Eric Hinesley: Please be civil

March 16, 2014 

The March 11 letter “Dangerous bigotry” made me angry. People like me (conservative, Christian) are regularly called bigots and haters by supporters of the homosexual agenda, and now the letter-writer is adding the term “domestic terrorists.” Is she kidding? Get real!

Yes, this is an issue of free speech, and, yes, it is an issue of freedom of religion. I’m not here to persuade anyone, but I do make it a priority to be civil in my speech and my behavior toward other people who see this issue differently. Furthermore, I have not threatened or hurt anyone and don’t intend to.

I regret that The N&O chose to publish this vitriolic and inflammatory diatribe because it does nothing to help people get along who have different beliefs.

Eric Hinesley

Raleigh

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