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The May 11 issue of The Advocate was one of your best. I especially liked the articles about censorship ["The Big Chill"], gay marriage in Canada, closeted conservatives, and successful out gay employees.

Allen Young, Royalston, Mass.

My partner and I do not agree with your article on censorship. We share parenting responsibilities for three wonderful children. We do not appreciate the gradual increase of vulgar language and violence in the media today. If we continue to increase our acceptance and "intake" of violent and crass behavior, we increase the statistics of violent behavior in our nation. Our children are overloaded with violent and crazy movies, TV shows, games, etc. Bringing back some censorship will not affect the gay rights movement! It will make it possible once again to turn on the television or radio without having to cover the ears of our kids.

Molli Paige and Lisa Reining

Portland, Ore.

The far-right group Oklahomans for Children and Families has harassed libraries, bookstores, GLBT businesses, and the local PBS station for ages. Its members brag about running an Oklahoma City comics shop out of business. OCAF has distorted biblical verses to call for the death penalty for gays. I am a proud pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-animal rights vegetarian Christian who detests OCAF's hate-filled messages. Thank you for doing a cover story on "the return of censorship." Censorship is alive and well in Oklahoma

Colin Eidersen, Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Author:Eidersen, Colin
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jun 8, 2004
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