A number of national news commentators have emphasized the importance of asking Republican candidates where they stand on social issues. That does not seem to be an issue for for the Anchorage Daily News (ADN). Comments to ADN articles about Senatorial Candidate Joe Miller that mention Miller’s views on abortion and religion are routinely being deleted by ADN staff , including comments that link to articles published by ADN about candidate Joe Miller (Joe Miller thinks that women who are the victims of rape or insest should bear the child so begotten) Quoting Joe Millers comments as published by ADN:

23. State your position on abortion.

I am unequivocally pro-life. I do not believe that U.S. tax dollars should be used to fund abortions. Unlike my opponent, I would never have voted to repeal the Mexico City Policy, a Reagan-era policy that prohibited “funding of nongovernmental organizations that promote abortion as a method of birth control.” Notwithstanding the Hyde Amendment, Senator Sam Brownback stated that repeal of the Mexico City Policy would “send taxpayer dollars to fund abortions overseas.”

24. Do you believe abortions should be allowed in the case of rape or incest? What about when the life of the mother is at risk?

They should be allowed when the life of the mother is at risk.

Comments that posit that Joe Miller might loose his Senate bid if he does not receive support from Jerry Prevo’s Baptist Temple or the folks that are members of the other big Christian groups in Anchorage, like ChangePoint Ministries, are also being deleted by ADN. ADN is also deleting comments that question Joe Miller’s views on the “separation of church and state.” What’s going on at ADN? Given the tenor of the comments to most articles involving Joe Miller at the ADN website it seems kind of odd that ADN chooses to delete only comments that involve Joe Millers views on religion or social issues?