"We don't think religion, or irreligion, belongs in state capitols," Foundation Co-President Dan Barker noted at the time. "But if a state is going to permit a nativity display and create a public forum, then we want to be sure that the views of the 15 percent of the U.S. population who are not religious are also represented.""The last couple of sentences do criticize religion," Barker told CBS. "And of course, the beginning is a celebration of the winter solstice. But that kind of speech is protected as well - speech that is critical and speech that is supportive."You might see it as ironic for [William J. Kelly] to say on his election Web site things like "Fairness Doctrine Not Fair" and "For Free Speech Speak Out." You may experience further irony in knowing that the Federal Communications Commission stopped even pretending to enforce the Fairness Doctrine in 1987.
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