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Published: Saturday, Sept. 12 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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sljournalist

Sorry, Joe... unethical.

uncannygunman

I'm just like Joe Cannon, I'll speak to anyone, anytime. But if I speak the the Ku Klux Klan, my speech is largely going to be a condemnation of everything the Klan stands for. Similarly, if I were to speak to a convention of anti-gay activists, I would be reminding them of the error of their ways.

So the question really is, what did Cannon say when he spoke?

logan

open your hearts and minds!!!

Matthew

Impartial? Newspapers take sides all the time in their editorials. Since when has anyone thought or asserted that they are impartial? A paper can take stands, as can individuals working at papers, and still report the news in a balanced manner. But even with the best intentions and efforts, personal biases will always color the writing and editing of newspapers. To pretend otherwise is naive in the extreme. All people think and have opinions. Some just put a little more effort into thinks and forming opinions than others do.

When did so many people in this country buy into the idea of thought police?

Utahman

I guess we're pre Civil Rights in thhe 1960's--only it's the 21st Century in Utah.. Sooo sad! But not unexpected from Utah I suppose.

Digbads

Marriage and families are good, and are the bedrock of our civilization.

Doug G

I don't suppose you're going to mention it, Joe, but from your marriage perspective we've got the perfect first family in the white house. Say anything positive about obama at the sutherland institute and I imagine you'll be out on your ear,eh?

wow

gay actiivists dont want Cannon at a "divisive" event - guess it was a good thing that he did not go to a kiss-in. As a homosexual man - such hypocrisy in my name is an embarrassment to me

Anonymous

Matthew,

Newspapers are privately owned. They aren't subject to the same rules as elected officials.

Cannon is an elected representative of the people in his district. All of them.

He rightly deserves the criticism he is receiving for this. It's bigoted and it's wrong.

Anonymous

Oops, wrong Cannon.

Atlas

Support a good cause -- wholesome, traditional, healthy marriages are worthy of support.

@ Atlas

Does that mean you do not support unwholesome traditional marriages? How about unhealthy traditional marriages?

Why not support healthy marriages whether traditional or not?

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