We figured out why it took so long for the Denver Post to explain why they killed Jon Caldara’s column.
They couldn’t stop laughing long enough to complete this one sentence: “We believe it is both possible and desirable to write about sensitive subjects and about people with whom one disagrees using respectful language.”
Is that a Twitter challenge for conservatives to highlight the Post’s disrespectful language de jour to insult, belittle, and humiliate everyone slight of Right with whom they disagree, simply because of party labels?
Just as Caldara of the Independence Institute revealed, the Post confirms they canned his column because he refused to abandon basic science and the English language in order to acquiesce to the Post’s political beliefs.
He was basically fired for stating sex is binary.
The Post will publish columns about gender that differ from the paper’s official stance, so long as opinion writers agree there are more than two sexes and to wordsmith their work in accordance with the newspaper’s editorial stance.
Here’s an excerpt of Caldara’s column that brought down the Post axe, discussing the new educational mandate to teach the health needs of LGBT individuals in sex ed classes with politically correct language.
And in the anti-free-speech style that the left now embraces, the new law bans discussions that “employ gender stereotypes,” or any language the state’s new oversight board of LGBT activists consider “stigmatizing.” In case you hadn’t noticed, just about everything is stigmatizing to the easily triggered, perpetually offended.
The law actually makes for some pretty funny Orwellian reading. It says nothing in the law “shall be interpreted to prohibit discussion of health, moral, ethical, or religious values…” And then it goes on to proscribe exactly what must and cannot be said during those “discussions.”
Ironic, doncha think?
Meanwhile, the Post is advertising for new opinion writers.
The Denver Post values having a wide variety of voices on our pages, and we are looking for both conservative and liberal writers. We do not have any type of political litmus test for our columnists — meaning they hold and express a wide variety of opinions — on a weekly basis.
So there it is, they are allowed to express different opinions, so long as writers employ the politically correct language of the Denver Post, which prevents them from writing a different opinion.