1.Mero Heard Nationwide
Over the past month, Sutherland Institute President Paul T. Mero has been interviewed on multiple local and nationally-syndicated radio talk shows regarding his book, The Natural Family: A Manifesto. Mero co-authored the recent publication with Allan C. Carlson, founder of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
“The heightened amount of media response shows just how much confusion there is in the nation right now regarding the definition of ‘family’,” said Mero. “I hope that the time I have spent discussing the topics in this book will help people understand the ways in which the natural family is the source of culture and freedom, and what families and governments can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth.”
Some of the hosts and stations that have interviewed Mero include:
– “Across the Nation” with Bob Dunning
– Dennis Crowley of United News & Information
– The “Gary Sutton Show” based in Philadelphia
– “Weekend Faith and Ministry Report” on KCBI radio in Texas
2.The Salt Lake Tribune Declines to Publish Positive Response to Sutherland Op-ed
On May 20, the Salt Lake Tribune published an opinion-editorial, “South Carolina has something to teach us about vouchers”, by Paul T. Mero, president of Sutherland Institute. In the op-ed, which was an excerpt from an essay, Defending “Systems” and Freeing Slaves, Mero addressed the debate over school vouchers and its parallels between the coercive system of slavery and Utah’s inflexible system of public schools. This topic prompted several people to respond to theSalt Lake Tribune and of those published (six letters to the editor and two full-length opinion-editorials), all were in disagreement with Mero. Saying there wasn’t enough print space, theTribune’s editorial board decided they were not going to run the following response by Pastor Richard L. Davis, president of Clergy for Educational Options, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of African-American and other minority families to access all educational and economical options.
In the spirit of open dialogue, Sutherland prints Pastor Davis’ letter to the editor in full: