FUCK you Indy Week for again printing your lurid accusations of Bo when you are also announing his DEATH. Very little in your "story" was true, years ago, and you portrayed him as a "cult leader" which was totally ridiculous and untrue. May he rest in peace and may you now leave him alone. Of course you would print this along with his death notice. So tasteful.
Letter to the Editor:
While reading your piece of what I honestly would consider to be tabloid journalism on Bo Lozoff and The Human Kindness Foundation, It is clear that Matt Saldana clearly has an agenda and a point to make. It seems obvious that the slant of this article was chosen from the beginning, and nothing Bo, Sita, Catherine or anyone on their side would have said could have made a difference. I live in Durham and visited Kindness House regularly beginning in 1999. I ate dinner there, volunteered, participated in Kirtans and other community events. I continue a friendship with the Lozoffs and have been changed and inspired by Bos work on parenting, working on anger, and facing the challenging times we live in with courage and fearlessness. I have known Bo know for a total of 10 years now, and never have I seen the other face of the man portrayed in your article. Citing that Lozoff compares himself to Jesus and accused Oprah of being Satan in his newsletters is an outright and pure distortion of Bos writing. As he has already pointed out, anyone may access them at www.humankindness.org to see what they actually said, which was nothing of the sort. Several of your sources for this article had their own motives for saying what they did about Bo. Your bias in their direction is surprising and disturbing. Your cutting and pasting of what Bo spoke to you about is obvious as well. .As for the allegations of sexual abuse I felt that Bos response on the Indy website said enough. These are serious allegations to make and tread into dangerous waters with following the trend of the tabloids and total privacy invasion. Bo and Sitas work has been a complex undertaking over the years and has not been without its pitfalls clearly. Yet they remain as some of the greatest people I have ever had the chance to know, and it really breaks my heart to see such a small, tiny and truly uninformed view of Bos life on the cover of the Indy. I am disgusted with Matt Saldana and with the Indy on this one. I urge you and your readers to read some of Bos work, and to notice the glaring holes in this very poorly investigated article.
Anna Van Dis
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