Originally posted by rwingett
The newspaper is free to print whatever it wishes. That's what free speech is. They're under no obligation to print the ignorant opinions of fools.
Assuming what you say is true, the ones that write anti-gay articles are fools, it's still limiting free speech within the newspaper.
Why quantify something before reading it? That is, what if I write something anti-gay that is true? What if they throw it out because they merely don't like it?
For example, let's suppose I do a bit about the science of homosexuality? Let's say I point out that the CDC tells us that gay males in the US account for well over half the AIDS cases in the US even though they only account for about 5% of the population? What if I suggested that if the state really wanted to address STD's and AIDS issues they should then focus on curbing this gay male problem?
What if I then suggested that gay sex was socially mediated? That is, could it be that being gay is learned? I might point out that places like ancient Sparta cultivated a culture steeped in homoerotic tendencies as proof positive that people merely are not just born that way, they actually can adopt such behavior if social pressure sways them that direction. The only other option would be to believe that everyone in ancient Sparta had the gay gene. LOL. Could it be that being gay could be a choice and that the more society embraces it the more people become gay and the more STD's become a problem within the said culture?
Do you think that this newspaper would print such things even though it is the complete truth?