Research Term: Historical Revisionism
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2010-04 Summt Journal
IN THIS ISSUE:
» pg. 2 | Summit Alumni Spotlight: James Strang
» pg. 3 | Letter from the Editor: David A. Noebel
» pg. 4 | Highlights from around the Globe
* Christianity, Economics, History, Marriage and Family, and Global Warming
Censoring the Past
There is a lot of talk today about censorship. Recent art exhibits, funded by tax dollars and promoted by the National Endowment for the Arts, have come under severe attack. Many Americans rightly criticize these exhibits as inappropriate, certainly for viewing, but most assuredly for government support and funding. Museums, government-funded artists, Hollywood activists, homosexual groups, and the government-funded NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) are crying "censorship" over such protests. Another battle is raging over the selling of pornography in popularly trafficked bookstores. Rev. Donald Wildmon and his American Family Association have targeted Waldenbooks, a subsidiary of K-Mart, for selling pornography. Harry Hoffman, president of Waldenbooks, says that Wildmon and others like him "want to censor and stop the sales of constitutionally protected publications they deem objectionable." Protests against pornography and government-funded art are not acts of censorship. Censorship is...
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