In the gay marriage debate, stop playing the hate card
ARPA note: This piece is even more applicable in Canada, thanks to our provincial and federal human rights commissions.
By Matthew J. Franck – Washington Post – Friday, December 17, 2010: In the debates over gay marriage, “hate” is the ultimate conversation-stopper. Some stories from recent months: A religion instructor at a midwestern state university explains in an e-mail to students the rational basis for Catholic teaching on homosexuality. He is denounced by a student for “hate speech” and is dismissed from his position. (He is later reinstated – for now.) Read more.