Firing of local radio talk show host Heidi Harris will cost station listeners

So KXNT 840-AM gave the ax to conservative talk show host Heidi Harris for expressing a view that she and many of her listening audience share. Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes referred to the comments Ms. Harris posted on the show’s Facebook page as “controversial.”

Ms. Harris, a conservative, posted a biblical view held for thousands of years by those adhering to Scripture “that it would be better for a child to have a mother and a father, rather than two fathers.” Up until very recently the Western, Far Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures have held the view that it takes a man and a woman to make a baby and to raise that child.

Regardless that there have been some major cultural shifts in recent years and a change in the attitudes of many regarding what is and is not morally acceptable, Ms. Harris expressed her opinion as a Christian and as a conservative. Our Founding Fathers gave us a Constitution and generations since have also sacrificed with their lives, if necessary, to guarantee the citizens of this nation the right to speak freely without fear of censure.

It is despicable, but not surprising in this spineless climate of not offending anyone except those adhering to Judeo-Christian beliefs, that KXNT would fire a woman for expressing those very views. Station officials obviously do not know the conservative listening market.

We conservatives believe in the protection of our right to freedom of thought and expression. KXNT has lost the valley’s best, most-informed radio host. I will join many in exercising my right to take KXNT off my preferred list of stations on the morning commute.

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