Thankful Thursday: Badger Club forum example of 'compelling civil discourse'

August 15, 2013 

I am thankful to the Columbia Basin Badgers Club for putting on the forum "But I thought it was MY Business!" The speakers, attorney Beth Barrett Bloom (speaking from the perspective of the ACLU) and Central United Protestant Pastor David Parker (speaking from a religious view point) were excellent examples of compelling civil discourse. Their differing opinions on what a business owner's rights are when it comes to matters of faith, personal values and beliefs made for a very thought provoking conversation.

The Tri-Cities is very fortunate to have the Badger Club and the Tri-City Herald's Community Conversation where sensitive and oftentimes emotional subjects can be politely discussed.


Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service