Friday, October 7, 2011

Dear Editor

Tonight I found about the protesting going on at Fairhaven Baptist Church.

My first thought? This so absurd. It makes me so terribly upset {read super angry} how truth is so incredibly TWISTED. All of this is so one-sided; I do not see anyone doing a segment on how much good FBC has done for so many and the many POSITIVE experiences MANY people have had while there.

But, of course...who wants to hear truth? How would truth make an interesting story? A shocking headline. It's so much "juicer" to dig up "dirt".

To be completely honest, I thought the interviews with the ex-members was superficial. Like they were putting on a show to be on national TV.  If they really had something to say...could they not have done it with the person who wronged them? I am pretty sure when people get into arguments/situations they do not televise it and turn it into a scandal. Of course not. What TV station would give them the time of day?

If just for the sake of journalism...why not let the other side fully speak their mind? Show what we have to say? And just as you did not have one "spokesman" for the group you interviewed but each had a "voice"...I expect the same courtesy extended to us. Oh, and no is so famously done to get your own agenda across. Why do you not want the truth to get out--are you a coward? But of course: once the truth comes out, than you will have been played the fool.

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;

Th' eternal years of God are hers;

But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,

And dies among his worshippers.”

William Cullen Bryant

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Ok, so I'm a little behind on my blog-reading, but this is a good post. Love the quote @ the end. How appropo!