The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
As a religiously-inspired liberal political activist, I take the position that coverage of any issue should be as balanced as possible, be it abortion, animal rights, gun control, drug legalization, illegal immigration, etc. If, for example, someone in the media were to assert, "You don't have to protect unborn children," then equal time must be given to the other side.
It turns out there is a Christian leader (don't know who this person is), asserting, "You don't have to be vegetarian." And his words are being blindly parroted everywhere. I think equal time should be given to the other side. When someone in the media says, "You don't," then someone from PETA, or perhaps a vegan minister like yourself, should be on hand to explain, "You must."
In my book, The Liberal Case Against Abortion, I said anti-abortionists are entitled to the same level of respect and media attention given to animal activists, and the converse is equally true. I don't see anything wrong in asking for fair and balanced coverage of animal issues by the media.
Do you think I'm being unreasonable?
Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman
We don't think you're being unreasonable. However, we also don't believe that the media will listen. No one gives them advertising money on either side of the abortion issue, but they earn millions upon millions of dollars from the animal exploiters.
We believe that you would have better success sending letters to the editor and them publish the letters on your web site.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary
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