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Was omission of Christian concert deliberate?

Published 6:44pm Friday, August 1, 2014

Dear Editor,
Evidently The Sun Festival was an event worth promoting and reporting about wholeheartedly in The Outlook.
Why was there no report about the Thursday evening event in all of the news articles about Sun Festival?
In the Friday July 25 edition, there were front-page pictures of past events for adults and children, but no mention of the concert at BRHS.
In the July 26-27 edition, there were pictures of entertainment occasions and a write up about future events.
In the Tuesday, July 29 edition, in the article summarizing all of the “success of the Sun Festival” and expressing thanks to those involved, no mention was made of the outstanding contribution made by Radney Funeral Home.
The concert by The Inspirations quartet was a Christian event.
The songs were “gospel songs” presented talent and fervor.
One quartet member gave a brief testimony about being a Christian and what a difference that makes.
There were times for brief prayers.
And it was announced that people gave 1,600 pounds of food to the Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center.
The concert was well attended with my guess being 850 to 900 people there.
Was it because Sun Festival was supposed to be only entertainment that a report about this Christian concert was not given to our community and your readers?
A wholesome, stable, pleasant and prosperous city will not be accomplished or sustained by entertainment alone. Attention should also be given to lasting Christian values.

Bill Middlebrooks
Alexander City

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