Some Newton residents say their town’s newspaper editor may have gone too far expressing his First Amendment rights.
“What that man wrote in that letter, you do not call my daughter or my friends ‘the enemy’ because they are gay,” says resident Stormy Storm.
Bob Eschliman works at the Newton Daily Newspaper however in a personal blog he referred to gays as “the enemy” and “Gaystapo” and accused homosexuals trying to reword the Bible to make their sinful nature “right with God.”
The blog was posted at the end of last month and has since been taken down.
Shaw Media, the company who owns newspaper released statement about the future of the editor’s position.
“We are deeply concerned by Mr. Eschliman’s comments. The views expressed in his personal blog in no way reflected the opinions of the Newton Daily News. The situation is under review.”
Storm, who says she will cancel her subscription, plans to meet with other Newton residents about the issue Friday evening.