Look familiar? Censorship is a sensitive issue. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to where the line is between what’s “acceptable” and what’s “unacceptable”. While overall I’m against censorship because I believe it violates the First Amendment, I do understand that from time to time it could be seen as appropriate. The problem with censorship is that it’s rarely administered evenly or fairly. The reasons that are given for a censoring act are usually biased, arbitrary, and personal.
I admit, I’ve been put in positions where I’ve had to be the big, bad censor, but I’ve always tried to make sure that my motives were pure and that there was some other more appropriate place for the material to be posted. However, I’ve been censored way more times than I have censored. All through school (even at graduation), in different careers, and periodically in my writing the censor monster has chased me.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Check out what they say about the state of blogging and censorship: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/blogging
Who knew Lady Liberty was into bondage?
While I’d rather not be censored (it’s the whole reason why I have my own URL now), when it happens, I see no reason not to make my lemons into lemonade and poke a little fun at the censors.
These are the folks who have censored The Barbed Pentacle and/or rejected The Barbed Pentacle based on content.
Pagan Pages Blog Hop (like–5 or 6 times)
Adam and Eve (I know, right?)
Juniper Grove Book Solutions