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Fuller Sheldon letter: Show an affront to our sensibilities

Regarding The Forum editorial of Feb. 4 -- hypocrisy -- right on! Hypocrisy, inconsistency, selective outrage ... whatever you choose to call it, this blatant affront to the collective sensibilities of most viewers begs a couple of questions.

Regarding The Forum editorial of Feb. 4 -- hypocrisy -- right on!

Hypocrisy, inconsistency, selective outrage ... whatever you choose to call it, this blatant affront to the collective sensibilities of most viewers begs a couple of questions. In that most comments have indicated varying degrees of offense and indignation, where are the calls to eliminate the cause from public view?

An immediate fine assessed on the main characters of the stunt, say $1 million each, might at least get their egotistical attention and induce a passing thought for something other than their own personal promotion. Talk of some $27,500 on each station is meaningless, and misdirected.

Wasn't it only a month ago when one or two local voices plead outrage and offense at the name of Christ being historically acknowledged on a Moorhead monument? Seems they got a hearing right quick and official concession to their demands, facts or not. Majority or not. An almost immediate promise to remove the alleged, perceived offense was received.

Sure, different individuals are involved in each case, and many may see no connection, but apparently offense is regarded differently if it's directed toward conservative, Christian, male or Caucasian. America's beginning and much of her distinction are due to varying combinations of those characteristics. Ridiculing or replacing them will do irreparable harm, admit it or not.

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Fuller Sheldon

Mapleton, N.D.

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