There are healthy debates result when a writer who had written against holy books was asked by the religious leaders to talk about it with them.He can have a discussion and debate his view points.And conflicts can be resolved.
If one had views different from others, there is no forum to resolve it. Instead they make statements to the press infuriating the other side.Discussion is an effective way to resolve opposite views.But that is not done.Once spoken, the words cannot be taken back, so care must be taken. And if the words affect political or religious ideologies, then the writer has had it. Newspapers will go on and on publishing mutual disagreements. All disagree at all times.We are a republic of different viewpoints.
Often one must be "politically correct" otherwise, he could be jailed. This is a bad trend as it could erode our democracy.