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The recent reporting about Proposition 8—in print and on television—has consistently disregarded the fact that many faith communities did not support the proposition. Three congregations here in San Luis Obispo County passed resolutions against the amendment: Atascadero Community Church, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Congregation Beth David. In addition, all the Episcopal Bishops within California signed a statement urging their members to vote against the amendment and against all forms of discrimination against gay and lesbian people.

Although the information was made available to reporters, it has not been included in any reports to my knowledge. The front-page article in The Tribune (Nov. 6) “SLO County voters favor Proposition 8” included quotes from conservative clergy but not liberal ones and did not mention that the candlelight vigil held to grieve and protest the passing of the amendment was addressed by three local clergy. In addition, KSBY aired a news item on Nov. 10 that explicitly linked the vandalism at two local churches with Proposition 8, even though there was no evidence cited for such a link. Whatever happened to balanced reporting?

-- The Rev. Caroline J. A. Hall - Coalition of Welcoming Congregations & St Benedicts Episcopal Church

-- The Rev. Caroline J. A. Hall - Coalition of Welcoming Congregations & St Benedicts Episcopal Church

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