All Posts Tagged: "publishing standards"

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An amicus brief filed by six people with extensive experience in publishing, broadcasting, and religion asking the United States Supreme Court to review The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al from the perspective of balancing protection of freedom of speech and of the press with the rights of religious organizations to seek protection from libel.

06/05/2007 amicus brief, publishing standards, US Supreme Court

A list of articles written in response to Harvest House’s public misrepresentations on its corporate website and through other channels.

02/13/2007 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, libel, litigiousness, publishing standards, Robert Hawkins

An amicus brief signed by seven men with extensive experience in publishing and broadcasting, urging the Texas Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al to balance First Amendment rights and “the right of religious organizations to be free of unsubstantiated denigration of their reputations.”

08/09/2006 amicus brief, publishing standards, Texas Supreme Court

Ten irrefutable facts about the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions that show reckless disregard for the truth and malice on the part of both the authors and the publisher in including the local churches in the book.

04/20/2004 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, litigation, public statement, publishing standards

Harvest House claimed to use “professional editorial standards” in the development and publishing of the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions. This article shows the emptiness of those claims.

04/20/2004 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, public statement, publishing standards

Harvest House claimed that its use of The Chicago Manual of Style discharged its responsibility to use “acceptable editorial standards” in publishing the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions. The Chicago Manual, however, focuses on stylistic and not substantive issues and cannot be used to justify shirking editorial norms in publishing a book that makes false and defamatory accusations.

04/20/2004 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, public statement, publishing standards