Fake news alert (UPDATE: now resolved)

Some of our readers may have been shocked to read on a conservative hit site that the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) is theological[ly] liberal (!!!)

It is utterly appalling that an organization that promotes itself as a guardian of truth would go to press with as many errors of fact as this one small paragraph contained regarding our organization. Simply outrageous.

6 Replies to “Fake news alert (UPDATE: now resolved)”

  1. I understand why you might not want to link to information that misrepresents the CMAA, but it would be helpful to at least refer to the organization by name, so those of us who haven't yet seen it can read it for ourselves (to be able to refute it if someone else brings it up).

    Thank you.

  2. ok … except, to those of us who do not know what/who the CMAA is (& no, a search did not turn up anything useful) an explanation, & LINKS !! to this "conservative hit site" would be very helpful … otherwise it is hard to share your 'outrage'.

  3. Wow just saw that. What a disgrace. Truly shameful, not to mention ignorant and oblivious.

  4. CMAA is the Church Music Association of America (musicasacra.com), which sponsors this Chant Cafe blog: if you view Cafe on a desktop computer, you'll see this mentioned in the upper left of the page.

    I'll leave it to Kathleen to decide whether to name the particular hotheads who criticized the CMAA today, apparently they mixed us up with some other group whose event got barred from a parish in the midwest.

  5. Sorry about the acronym-speech! I've update the OP to reflect the full name of our parent organization.

    I don't feel that linking to a wildly inaccurate article is a good idea, however, so please excuse me for continuing to be rather vague about that.

  6. I'm happy to report that the erroneous information has been taken down from the website where it appeared. We also got a nice explanation from the people in charge, so everything has been settled happily. Thanks to all.

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