Whilst we're all for freedom of speech, it clearly has limits. We have been warning for a long time that Bill Muehlenberg's extremist views and hate speech are dangerous, and several times they have crossed a line by calling for violence against innocent people.
Nowhere is this more glaringly obvious than in a comment by David Clay that Bill Muehlenberg approved on his post Get Your Hands Off Our Children.
Muehlenberg posted the article on March 6th 2016.
This is David Clay's comment, which he posted at 9am on 6th March:
All comments on Bill Muehlenberg's CultureWatch are vigorously moderated by Muehlenberg and he seldom allows a comment that doesn't agree with his worldview to be posted. The comment by Clay would not have appeared on the article without Muehlenberg's assent and approval.
The comment, which accuses Early Childhood Australia staff of being paedophiles and perpetrating acts of sexual abuse against children, then further calls for them to be put on "death row" - a clear statement that Early Childhood Australia staff should be put to death. This comment goes well beyond freedom of speech and crosses into the dangerous territory of stirring up hate speech and endangering innocent people's lives. It is also clearly libellous.
The comment has since been deleted by Bill Muehlenberg, who clearly realises that it is indefensible and ought to lead to libel action being taken against him, if not criminal investigation for endangering the lives of innocent people, but the damage has already been done in posting it in the first place.
This is not the first time that Muehlenberg has called for violence against innocent people. He calls for armed rebellion for when equal marriage is approved in Australia.
Are the authorities seriously not looking into the actions of Bill Muehlenberg? Or do innocent people need to be defamed and threatened with death before anyone will take note?