What I find interesting about the OSC situation is the examination of freedom here. Those opposed to Card believe they have the right to live their life free of persecution, and they are correct in believing that. However, they also seem to believe this right only applies to the freedoms they approve of and enjoy; freedom for other people is unacceptable. So when Card expresses himself, he must not only be silenced; he must be destroyed.
This is where our society is now. Most only seem to suffer freedom as long as it serves them.