Friday, January 25, 2008
Look I'm all for free speech, but I'm all for calling it ridiculous when it gets out of control. The Christian Defense Coalition plans to set up a boycott/vigil outside of ESPN's Bristol Headquarters today at Noon and there's already an itinerary floating around out there.
Event Details---Right. I don't really have anything to say to this, but if you can get to Bristol or are actually IN Bristol....I need pictures.
When: Friday, January 25, 12:00 noon
Where: On the public sidewalk in front of ESPN on West Street, across from McDonalds, in front of the sign that reads "Welcome to Bristol, Home of ESPN," in Bristol, Connecticut
An ESPN executive confirmed to Rev. Patrick Mahoney the existence of a tape of Dana Jacobson's comments. The Christian Defense Coalition will lead a protest asking ESPN to release the tape and fire Jacobson.
ESPN executives have agreed to meet with Christian Defense Coalition members on Friday, following the demonstration. The Coalition says hate speech, bigotry, and religious intolerance should have no place in the public square and the only proper response for ESPN is to release Ms. Jacobson.
Via Press of AC: "Maybe she didn't use the exact words 'F Jesus' ... and ESPN could end this entire controversy in 5 minutes by releasing the tape, and they won't," the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, head of the Christian Defense Coalition, said in a telephone interview.
ESPN's Dana Jacobson learns the Internet is always listening (Press of Atlantic City)
Update on Location of ESPN Protest Set for Friday (Christian Newswire)
Update: And there's this via TBL...