Pastor Tom Wright
Abounding Joy Lutheran Church
After reading the “Our View” editorial in the Sartell Newsleader today (Feb. 24, 2012) I’ve decided to put on hold any further advertising by our church in the Newsleaders.
I am a champion of our constitutional right of free speech. I believe all opinions must be heard in a healthy society. However, I feel the tone of vitriolic name-calling (I counted about a dozen disparaging epithets this week) and bitterness that is present in some of your paper’s editorials does not align very well with the values of our congregation. I do not want our resources or our name to be associated with or used to support and promote a paper that, I feel, on a regular basis crosses the line into unreasoned, uncivil, immature and disrespectful discourse.