Like the newspapers and periodicals of our nation, the...

Like the newspapers and periodicals of our nation, the broadcasting radio stations constitute a vital and an important method of disseminating information to the public along practically all lines of human activity. The newspapers and the radio stations, realizing the great importance of their channels of communication to the outside world, are faithfully endeavoring to be fair and impartial to all. I assume that your station in Anniston is making this commendable effort to help keep its programs as far as possible free from unpleasant controversy, and especially religious controversy. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are the greatest assets we have in our Constitution towards helping to safeguard that other great fundamental so treasured by us all, namely, religious freedom.

Recently a revivalist in your city broadcast a sermon from your station, and during his discourse he unfortunately cast a slur at the religion of Christian Science. His statement, which indicates a misconception of Christian Science, constitutes an impropriety and an imposition upon the public as well as upon Christian Scientists. A few moments are requested in which to make correction of the revivalist's statement.

He draws a picture of a person in a pit, representing the depths in which the sinner finds himself. Then the speaker infers that Christian Science offers itself to the sinner and says, "Just think or imagine yourself to be out of that pit and you will be out." Such a process is known as mental suggestion. It certainly is not Christian Science.

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