Mr. Gilliss, I'm not a radio or web producer, and I can't make any specific suggestion about appropriate interviewees, but I'd think there are quite a few conservative black pastors and scholars who could speak eloquently for themselves and shed a more sympathetic light on how conservative black churches see these matters. (I think that's something that should have been arranged before this interview was published so both could be presented together.)
Taking Being (the program) as a whole, as you suggest, you have often had liberal guests, some so liberal in regard to spirituality as to even go beyond anything that could be classified as religious faith in any conventional sense (a fact reflected in the name change). Conservative guests are on less often, and if there has ever been one as conservative as many of the other guests are liberal, I've missed it. In my experience, you haven't gotten much more conservative than Mouw, who is rather moderate for an Evangelical. A number of the conservatives you've had on have been moderates critical of other conservatives (e.g. John Danforth and Jim Wallis). Your center of gravity as a program is well to the liberal side of the spectrum.
This shouldn't be a surprise. Is there anyone who controls content for Being who is conservative, even as conservative as Mouw? Not having conservatives involved in the power structure of the show makes it more difficult to properly understand and represent their views and experiences on the show.
I'm sorry if I was too vague about something. I'll be glad to speak more plainly if you'll indicate what you feel I was too vague about. I'm not aware of making any insinuation of accusation apart from implying some need for Ms. Moos to clarify her concerns about hierarchy, which she did. (The words "arguably ineffective at best and criminal at worst," which may be what you refer to, were her words, not mine.)
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