Preaching doesn’t belong in newspaper -- Michael Sweet

September 25, 2018

In the past week, the State Journal has published two almost identical letters asserting the belief that all must accept Jesus as their personal savior.

How are such pronouncements relevant to a letters to the editor column? These letters weren’t dealing with any social, political, cultural, or other current events issues which are the province of a newspaper. In addition, such exclusionary views are insulting to those of us who are not born-again Christians, such as Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, mainstream Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, secular humanists and others.

The place for such preaching is in a church or religious institution, not in a general newspaper, in my opinion.

Michael Sweet, Madison

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