29 Jul Poll: Have you ever been called a “hater” because of your stance on same-sex marriage?
“Have you ever been called a “hater” or a “bigot” because of your stance on same-sex marriage?”
Here is how readers responded:
78 percent “Yes”
22 percent “No”
The Chilling of Our First Amendment Rights
The First Amendment is more than a legal guarantee. It is a culture — a key American value — which holds that in a decent and free society, law-abiding citizens should not face reprisals for speaking up with civility for the moral good as they see it. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s remarkable opening statement in today’s Senate hearing on a bill to repeal DOMA called attention to a very serious and growing intolerance directed at Americans who believe marriage is the union of husband and wife. Read more …