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By Ted Cruz
Banning speech with a constitutional amendment is playing with fire
Topic - Rob Bell
A state constitutional amendment to expand Virginia's eminent domain laws is meeting local resistance, with the city of Alexandria agreeing to contribute as much as $5,000 for a lobbying firm to help fight the legislation.
Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Mr. Bell's book, "Love Wins." Mr. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young, supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize love and dismiss the traditional view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as "hell) has prompted nationwide discussions about the very meaning of Christianity.
"The local governments were certainly opposed to the original statute and claimed it would bring along the end of the world," he said. "Of course, it hasn't. ... We're certainly hopeful that property owners will protect themselves."
"We are not taking anything for granted," he said.