Yes, his speech is protected under the First Amendment. But at this day in age we need to have some sensitivity as to what we post online. Facebook is a private company, so if they decided to ban this man from their site, it is perfectly legal to do so and does not violate his First Amendment rights. Clearly, his "innocent" post was not taken lightly by the the other people on Facebook because numerous people reported his post to the authorities. Technically, he can say whatever he wants, but in this case he shouldn't. Praising and idolizing a mass murderer is far beyond expressing your opinion. Anyone who makes accusations such as these should face some time of punishment, especially if they did it as a joke or thought it was an innocent status.
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