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Opinions are one thing, hate speech is something different

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT

To the editor,

As a former Newton Daily News sports writer, I remember my time quite fondly in Jasper County. Whether it was getting to know countless students and parents or befriending former coworkers with whom I still talk to regularly, it was a great two-and-a-half years. 

But, it’s sad to see that the antiquated, out-of-touch thinking of senior leadership at the newspaper is still prevailing. After reading the (now deleted) blog post of the editor saying that the “Gaystapo is well on its way” and that “we must fight back against the enemy,” I’m amazed that this notion of extrinsic religiosity still exists with some subsets of our culture. 

Opinions are one thing. Hate speech is something entirely different. 

Ben Frotscher

North Liberty

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