To all, ease up

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There’s no question that Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” had a right to say what he did with no apology to those he offended. There’s no question A&E had a right to suspend him. There’s no question the gay community had a right to take offense.

On the other hand, there are millions of people who agree with Phil, just as there are millions who agree with the gay community. At times the gay community seems tone deaf to the offenses they offer to those who disagree with their lifestyle. At the Rose Bowl Parade a gay couple will get married on camera — as they have a right to do — and doubtless offer no apology. This will offend millions of people.

My point is simply that as long as no real harm is done, everyone should ease up, overlook their own outrage and learn to live with it. That’s what America is all about — the right to be oneself while not giving any real harm to others. Consider the outrage and bad taste offered by Rob Rogers and his total lack of civility. Any apologies?

Upper St. Clair

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