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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

Alas, we cannot publish every letter we receive. And we won't publish letters that are anonymous, hateful, illiterate, or otherwise in our judgment do not benefit the readers of Anglicans Online. We usually do not publish letters written in response to other letters. We edit letters to conform with standard AO house style for punctuation, but we do not change, for example, American spelling to conform to Canadian orthography. On occasion we'll gently edit letters that are too verbose in their original form. Email addresses are included when the authors give permission to do so.

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Letters from 7 January to 13 January 2008

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters are the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

Who's zooming whom?

About the college 'Facebook' reference in your front-page letter: At my alma mater it was, and I believe still is, known as the Zoobook.

Glenn McDavid
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
Roseville, Minnesota, USA
8 January 2008

'Which alters when it alteration finds'?

As Second Life keeps coming up, I finally took a look. One quick question: Is the holy table referred to as an 'alter' in Second Life because it's an alternative to a real one or is spelling correctly unimportant in the virtual world?

Sorry to be so pedantic, but I am curious.

Sister Diana
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
8 January 2008

Following the leader

I feel constrained, with respect, to take AO to task to the following 'headline' in the news section for the week of 6 January: 'Anti-gay bishops to meet in Jerusalem.' This seems to grossly over-simplify the nature and purpose of the planned meeting as well as the underlying issues. AO is certainly entitled to have an editorial slant, but it would seem more helpful to clearly delineate 'news' from 'op/ed.'

The Revd Daniel Martins
St Anne's Episcopal Church
Warsaw, Indiana, USA
9 January 2008

(Ed. note: We took our headline verbatim from the headline in the newspaper to which we referred. Some 24 hours later, the newspaper altered its headline and we then changed ours.)

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Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All published letters are in our archives.


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