While frequenting one of my favorite luncheon venues, Blue Coast Burrito, I picked up an inaugural copy of The Murfreesboro Pulse. I have read alternative newspapers in each city I’ve lived in (Louisville, Ken., Dayton, Ohio, and Chattanooga), and will pick one up in cities I visit. I was glad to see that the ‘Boro now had an alternative paper (I have only lived here for a little over a year.) Your initial effort was well put together, professionally laid out, and included interesting articles. Kudos to you and your staff.
The article by Adam Flowers on the band A Plea for Purging I consider to be quite progressive for an alternative paper. To feature a band with Christian roots including the text of the article was a fresh and daring step. It proves your effort to be, as you said in your editorial, “fair and balanced.” Thank you for that article.
I found the Witches’ Corner by Corinne Galeano to be an interesting read. She offered her point of view, giving insight from a self professed pagan. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and is allowed to express that view as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Now, let me say that as a Baptist pastor, I categorically and wholeheartedly disagree with Ms. Galeano’s view. I happen to hold a different opinion and view on the Bible, which brings me to the purpose and proposal of my letter.
I would propose to you a column by me to run beside Witches’ Corner. Or, if a permanent column is not a possibility, an opportunity to run an article (or series of articles) on why I believe the Bible to be true. This would be written from a scholarly perspective backed by research and documentation. I think it could be a great take in an alternative newspaper.
Before you totally shut me down, remember that in your editor’s letter you said that you will be “fair and balanced.” I’m only offering to help balance the scales.
What do you say? You have to admit, it would be interesting.
Don McMurry, Senior Pastor
Lascassas Baptist Church