WAVE 3 Editorial - July 31, 2012: Free Speech - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 Editorial - July 31, 2012: Free Speech

By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

Chick-Fil-A's President spoke his mind supporting traditional marriage and he has every right to do so.

We live in a country that believes in freedom of speech. His thoughts certainly are no shock – the company is closed on Sunday's to honor the Christian day of worship.

What is shocking is the calls by some to deny permits to open new stores in their areas. If we start doing that for the beliefs of the owners of the stores, what does that say about the belief in something our country was founded upon?

If we have reached the point in our nation where speaking your mind and being candid are no longer welcome and acceptable, God help us all.

You certainly have every right not to patronize the place, as UofL's president has said he likely will do but denying an operating license as the mayor of Boston plans to do in the city where the tea party spoke volumes about freedoms? Or kick the restaurants off campus as some college students in our region have suggested?

Let's get real. Political correctness has run amok. Do you really want to live in a society that censures speech to this extreme? 

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

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