Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bridgette Bardot -- Porn Star could be Guilty of Hate Speech

From our friends at Real Clear Politics today comes an article about none other than Bridget Bardot:

"French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.

"Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts".


While it seems a little strange that we would show support for a porno film star on the same day we discuss religion, we are nonetheless just a little opinionated about anything smacking of hate crimes. Believing as we do that a crime is a crime regardless of the victim, we see what is happening to Bardot in France as a warning to Americans about what may happen to them as hate crime legislation begins to erode their First Amendment rights and as thought and speech become prosecutable....See the article at: http://time-blog.com/real_clear_politics/2008/04/free_speech_on_trial.html

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brigitte Bardot is NOT a Porn Star!
She is a French film actress who has been an occasional political activist. As far as her film roles, what was, in the late 50's, considered semi-scandalous, can now be seen in any PG rated US film!

Anonymous said...

absolutely.....i know....i grew up in the 60's and saw her work in the 50's and on through. porn star....NO