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Teach It All

If religion is to be taught in schools, it needs to be the history of all religions (D.A. Smith's "The Greatest Story Ever Told," May 23). People in this country need a broader view of the world's religions. After all, the majority of people in this world are non-Christian. The world might be a safer place if we all had a better understanding of other religions and beliefs.

dpm
James Island

Maybe We'll Win Her Over Next Week

Hello, I am married and a mother of two small children. We recently visited Charleston for the first time. We spent time at Folly Beach, Patriots Point, James Island County Park, and downtown Charleston. We found places that we visited to be very family oriented, which is very appealing to our young family. We definitely want to come back again and explore more of your beautiful city!

Before we left to come home, I picked up a couple of complimentary newspapers provided by our hotel. One of those newspapers was the Charleston City Paper. Once we arrived home, I began looking through it. I was appalled at the articles in the newspaper (the gay topic in general and the "Afroman" article making derogatory statements about God), and even more appalled at the graphic pictures in the back part of the paper. The pictures were absolutely distasteful. As much as I strongly disagree with the kind of filth people allow to enter their eyes and minds, I am not naive to the fact that people see and read this stuff a lot. What I am concerned about is the ease of little children and even adolescents being able to get their hands on this kind of trash. This is extremely disturbing to me. Once I flipped through your paper, I immediately ripped it up and threw it in the garbage can. I was concerned that my three and 1/2 year old son might see the pictures. I know I cannot shelter him from everything the world throws his way, yet I do believe that me and my husband can refuse anything of this nature to be found in our home. We are trying to raise our children to know the difference between right and wrong, and we believe that filling our eyes and minds with such nonsense is definitely not right.

Your newspaper was a poor reflection on the beauty of the city of Charleston. I hope that you all will reconsider the content of your paper and make it more family friendly. I am sure there is a lot of quality in your content as well, but to me it was greatly overshadowed by the negative content. I hope the next time we visit Charleston that I will find much enjoyment and satisfaction in reading the Charleston City Paper.

Traci Field
Elizabethton, Ind.
Shameless Pride

I didn't know colleges offer a course in Stupid but, it's obvious, Will Moredock chose this as his major.

I'd like to bitch slap this idiotic fat s.o.b. for the "Flag of Shame" comment (Moredock's "Hate Crime Legislation," May 30). You may have your opinion about the flag but, this "Reporter of Shame" has taken too many steps over the line. Shame the CP doesn't make him a bad memory.

Mike Bew
Charleston

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