Our 1813 story yesterday about the policy of the Beaumont Board of Realtors has generated some swift debate. One realtor messaged us this morning – outraged over the Word Police concept inherent in the policy change that will be voted on by Friday.

The realtors actual words are below:

“I do believe the National Assoc of Realtors (NAR) has stepped up to cross a dangerous line. Harrassing independent Realtors outside their professional duties/work environment is not an Associations role nor should it have local members/boards facilitate such an offensive role. Who gets to define Hate speech when someone takes unreasonable offense to a members legitimate and personal policy position ? Would NAR require those bringing frivolous charges to post a bond and thus pay a members legal defense fees? It’s so 1984 Big Brother… Maybe NAR sticks to its core mission? You risk following the Boy Scouts into irrelevancy and decline when they strayed outside the 12 points of Scout Law.”

We couldn’t agree more!