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Free speech Surrendered: Corpus Christi at Tarleton State

By |2019-03-15T15:31:28-04:00March 29th, 2010|Blog|

The cancellation of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi by Tarleton State University, under pressure from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and others, is an affront to academic freedom and First Amendment principles of free speech. The play was denounced by Tarleton’s president, Dominic Dottavio, who called it “crude and irreverent.”  Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst opined that [...]

Arts and Free Speech Groups Support the Manhattan Theatre Club

By |2016-02-05T12:45:08-05:00October 13th, 1998|Press Releases|

  "I know first-hand the devastating effects of censorship, so I wholeheartedly support Terrence McNally's right to speak without being subjected to threats and intimidation. Anyone who thinks his views are offensive has the right to say so - but they don't have the right to silence his voice." - Judy Blume, best-selling author "Political and economic censorship have the [...]

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