Christian Coalition in favor of net neutrality

Group fears that message could be blocked by unsympathetic corporations.
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George Ou insinuates that net neutrality is basically a socialist attempt to subvert the free marketplace.

I suppose if this were the Soviet Union, we would stop all the "inequities" so that we can all stand in line together for long periods of time while no one ever seeks to improve the status quo since there are zero incentives.

But it's not just liberals and presumed Google-lovers like Moby and Moveon.org that are pushing for net neutrality, though. Computerworld notes that:

The Christian Coalition, a group that has influence among many Republicans, yesterday sent a letter to the Rules Committee urging it to allow a Net neutrality amendment. "There is nothing to stop the cable and phone companies from not allowing consumers to have access to speech that [providers] do not support," Roberta Combs, the Christian Coalition's president, said in the letter.

(At the time of this writing, we were unable to access the Christian Coalition website, perhaps a sign that the fears are well-founded.)

While HR5252 sponsor Joe Barton (R-Texas) is no fan of net neutrality, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said that either an amendment by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) or one by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) would come up for a vote.

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