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This is directed to SE CUPP.
Thank you for your insightful and extremely even handed article asking people to refrain from judging the Robertsons. I have tried for the last day to find those words in my debate circle. You nailed it exactly in the center of the truth of the issue.
I wrote to the CEO of A&E and suggested that they, as a small medium had the potential of turning these lemons into lemonade if she would have to courage to host a national forum or build a special program around the idea of bringing both extremes together for an insightful and respectful discussion of where both sides stand on all aspects of the issue. We live in a country torn in half in many ways over this issue which sits at the crossroads of social justice and human rights transected by some of the oldest and most deeply revered beliefs in Christianity. I am not sure our country can endure another decade of this madness and perhaps a very sweet and faithful man named Robertson is just the guy to sit face to face with some of the most liberal elements in the GLAD universe and find a way for the two sides of the debate to build a framework for peaceful and respectful coexistence. I believe Christ himself would endorse such a move towards reconciliation on the matter. Firing someone and taking them out of the public eye does nothing to build reconciliation nor further understanding on either side and both sides of this debate are guilty of some pretty extremist views about their opposition. It is all fueled in so many respects by ignorance and is so typically human. I believe it is time somebody locked both bullies in the room and swallowed the key. Our nation is too great to be unable or unwilling to address this issue which touches us all so deeply. A&E holds the key. They can change the world if they have the courage. Or they can just fire Phil Robertson and put their head back in the sand.
Again, thank you. Your article was some of the most profound journalism that I have ever read. Bravo.
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Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
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