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Follow-up on my resignation from SFWA, with statement from SFWA’s president — 4 Comments

  1. I know my opinion on this matter holds little weight. You don’t know me, so why should it? 🙂

    But for what it’s worth, this relative stranger really respects the moral fiber that you show with this decision.

    So many people claim to have certain moral stances, but when it comes to the very difficult decisions, their actions do not line up with what they claim are their morals.

    One of the things that keeps me coming back to both your workshops and your blog is that you have very carefully thought out morality that doesn’t use religion as a crutch, and that is open to change when new information presents itself. And everything that I’ve seen of you has proven, in my mind at least, that when you are presented with the really difficult decisions, you act according to your stated morals, instead of making excuses.

    This is just another example of that.

    My greatest hope is that I can be even close to this thoughtful and consistent in my own life. 🙂

  2. I agree with your sentiments, but in my judgment SFWA does good, and while the move to 501c3 status is dangerous, it is a potential, not actual harm. No organization is perfect. SFWA is less so than some, but has more than once led the way in bringing other writer’s associations to the right path.

    I think you could do good by influencing new writers to your — indeed, for the most part our — way of seeing “gifts” of tax money, and I for one will miss you, but we shall remain friends. Live long and prosper.

    Jerry Pournelle

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