Larry Flynt | Free Speech Activist

"If you're not going to offend somebody, you don't need the First Amendment."

- Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt

From NPR

Porn Mogul Larry Flynt Wants Man Who Paralyzed Him Spared

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Larry Flynt is not one to shy away from speaking his mind. As the publisher of the adult magazine Hustler, he’s long been a polarizing figure. He’s been in and out of court for decades, fighting for the right to publish freely.

During one of those legal battles 35 years ago, Flynt was shot and paralyzed by a gunman on the steps of a Georgia courthouse.

That gunman, Joseph Paul Franklin — a white supremacist who shot Flynt because he objected to a Hustler photo spread depicting an African-American man and a white woman — is scheduled to be executed in Missouri on Wednesday.

Flynt is trying to save Franklin’s life.

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