That Which You Cannot Believe
Frankly, I believe a newspaper should have the right to take this sort of action, but I think it sufficiently outrageous that advertisers and readers should react negatively:
Larry Grard, 58, of Winslow covered the November election for Maine Today, the vote in which Maine citizens rejected homosexual “marriage.” Subsequently, he received a press release at work from a homosexual activist which read: “We will not allow the lies and hate – the foundation on which our opponents build their campaign — to break our spirits.” Being a devout Catholic, Grard was offended by the release’s blanket reference to opponents of same-sex marriage.
So, using his private email accounte, Grard wrote back:
Who are the hateful, venom-spewing ones? Hint: Not the yes on 1 crowd. You hateful people have been spreading nothing but vitriol since this campaign began. Good riddance!
Subsequently, the long-time employee and his cooking-columnist wife lost their jobs with the paper. Message sent, I guess.