Letters to the Editor: Sex abuse suit

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RE: Southern Baptist layman Paul Pressler subject of sex abuse suit

I realize the story about the accusation concerning Paul Pressler is news of interest to many. The problem I have with this story being printed is because we are living in a day when all that needs to happen to destroy one’s reputation is an accusation. It doesn’t matter whether the accusation has one ounce of truth or whether the accused has had their day in court.

Just as we have seen in recent weeks, in the political world and in the Hollywood scene, many have been accused of sexual misconduct and the accused are not viewed as innocent until proven guilty but rather guilty as charged in the media and in the minds of many if not most. Maybe our Baptist news organizations need to show restraint in getting out a juicy story for the sake of those who might truly be innocent of any wrongdoing. Please do not reflect the secular media eager to break a hot story.

Scott Neathery
Wake Village, Texas

 

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