Minden Press-Herald

Friday
Apr 18th

Duck Dynasty and Free Speech

It's encouraging that A&E executives seem to have been converted from bigotry to tolerance after public objections to their suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson. Now that the network has reversed course, it is readying a charm offensive "promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people." The planned message "supports our core values" along with those "found in 'Duck Dynasty.'"

Whatever A&E's previous values were, they didn't include acceptance of the Christian view of homosexuality that Mr. Robertson expressed in an interview unrelated to the network's popular program. The network's retaliation demonstrated bias against a widespread Christian principle based on biblical interpretation. The action rejected understanding of a position contrary to A&E's own. It showed that the network refused to embrace freedom of speech and promoted division rather than unity.

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Focusing on What’s Before You

Goal setting is an important part of what motivates me. So when people are declaring New Year's resolutions, I share in their happiness. I see how motivated people are ab...

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Christmas Thoughts

Christmas Thoughts

Here are a pair of notes on the Christmas season from your friendly neighborhood newspaperman.

Thought number one

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Duck Dynasty and Free Speech

I woke up Thursday morning to a media frenzy over comments made by Phil Robertson and the decision to suspend him by A&E (the network he contracts with for the popula...

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A Good Christmas Story

There have been many stories written about heaven - to the delight of believers and to the boredom of skeptics. Some relish in knowing what the future may hold, that is, ...

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