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Editor,

As I have an economic development and marketing career, I was, as a first-time reader, interested in Current in Carmel, impressed initially with your level of support (through paid advertising) of local businesses and the “hometown” flavor you give to Carmel. When I first read the letter to the editor from Bob and Stacy Brake, I was shocked. Surely, they could not have been objecting to an article of such blatant partisanism in a publication that, at that point, I had considered informative and politically uninvolved. Then continued reading and, to my dismay, Current in Carmel printed a “column” by Bob Walters (“The goal that never changes”) about his faith, in which he counsels us all that “faith in Christ is the goal, the prize, the joy, the first cause and this never changes.” As Bob and Stacy Brake note, the residents of Carmel deserve a more professional effort. Mr. Walters’ faith is of no interest to me, and should not be of interest to any reader. Your content of advertising, reviews and news is sufficient, but it is offensive to readers, like me, that you have added this dimension. You may say you offer this spirituality column to all, but you won’t find many in this rich, diverse community who would broadcast their beliefs. It is within each of us and does not need to be front-page news. Is Mr. Walters’ God better than mine? I think not, and you should think otherwise when you add religion to your content.

Marcia Wood
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