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Democrats speak out against Jindal's response

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BATON ROUGE (KNOE 8 News) - The Louisiana Democratic Party released the following response from Chair Karen Carter Peterson to Gov. Bobby Jindal's statement in support of Phil Robertson:

"If we support an entertainer's right to freedom of speech -- and we do -- then we must also support a corporation's right to terminate the entertainer's contract and distance itself from his blatantly offensive comments.

"That said, I am amused to hear that our governor is now urging tolerance of viewpoints that are unpopular. Former Secretary of Health and Hospitals Fred Cerise, former CEO of the Office of Group Benefits Tommy Teague and former chief of the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs Martha Manuel all expressed opinions that differed from the governor -- and they were all summarily dismissed for expressing those views. Excuse me governor, but your hypocrisy is showing."

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