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LaBarbera on Ozzie Guillen

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I think it’s astonishing to see the media in Chicago and maybe across the country bending so easily to this idea of when you say this word, which I don’t say — I don’t say the word f-a-g — but the idea that this is a slur analogous to racism is just ridiculous.

Sometimes I think excitable Peter LaBarbera puts out these little items simply to amuse us. I mean come on — he feels the need to weigh in on MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s decision to send Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen to tolerance training for calling a Chicago Sun Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti a “f*cking fag.”

“The fact that they’re going to require this man to undergo sensitivity training — pro-homosexual training, which will likely violate his moral and his religious beliefs — is just astonishing,” exclaims LaBarbera. “We’re coming to the point in America now where people of faith can have their rights and their beliefs trampled over in the name of supporting the gay agenda.”

The family advocate says the White Sox manager has run into the “liberal thought police.” …According to LaBarbera, “we have to guard and protect our freedoms now more than ever in this country because gay activists are out to silence us.”

* Michael Jensen of AfterElton interviews Chicago Sun-Times columnist Greg Couch, who reported the Guillen story.

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