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A libertarian columnist for The Denver Post says he lost his job last week after butting heads with the paper’s editors over his science-based belief that there are only two sexes – man and woman.
Blaming “the victim-centric, identity politics driven media,” columnist Jon Caldara wrote on his Facebook page on Friday that he was canceled from the newspaper even though he was a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights including gay marriage.
Issue - Insistence - Denver - Post - Reporters
The main issue, he says, was the insistence by The Denver Post that reporters and columnists adhere to terminology standards dictated by the AP stylebook, which come courtesy of transgender rights activists and their supporters:
What seemed to be the last straw for my column was my insistence that there are only two sexes and my frustration that to be inclusive of the transgendered (even that word isn’t allowed) we must lose our right to free speech.
Marriage - Friends - Friends - Family - Employees
To be clear I am strongly pro-gay marriage, which has frustrated many of my socially conservative friends. I have friends, family and employees from the LGBT community. I don’t care who uses whose bathroom, what you wear, or how you identify. People from this community have rights which we must protect.
But to force us to use inaccurate pronouns, to force us to teach our kids that there are more than two sexes, to call what is plainly a man in a dress, well, not a man in a dress violates our right of speech.
Caldarawent - Nature - Liberals - Press - Feelings
Caldarawent on to decry the politically correct nature of “liberals in the free press” who fear offending or hurting the feelings of readers and/or viewers so much so that they “mandate” what others can and cannot say:
There was a time when the liberals in the press fought hard to protect free speech. Now they fight hard to mandate speech because, heaven forbid,...
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