Generally, it's better to be thought a fool, a bigot, and a narrow-minded troll. That is, unless you're a "Scorched earth, kill 'em all & let God sort 'em out" Conservative Republican.
Yes, I'm all for free speech, even when it isn't pretty or pleasant. What disturbs me, though, is that Vice President Dick Cheney and the Shrub Administration have been supportive of morons like this. So much for the Big Tent, eh??