The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience

From: FG <>
Subject: Fw: [bahai-faith] moderators vs censors
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 6:55 AM
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From: LaAeterna <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, May 03, 1998 10:28 AM
Subject: [bahai-faith] moderators vs censors
>I had a very interesting experience with srb just this past week.  I sent in a
>post discussing female circumcision and asking what was the UHJ's position on
>this barbaric practice.  My post posed the rhetorical question: when do we as
>Baha'is stop deferring to cultural mores and speak out firrmly against those
>which harm or injure people?  The post was rejected because I had used the
>acronym UHJ and I was told in a very rude way I could speak out against the
>issue myself if I felt so strongly about it.
>To say I was flabberghasted at this type of "moderating" was putting it mildly
>indeed.  Has anyone else experienced anything similar?  What IS moderating,
>anyhow...I'm beginning to think it is censorship based on the limited
>understanding of the Teachings of the few whose task it is to review posts by
>the readership.
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