I went to the headquarters of our local newspaper, the Post Register. I wanted to pay for a small 2 x 4 advertisement to be placed tomorrow. It would have these words:
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther issued his 95 theses to the Roman Catholic Church. Today, 490 years later, a Bible pastor is respectfully submitting his 95 theses to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See here, www.heartissuesforlds.org “
The newspaper has decided not to place this ad anywhere in the paper.
Hmmm. I don’t currently receive the local paper. Sometime, I might get back on the list. I do like to regularly stay in tune with what is going on locally.
But I wonder over the refusal by the higher ups.
I do remember in the past when an employee of the Post Register had personally paid for a large newspaper insert, comparing his interpretation of the differences between his beliefs and the LDS religion.
As a matter of fact, I recall in the aftermath shock, the city of Idaho Falls going ballistic. Many accused the Post Register of being “anti-Mormon.” Letters to the editor clogged headquarters. Half the town probably threatened a permanent cancellation of their subscriptions.
So I am thinking, today, the Post Register does not even think a paid 2 x 4 advertisement even worth it. They were so burnt in the last episode.
I can understand. Well, sort of.
No wonder we have blogs, today.
This means that you all will have to spread the word for tomorrow’s post. Because one news avenue in Idaho Falls is already closed off to me. It is a different ballgame altogether when you live in Mormon country.