We all know that there is a horrendous amount of violence happening in the Middle East as a result of a person who claims to be a Coptic Christian. That person has now been repudiated by the Coptic Church. While I realize that the Coptic Church is not an Eastern Orthodox Church, nevertheless it is considered quite favorably by both the Eastern Orthodox and by Roman Catholics.
Sadly, it will probably suffer increased persecution as the result of a person who has an arrest record in the USA. A person who is not a good and sound Christian has set off a massive multi-country violent reaction. The Coptic Orthodox Church will suffer. More than one news media outlet has displayed photographs of the Muslims who have turned out with signs that proclaim that they are not angry at the USA. But, the radicalists are the ones who draw the most attention, particularly because they are ever so willing to kill.
With great and incredible sadness, I must support our freedom of speech. But, what happened was an incredible example of the difference between having the right of free speech and responsibly exercising that right. No, the author of that film did nothing legally or constitutionally wrong. But, someday he will have to answer to God about his poor moral choices and his lack of responsible judgment. May he have repented before the day in which he faces Our Lord.