Tagged: Bethel Church
The following is an open letter to Redding Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jake Mangas in response to his blog post last week on the chamber’s website, “Hate Speech and Bethel Church.”
I read your blog post last week, in which you wrongly accused thousands of local citizens of religious discrimination, with concern from the very beginning.
I would like to join the chorus of people who will undoubtedly react to the recent opinion piece entitled “Redding’s relationship with Bethel complicated” (March 17).
First, the word “advertisement” should have been posted on top of the article. The headline itself gave the impression that the article would be fair and balanced.
If Joe Mathews is going to report on issues in and around other communities, it would seem reasonable to take the time to understand the topic more in depth. His column highlights many of the things Bethel has done and is doing in Redding, but it begs the question: “Why?” Many Redding residents are not so thrilled about Bethel’s ever-increasing presence in the community.