Why can’t we agree to disagree?

If you live in America, and are older than 10 years old, you have heard this sentence before. We Americans take great pride in saying it. We take great pride in saying we may not agree on everything but I respect your opinion. What has happened to that? Are we moving in a direction in this country where this is no longer the case?

Case in point: A Toronto broadcaster has been fired after he posted on       Twitter about the debate surrounding New York Rangers forward Sean Avery’s support of same-sex marriage.

From CBS Sports: Damian Goddard was a host on Rogers Sportsnet. On Tuesday, he tweeted his support for hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who used Twitter to voice his opposition to Avery’s position.

Goddard wrote: “I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.”

The TV network then issued its own tweet, saying: “Today’s tweet from Damian Goddard does not reflect the views of Rogers Sportsnet.” On Wednesday, it severed ties with Goddard.

The last time I checked, I thought there was freedom of speech in America. What has happened to that?

Oh wait, this was Canada. Never mind then. Carry on.

Toronto TV Host fired after backing agent’s Avery Criticism (CBS Sports)


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