Fox News is reporting that a “phony Pro-Life pastor” – my words, not theirs – filed a lawsuit for not being allowed to hold a Good Friday service on the grounds of the Washington Capitol. For this reason, free speech is “in danger all across America.”
I had never heard of Patrick Mahoney. Apparently he is known for his political stunts to draw attention to himself. He is a self-styled Pro-Life preacher who is formerly connected to Operation Rescue, and is another white conservative who believes BLM is bad for black people. Despite all this, he apparently has a habit of inserting himself in situations where he doesn’t belong – the right’s version of what they accuse Al Sharpton of doing. A few years ago he inserted himself into the case of Charlie Guard, a critically ill infant in the United Kingdom, for his own political and religious crusade. He’s nothing more than a self-aggrandizing religious nutcase, and Fox News was eager and thrilled to give him a platform.
Patrick Mahoney appeared on Thursday morning’s Fox And Friends to inform the rubes of his lawsuit to sue Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris , the Capitol Police Board, and the Senate Sargent At Arms, over the “continued presence of a fence blocking off the area surrounding the Capitol building.”
Why not sue the Republican party, and Donald Trump as well? They’re basically the reason for the fencing and the security. No, it was Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harri’s fault. I’m surprised he didn’t include Antifa in the lawsuit.
Mahoney filed his suit in a federal court on Tuesday, and wants to hold a “prayer vigil for Good Friday” on the sidewalk outside of the Capitol building, but says he’s been denied his request. He claims to have held other events at the same locale, including that one time last year when he worked with Capitol police to make sure it complied with COVID restrictions.
“We’ve filed the lawsuit, first of all, to return the people’s house back to the people and allow the First Amendment to be honored and celebrated at the United States Capitol,” Mahoney said. “If they can ban peaceful First Amendment activities at the Capitol, then free speech is in danger all across America.”
The Capitol, which houses both chambers of Congress – the House of Representatives and the Senate – is no longer the people’s House because Joe Biden is now president, and free speech is no longer honored or celebrated. Only Trump and Republicans honored free speech and celebrated it. There are people who actually believe this. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and all of those nefarious Democrats are, through their tyranny, preventing free speech from being exercized at the Capitol, and are soon going to ban free speech across America.
I don’t even have to argue how ridiculous that sounds. But people believe it’s actually happening, like this guy. He’s been denied a permit to play church outside the Capitol building, so he sees an opportunity to get on Fox and get the rubes riled up about the “tyrannical Democrats, who hate free speech, the Constitution, and deny Christians their religious freedom.
He said,”Members are voting, their staffers, their vendors are allowed in, lobbyists, invited guests, the media – the list goes on. The only thing, tragically, that is being prohibited is peaceful First Amendment activities.”
Wouldn’t the activities he mentioned be considered first amendment activities? Apparently not to him. It must include being free to hold church services seven days a week.
Since a Trump supporting mob of losers stormed the Capitol building on January 06, the area around the building has been fenced off with a National Guard presence. Mahoney claims his camp meeting will inspire people with Jesus’ “powerful message of prayer, hope, and love and acceptance, something that has never been allowed at the Capitol when the anti-Christian Democrats are in power, even though every session of both the House and Senate are opened with a Christian prayer.
“The U.S. Capitol will once again be a place where every American can freely and openly express their views and values, whatever they might be, without government interference or oppression…”
It’s a place now where every American can express their views and opinions without the anti-freedom Democrats locking them up. Always has been. It’s just that not too long ago, a mob of Trump fanatics lost their cool and attempted to interfere in a democratic process of “free speech,” by electing a president. The irony.
What is it about Christian fanatics that constantly whine about their religious freedoms being infringed upon? Who is infringing on their religious freedom? No one. Conservatives are the most priveledged class in America, and all they – the Evangelical types do anyway – about how they’re oppressed because they can’t feely discriminate against other groups of people without receiving any criticism in return.
Who is taking their free speech away? No one. Was this guy, Mahoney concerned about “free speech being in danger” when Donald Trump was calling for Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players to be fired for exercising their Constitutional free speech? Did he go on Fox News to complain about that? I really don’t know, but I sincerely doubt it. Did conservatives defend Kaepernick’s free speech, his right to kneel silently in protest of police violence? Certainly not.
When it comes to free speech actually being violated by government, conservatives are nowhere to be found. Well, actually, they’re right there cheering it on.