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Love this provocative article titled: “What’s Up With Oprah and Homophobic Preachers?” by Michael Harriot of the Root.com, which discusses with humor, the issue of “homophobic preachers” being aired on Oprah’s OWN channel.

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Of course, I like Oprah, as do most of us, have been a fan since her 1986 TV premier. Weekly, I look forward to my favorite OWN shows. And dearly love the positive work that Oprah is doing toward world peace and happiness, which is poised to help a lot of people and likely does.

What I don’t like is the subject of above mentioned article about “Homophobic Preachers”.  Who, to me, gives religion a bad name along with Narrow-minded Fundamentalists (that makes you want to scream at your TV), Child Molesting Priests, Islamic Extremists, and other woefully misguided folks that misuse religion to validate their own confused beliefs.

That said, the larger question is, should we ban all misguided speakers from our public forums? Though some thoughts are so toxic that such must surely be guarded against; still, the larger answer has to be an emphatic “No”!

That is, if we want our society to remain free and open to progressive thoughts that would not be aired if left to our own flawed thinking, however right we think we are. Thanks to our free press and social media, we can continue to discuss religion openly. Of course, we can also turn off our televisions or choose another channel. The choice is ours.

Note: Oprah’s Talk Show ran for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986 to May 25, 2011.

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