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September 20, 2018

The Media’s Obsession With Religion

I sincerely consider that your inherent duty, as media, is to uphold religion, faith, belief, decency and mutual respect, not seek to strike it down, trample on it and grind it into the dust—especially using discredited sources, such as the long ago disgraced hatemongers of the AFF.

September 20, 2018

Noreen Flanagan
Editor
Fashionmagazine.com

Dear Noreen,

I read Michael-Oliver Harding’s article about his “obsession with cults.”

I could have answered his “Why are we so obsessed?“ question in a nanosecond. Answer: because antireligious media hounds with nothing better to do, drum up ancient content and write about it pretending some present time hook, which doesn’t exist, so as to force feed their bigoted views onto the reading public.

Frankly, it’s a farce.

Here’s why. Harding cites to none other than the American Family Foundation (AFF). This bygone, anti-religious hate group was dismissed as noncredible by the American Psychological Association as long ago as 1987, and yet Harding is quoting them as an authority on religion today! Goodness, how hard up he must be for “authority” to seek support for his make-believe position on religions.

Freedom of religion is an inherent and integral part of any free society. Religion, and how it is viewed and treated, can be seen as a gauge of the freedom within any society. If religion and faith are ripped and degraded, well, that is a reflection of the state of culture present. People of real stature through history fought for freedom of religion and did what they could to uphold it and general decency. Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Kofi Annan are examples of those who made a stand for religion and freedom.

I sincerely consider that your inherent duty, as media, is to uphold religion, faith, belief, decency and mutual respect, not seek to strike it down, trample on it and grind it into the dust—especially using discredited sources, such as the long ago disgraced hatemongers of the AFF.

Sincerely,

Rita Solfa
Los Angeles, Calif

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