Letter: Writer shouldn’t get pulpit for sermon in newspaper

Editor,

I have read the letter to the editor by Lorinda Newton entitled, “Easter is a time for more than just bunnies, eggs.”

I am completely opposed to religious or moral views being expressed in our local community paper.

Newton’s letter reads more like a sermon than a letter and is very inappropriate since our community includes atheists, agnostics and people of other faiths and philosophies.

I respect the fact that people have their own ideas of morality and faith, but I believe these ideas are personal and they should not be given a pulpit by our local newspaper.

This same letter writer, Lorinda Newton, wrote a letter in January regarding abortions which I do not share and found to be offensive as well.

What she described as a routine counseling for women seeking abortion is not correct and she promoted a “fear factor” for women seeking abortions.

Does the paper really want to get involved in moral and personal issues?

I would think not.

Please concentrate on important community and government issues rather than someone’s idea of their faith and their morality.

Paulette Becker

Langley

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