Letters to the Editor

Providing a pulpit

April 21, 2009

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To the editor:

Well, once again I have had my morning coffee soured by another of Carl Burkhead’s all too frequent superstitious screeds. Once again, I have to wonder why this paper is so willing to provide him a soapbox.

I personally doubt the hypothesis advanced by Heliocentricity and I remain convinced that this whole “Round Earth Theory” is a fad that will soon pass from the popular conceptual vernacular. But I have refrained from any attempt to impose my crackpot beliefs on my fellow citizens. I would expect a newspaper, which exists, in theory, to provide its readership access to information that is reasonably and legitimately deemed to be factual, to deny a pulpit for such constant rants.

The Lawrence Journal-World’s continued and frequent publication Mr. Burkhead’s diatribes is a poor reflection on its character and an insult to its rational readership.

Godasse is from Lawrence

Comments

grimpeur 6 years, 2 months ago

The author writes: "The Lawrence Journal-World’s continued and frequent publication Mr. Burkhead’s diatribes is a poor reflection on its character and an insult to its rational readership."

Too true. And that goes for the online comments section, too.

craigers 6 years, 2 months ago

That's right. Only people that agree with you and say the same things you do should be given a pulpit.

frank mcguinness 6 years, 2 months ago

Whatever shoeman. If the muslims started writing letters to the editor with references to the koran and how it is the only thing that will save our economy or that all of us who are nonbelivers need to review the koran for insight on how to fix our world you'd be up in arms.

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