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Tennessee Makes ‘Offensive Online Pictures’ Illegal – WTF Is Wrong With This State?!

A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.

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It's official. We're over Tennessee.

In order for us all to properly channel our outrage, this absolutely idiotic piece of legislation is going ot need a catchy name akin to the Don’t Say Gay Bill. How does Don’t Open Your Eyes On the Internet Bill sound to you?

We assume that the Don’t Say Gay Bill was going to be the most idiotic thing to come out of Tennessee this year until we saw that “Gay Men Will Rape You Daughters In Public Bathrooms” commercial a few weeks ago. But now this drivel has managed to outshine even that nonsense.

Straight up, even third grade students are able to recognize that this law practically has a 50 foot neon florescent asterisk next to it, blinking out into the ethers as if to say THIS MOTHERF*CKING LAW IS TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

What a heinous waste of taxpayers’ resources and our judicial system’s time. Attention Tennessee:

A) You’re behaving like asshats.

And B) Your new law is in direct violation of the first amendment rights of all Americans. You don’t even need to know the entire bill of rights. It’s the first amendment! You seriously only needed to read the very first sentence in our Bill of Rights to know that this law of yours is completely illegal.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Attention Tennessee, you are seriously THIS CLOSE to getting voted off the island. We are over your nonsense. Learn how to behave like adults. And for goodness sake, please elect better political leaders! You are pissing your freedom away!

  • You also need to add the 14th amendment into the mix to make the first apply to states.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Tennessee,

    You are excused.  You may finish your milk, put your plate in the refrigerator, and go upstairs to bed.

    Forever.

  • USA is not an island it’s a peninsula

  • I have no words just a *faceplam*.

  • Thomas Baggett

    Yeah.  I mean, anyone fined or imprisoned will appeal it and eventually win at the Supreme Court, but we should be way beyond this kind of drivel by now.  And I actually love Memphis. 

    What an idiotic law.

  • Gregorious Maximus

    Quick…..All the gays in Tennessee report any and all conservative websites. Every single one of them “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to me.

  • Gregorious Maximus

    😀

  • Since the don’t say gay law in TN passed I’ve been using the Kinsey scale to refer to my sexuality. Number 5 if you were curious. =)

  • Ash Sivils

    I live in Nashville – this will be over-turned, they usually are, thankfully! Way to insult the Tennesseans that are fighting for civil rights by adding the stereotype, asinine!

  • Ian Galope

    This is why I’m Libertarian..

  • Is this even real? It’s like someone put up all the stereotypically stupid behavior of a legislative body; it’s like they purposely parodied themselves. Wow. I lost all my words.

  • the whole page has been justified by part of the US thinking its oppinion matters more by going over many peoples heads and making people fear for speaking out so dude if i were you id retract such a message or bee seen as a moron who think all stereotypes are bad! some are true and apply!

  • this state needs to be nuked but before that ship out the gays and those that accept them before dropping one so it makes its point to the world for being stupid!

  • Anonymous

    Somewhere there has to be a stand for morality…

  • Shelby Renee Burgess

    It’s almost embarrassing to live as close as I do to them. :/ Morons. I’m moving to Canada, WHO’S WITH ME?  

  • Shelby Renee Burgess

    Gosh, I’m embarrassed to live as close as I do to TN. 

  • Anonymous

    Finally that can ban that sexual torture device from public view. Everyone put to the crucifix was castrated.

  • William N. Cate III

    You know, for a bunch of people who are persecuted due to bias and prejudice and hate being pigeonholed into unflattering stereotypes, you people sure are doing exactly that to us Tennesseeans, regardless of whether or not we actually support this law. (I don’t.)

  • William N. Cate III

    No stereotype is more valid than any other. Stereotypes are generalizations, and no generalization ever covers everyone.

    Or do you want me to stereotype all gays as hedonistic? That’s just as valid as saying everyone in America thinks their opinion matters more.

    (Brotip: neither are valid.)

  • Don’t y’all just love the idiots in my state? I’m so ready to leave….. come on college, let’s graduate!

  • Makes me want to fly there and scream GAY as I run down the streets naked, okay not naked, maybe boxers and a tank with a big rainbow flag. Sorry for all you Tennessee dwellers who have to live with this on a daily basis. I do not envy you. I think we should rally thousands of gay and lesbians to walk the streets of Tennessee and scream GAY. Can they arrest or fine us all? That could fun huh. Sorry for my grammatical errors I am on my pain pills right now. They make me loopy as hell.