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Letter: Biblical faith not blind obedience

Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, holding the 1

Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, holding the 1 millionth duck call assembled for 2013 at the company's warehouse in West Monroe, La. (Nov. 7, 2013) Credit: AP

Recently, a letter writer called for each of us to exercise a more ethical approach when dealing with others [" 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch's free speech," Dec. 29]. In the process, the writer committed the same mistake I often see made by those on the left, especially in the media.

They cry for tolerance, diversity and an ethical approach to dealing with each other. Sadly, in calling for such admirable standards, they disparage anyone with whom they disagree.

The letter writer saw fit to demean Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and others with a Bible-based moral code. He referred to "blind obedience to a primitive moral code."

Calling for an ethical approach to achieve moral progress in the same letter where the writer disrespects the deeply held religious faith of others is beyond comprehension.

Michael Cisek, East Islip