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July 4, 2013

Viewpoint: Story did not tell about Dr. Campbell's service to community

I fully understand the news media’s role to cover stories of the type that you did in your May 29, 2013, story about federal investigation at the health center. Of concern, however, is whether the fulfillment of your role is done in a fair and balanced way so as not to tarnish the reputation of innocent people. In regard to this particular story, however, I fear that you have unfairly left the impression of wrongdoing by a decent, honest Christian man. The man to whom I refer is Dr. Frank Campbell.

No hesitation on my part to admit bias on his behalf, as I have served as his pastor for nearly four years. His good reputation within the Anderson community, however, far preceded my arrival at Allen Chapel AME Church. He has served as an officer in the church for over 40 years. He teaches a weekly Bible study and Sunday school class. During summer months, Dr. Campbell grows vegetables in his garden and distributes them among members of our congregation. During winter months, he not only removes the snow from the church’s parking lots, he also does the same at the homes of many senior citizens who are unable to get out and handle this chore. This from a man who himself is now over 80 years old.

As for the Madison County Health Clinic, Dr. Campbell voluntarily came out of retirement from a very successful private medical practice, to serve and fulfill the much needed role of medical director of the clinic. He is that kind of man, always serving others, and always humble. And even though you say in the article that “no criminal charges have been filed” you did not report that Dr. Campbell’s reputation is that of one who serves and helps people and never to injure them. He deserves to be lifted up as a role model and not unfairly made to appear as one under criminal indictment. My prayer is that The Herald Bulletin will, in the future, report fully and thoroughly about the good work and service that Dr. Campbell has and continues to provide to this community.

 

The Rev. John L. Lambert is pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Anderson.

 

 

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