 121 others . . . . On October17, 2007, a motion was filed to discharge the Rules Committee from consideration of H.Res. 694, which provides for the consideration of H.R. 2905. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 110-3: text with signatures.).
“At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor yesterday, I asked Pelosi if Pence failed to get the required signatures on a discharge petition to get his anti-Fairness Doctrine bill out of committee, would she permit the Pence measure to get a floor vote this year.
“No,” the Speaker replied, without hesitation. She added that “the interest in my caucus is the reverse” and that New York Democratic Rep. “Louise Slaughter has been active behind this [revival of the Fairness Doctrine] for a while now.”
Pelosi pointed out that, after it returns from its Fourth of July recess, the House will only meet for another three weeks in July and three weeks in the fall. There are a lot of bills it has to deal with before adjournment, she said, such as FISA and an energy bill.
“So I don’t see it [the Pence bill] coming to the floor,” Pelosi said. “Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?’” I asked. “Yes,” the speaker replied, without hesitation(Posted 06/25/2008 EST
“One year ago, over 300 Democrats and Republicans stood together to oppose efforts to restore the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’ to the airwaves of this country for a single year – it was an encouraging vote.
But following that vote, I introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act which would permanently ban the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ from ever coming back. And so far, not one single House Democrat has signed our petition for an up-or-down vote on broadcast freedom…and now we know why. Asked yesterday if she supported reviving the ‘Fairness Doctrine,’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied ‘yes.’
She told a meeting at the Christian Science Monitor that the Broadcaster Freedom Act would not receive a vote because ‘the interest of my caucus is the reverse.’
I say to Speaker Pelosi with respect:
‘Defending freedom is the paramount interest of every Member of the American Congress. I urge my Democrat colleagues to take a stand for freedom. Oppose the Democrat leadership’s plan to censor the airwaves of American talk radio and American Christian radio. Sign the discharge petition for Broadcast Freedom, and help us send the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ to the ash heap of broadcast history, where it belongs.”
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana (former Radio Talk Show host) on the House Floor- July 7, 2008
If you need some talking points about this issue, Representative Pence has provided them here as well. This is a very bipartisan issue . . just look at Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes of Fox News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes Program.
And that is the Big B Files. Click on the “Comments” Link below and tell me what you think . . . I’m Bryan Hewing.