An unfortunate column title
There is a thread on the ACES discussion board about this column on the Daily Mountain Eagle's web site. The column's content is irrelevant. I hope fellow copy editors enjoy an opinionated piece, even if they disagree with it. Any assertion that copy editors should not write columns is a bit odd. But the paper shouldn't burden the copy editor's colleagues and successors with that tag from the copydesk. Political and religious diversity operates on any desk I've ever worked on.
If you want my political or religious opinion, ask me over a beer.