NRB’s Milton Project Meets May 15
Religious Broadcasters’ John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech
will meet in Washington on
May 15 to discuss free speech and the Internet.
A release describing the meeting states, “How will America
resolve the coming conflict between free speech on one hand and free enterprise
on the other when it comes to the Internet?”
The genesis of the discussion comes from what the NRB and
others see as “censorship” by some media entities when it comes to religious
NRB Senior VP and General Counsel Craig Parshall
specifically cites Apple, Google and Facebook. “How can we insure … freedom of
religious speech without jeopardizing at the same time the fundamentally
important free market right of private media companies to decide their own
policies?” he asks in the release.
Parshall expects a panel that will include FCC Commissioner
Robert McDowell; Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free
Society at the Heritage Foundation; and NRB member Kelly Shackelford, president
and CEO of the Liberty Institute.