June 1, 2014

In every controversy, beware of the ‘Chilling Effect’

There are certain actions that create a “Chilling Effect.” It’s not that the actions are right or wrong, but like an invisible wave they hit nonetheless. Such is the case that has rolled across the land featuring Mount de Sales Academy and Flint Dollar, the school’s band director who was basically fired because he plans to marry his partner this summer. While it doesn’t matter which side of this emotional issue you sit, whether Dollar has the right to marry his partner or not or whether MDS is right or wrong in firing him, the “Chilling Effect” is not about right or wrong.

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