Volume 93, Issue 55

Tuesday, December 7, 1999


Stigma was attached to the artistic

Looking back on an old letter

Putting comments in context

Would the university sell out?

Inaccurate portrayal of French

Napster not educational

Putting comments in context

Re: "Police pull preacher" Nov. 18

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to put a comment attributed to me, in the Nov. 18 edition of The Gazette, into the context in which it was originally offered.

When I first encountered Ed Wellein, the American pastor on our campus, I was impressed with his courage to stand in front of a large group of university students and publicly state his personal religious views. It was at that point I stated, "He's just speaking his mind, quite frankly that's pretty neat," to The Gazette reporter covering the story.

As I continued to listen to Mr. Wellein's speech, I certainly did not agree (both professionally and personally) with some of his views. I would like the Western community to know that neither I nor the University Students' Council, support Mr. Wellein's comment that, "if you're a Muslim or a Hindu, then obviously you're damned. Christianity or perish."

It is unfortunate my quote was put into this story completely out of context. I hope this addresses any concerns the student body may have.

Perry Monaco
VP-Campus Issues
University Students' Council

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