Defending Robertson

To the Journal editor:

The purpose of my letter is to defend Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. I am not defending him for his opinions, but on the freedom of speech. The liberal media does not hesitate to harshly criticize people whose opinions go against their agenda. I have listened to people like Bill Mahar and David Letterman harshly criticize people. As a Catholic I have listened to harsh and bigoted comments from the media for years.

We must remember when we live in a free society with free speech, we are not going to like everything we hear.

The sad thing is the media will defend pornography but sharply criticize religious points of view. The freedom of speech is a two-way street. Jim Morrison of the Doors once said “Whoever controls the media controls the mind.” With that said, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.