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Old 04-29-2003, 12:38 AM   #1
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Thumbs up My "Letter to the Editor" in the Rochester D&C

This just fell into place. I read an article about those damn Southern Baptists (they threatened their missionaries with dismissal unless they affirmed that women could never be pastors, and should submit to their husbands), then saw this tripe from snydicated Tribune columnist Suzanne Fields. Considering that her last name is neither O'Reilly nor Thomas, and that she should know better, I submitted the following letter which was printed in the 4/25/03 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

*** begin letter ***
In her April 17 column, Suzanne Fields advocated the
teaching of "Judeo-Christian values" in public schools
because they include "helping your neighbor, visiting
the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked."

She implies that such values are exclusively
"Judeo-Christian", when in fact these humanitarian
values have been practiced by good people of many
cultures and religions throughout history. She also
conviently failed to mention other "Judeo-Christian
values" ironically displayed that same day, in an
article concerning an edict from the Southern Baptist
Convention.

The SBC demanded that its missionaries affirm a
document that opposes female pastors and says that
wives should submit to their husbands, or face
dismissal. Apparently, sexism and authoritarianism
are two "Judeo-Christian values" that Ms. Fields
advocates indocrinating into our public
schoolchildren.
*** end letter ***

So did I do OK?

Andy
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Old 04-29-2003, 01:31 AM   #2
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Nice reply.

Does the D&C commonly carry tripe like that? I've only read it a handful of times. (I go to RIT, and it costs a quarter, but unless it says WAR in 120 point font I don't bother)
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Old 04-29-2003, 03:01 AM   #3
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Good job, Andy!
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Old 04-29-2003, 04:01 AM   #4
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Excellent letter! Good Job!
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:12 AM   #5
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Good job.
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Old 04-29-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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Nice job! Does the D&C have an online version?
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:16 PM   #7
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Does the D&C commonly carry tripe like that?
They carry a mix of syndicated columnists throughout the week, sadly including mouth-breather Cal Thomas.

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Old 04-29-2003, 12:26 PM   #8
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They carry a mix of syndicated columnists throughout the week, sadly including mouth-breather Cal Thomas.

Andy
And people wonder why I left.
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:27 PM   #9
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Nice job! Does the D&C have an online version?
They're online at http://www.democratandchronicle.com , but the opinions section is very sparse. They only show one professional editorial per day, with no reader letters.

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They carry a mix of syndicated columnists throughout the week, sadly including mouth-breather Cal Thomas.

Andy
Yeah, and there was some of the Cal Thomas tripe in the D&C that so annoyed me that I started a thread here about it (I think it was in PD, and I used his name in the subject line). Here it is: Under God? Let's see the proof You can contact him here

Hey Piscez, are you from the area or just attending school here? I work with some RIT co-ops!
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