"I used to be in the Freedom Ring, but after people were kicked out for being pro-life (without their knowledge), and gun-control advocates were left in, I decided it wasn't the kind of thing I wanted to support"
Following is the e-mail Candice sent to the "Freedom" Ring Manager:
Subject: Freedom Ring
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 19:51:24 -0800
From: Candice Barfoot
This email is just to inform you that I no longer to be a part of the
Freedom Ring. I was recently informed by Jen Cowen, a former member,
that you removed her without her knowledge for having a pro-life page.
While I am pro-choice, her site indeed was about liberty, even though
she is opposed to abortion. It is her right to belive that, and just
because you disagree with her on that is not cause to remove her, even
if you were to inform her. Removing her site was a act of cowardice.
Your actions appear to go against the concept of free speech, and as an
advocate of this concept, I cannot support a ring that excludes people
on the basis they speak their minds and you disagree.
Candice's web page can be found at: http://www.candicecastle.com/politics.html