A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, PA, held an “Anti-Gay Day” protest at school, apparently in response to the “Day of Silence” sponsored by the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance.
The anti-gays wore flannel shirts and wrote “anti-gay” and drew crosses on the backs of their hands. That seems like protected speech to me.
But there are also claims that intimidating flyers were put on the lockers of gay students and that someone circulated a “lynch list” (whatever that means). That strikes me as bordering on assault.
Everybody seems to be joining the fray, from Sue Kerr of the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents to Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association. And so has your Bitemaster.
Cf: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas: Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html?ref=opinion&_r=1