We could not help but notice that today's Tulsa World included a letter complaining about the recent coverage of Bishop Carlton Pearson, coverage we noted in an earlier AltTulsa post. It seems our friendly correspondent was put off by the World's favorable coverage of the man, who, in the writer's eyes, has willfully abandoned The True Faith.
We're not sure what The True Faith is, and we're not sure our correspondent does either. But we would have hoped it included room for Bishop Pearson and other wayward souls (like us). We also believe that the Tulsa World did something newspapers ought to do: report respectfully on a religious person of good will without subjecting him (or anyone else) to a theological litmus test.
As we all should know by now, religious belief is a deeply personal matter and complex matter. It's also highly divisive in many cases, which is why we have no complaint to make about Bishop Pearson. His theology, after all, includes forgiveness.