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Perverting the First

| Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004

Dimitri Vassilaros' lament about the FCC's so-called censorship of Howard Stern was a real fount of misinformation ("Stern warning about censorship," Oct. 10).

Tom Taylor of Inside Radio was quoted as saying that it was not listeners who chased Stern off the air, but the government. I beg to differ. I know many people who strongly objected to Stern's perverted, demeaning broadcasts, and made their objections known to the proper authorities.

There is a large group of decent, God-fearing people who do not want "free speech" to be redefined by Stern and liberalitarians. Vassilaros' misunderstanding of the First Amendment is a factor in bringing our country closer and closer to losses of freedom for all.

If he should care to take a real, serious look at our government and the Founding Fathers, he would know that our government structure and laws are based on the Bible.

Our Founding Fathers were 99 percent Christian and never intended for pornography, obscenity and demeaning, abusive speech to be protected by the First Amendment.

We are not dealing with a censorship issue here. We are dealing with a serious moral issue and the degrading and twisting of a wonderful government document.

Christine Martin Brighton Heights

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