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TNT: ‘Doonesbury’ indulges in faith-bashing

Letter by Robert Van Gieson, Edgewood on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:33 am | No Comments »
October 10, 2012 11:33 am

I was offended by Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” offering in the Monday News Tribune. Trudeau seems to have dropped to the same level as other small-minded persons who make attacks similar to recent videos to denigrate a religion.

His political leanings are his privilege, but when he attacks the Mormon faith to promote those leanings he has stepped way over the line of decency and should be removed from the entertainment pages of The News Tribune.

Attacking Mitt Romney, I suppose, is part of the political landscape, but attacking his faith goes way over what should be accepted. I would hope that The New Tribune is charging Trudeau the going rate for political advertising and not paying him for an “entertainment offering” on your Take Time page. His strips have been a daily “Vote for Obama/Biden” advertisement, not entertainment. And, yes, I am a Mormon.

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