There are lots of threads going around (no doubt prompted by one little letter) about politics, religion, and…romance publishing! Hmnn. Can we, should we, should we not separate our religious and political lives from our writing or blogging or reading? Do you judge writers who express a view different from your own? Or do you not give a damn, just interested in whether they write a good story? Is there a writer important enough or big enough to you (the romance industry Bono, so to speak) that you’d listen to his or her views and perhaps be prompted to action on some social issue? If Nora Roberts had an opinion on the War, would you care? Will you go see Mel Gibson’s next movie? What if romance writer Betsie Boop was arrested for DUI and was an accused anti-Semite? Would you buy her next book?