NEWSPAPER MUST KEEP IT CLEAN
THE Sunday Tasmanian’s endeavour to encourage people to be bolder during 2019 through its liftout of Body and Soul (January 6) has taken the publication to a level that brings into questions its moral responsibility as a conveyor of information and knowledge to the general populace.
Promoting and encouraging raunchy sex and porn (“Be bold in the bedroom”) should be condemned when the Sunday
Tasmanian is a family newspaper and has the potential to be seen and read by minors, and when this type of sexual behaviour has the potential to trip up troubled minds.
Sexual issues are often at the heart of domestic violence issues. And if Tasmania is to be the smart state in leading the way in addressing the scourge of domestic violence nationally, it needs to start by addressing material that fixates on sexual pleasuring (as per Body and Soul), which all too often disadvantages females and gives troubled males the wrong message.
The Sunday Tasmanian needs to teach the truth of body and soul wellbeing from a spiritual perspective, that focuses on wholesome, loving, supportive relationships that contribute to the mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals, who in turn then have the ability to build strong, loving, united families. This is what will help end domestic violence, substance abuse, and many of the tragic suicides that fragment the lives of those left behind. Sue Carlyon Kingston