18th June 15:33
Bahai Censorship at soc.religion.bahai >>> CENSORSHIP .... right-wing administrative bullies... (religion case clear bit)
soc.religion.bahai CENSORSHIP -
Robert J. Pease, December 5, 1998:
"I support your efforts to expose SRB as a fundamentalist group."
"I think the following is a clear case of malicious
rejection of an article by the worst of the moderators of
"(Sigh) Fred, I'm beginning to think you're right about those
"these guys are pompous arseholes IMHO."
"What are Baha'i afraid of?"
"But as an outsider, I can perhaps see the point Fred Glaysher
is making, and which point none of SRB's defenders seem to
"The current moderators regulate the contents--posting articles
which they agree with...."
Kavosh Soltani, December 9, 1998:
"So many Bahais on these forums have shown to be ready
to forget logic and reason, ignore clear evidence and Word
of God, and come up with exactly thesame line of tired and
inaccurate excuses and arguments to justify their position,
that it can not be a simple coincidence."
Shakti3, December 4, 1998:
"Sorry to hear that you've been surpressed on srb. Your comments
were alway very "right on." Altho it does not surprise me one bit,
seeing the way these newsgroups operate."
"It seems like there is an oppression over the Baha'i Faith."
Steve Tomljenovic, December 3, 1998:
"The moderators are a bit overzealous at times. Since all the
controversy started, it has gotten worse."
"To say I was flabberghasted at this type of "moderating" was
putting it mildly indeed."
"I think you're to be commended for your persistence in the
face of consistent censorship."
"I refuse to post on soc.religion.bahai because of the arbitrary and
mean-spirited manner of censorship practiced by the moderators. "
Ruletherod, November 17, 1998:
"Too much damage has already been done in the name and to
the name of Baha'u'llah by right-wing administrative bullies,
linear-thinking apologists, and doctrinaire-fundamentalists. You
can't just blame it all on the critics."
Many other similar messages may be found on my web site
under soc.religion.bahai censorship.
The Bahai Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
Two excellent introductions to the Bahai Wars:
Professor Juan R. I. Cole, University of Michigan,
"Fundamentalism in the Contemporary U.S. Baha'i Community,"
Religious Studies Review, Vol. 43, no. 3 (March, 2002):195-217:
Karen Bacquet, "Enemies Within: Conflict and Control in the
Baha'i Community." Published in American Family Foundation's
Cultic Studies Journal, Volume 18, pp.109-140:
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