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Paula Deen being pilloried for decades-old remarks

Published: June 30, 2013

Until about a week ago, I had never heard of Paula Deen and was only aware of the Food Network because it was one of my late wife's favorite networks. But now Deen is being pilloried because of some now-verboten remarks she freely admits she made three decades or so ago. One can't but wonder how many of those casting “rocks” at her haven't themselves, at one time or another, used the same language 10, 20, 30 or more years ago.

Jesus said, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast a stone against her.” How many “stones” would be cast against Deen if that sage advice was heeded today? Of those now disparaging Deen, how many would find themselves unemployed if their own past comments and “jokes” were to be made public?

Lawrence M. Neumann, Edmond


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