It is disappointing that The Times did not provide its readers with a more balanced report (Sept.23) on the two Fountain Valley gatherings on the subject of freedom fighters and terrorism.
Usually The Times is more balanced, but this report focused almost entirely on the anti-Communist rally sponsored by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) and attended almost entirely by Indochinese refugees recruited by him.
"The other rally" featured presentations by well-credentialed Roman Catholic and Protestant clergy from conservative congregations and backgrounds but opposed to the representations made by Dornan.
You stated that Dornan called us "revolutionary tourists" whose opinions are formed after taking tours of Nicaragua arranged by the Sandinistan government." In my statement to the press, I said that Witness for Peace is in Nicaragua at the invitation of Nicaraguan churches and that allegations that we are beholden to the Sandinistas are totally false. That was not reported by The Times.