In regard to Teri Merrill’s commentary in the Open Forum of July 21, about the recent US Catholic bishops annual meeting, I would like to comment on the first and the last paragraphs.

Regarding the first paragraph, the bishops voted to move ahead with drafting a document on the proper and worthy reception of Holy Communion (the “Eucharist” ). This vote was not, as stated in the commentary, aimed solely at denying President Biden Holy Communion. The bishops recognized the need for a teaching document in light of widespread ignorance among the Catholic faithful regarding the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist as well as scandal to the faithful caused by a number of prominent Catholics who receive the Eucharist while publicly ignoring the teaching of the Church they purport to be a member of. The bishops agreed to put this issue on the agenda of their annual spring general assembly quite sometime ago.

Regarding the second paragraph, just who is it that is bringing politics into religion? It is really some of our public officials who prompted the debate about Communion by approaching the altar to receive Communion while supporting policies contrary to Church teaching, not the bishops themselves. These public officials have made it a point to be recognized as being “devout” Catholics when they are asked about the dichotomy between their legislative record and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Why would anyone even want to be a member of a Church with whose teachings you are in so much disagreement? Denying Communion to anyone, public figure or not, is ultimately about protecting the sacredness of the Eucharist, the job of a bishop, and would be an act of charity that is intended to help move the person down the path of holiness and fullness of life in Christ. The bishops do not pass out judgement and scorn, they fulfill their roles as Shepherds of the Church by imitating Jesus in admonishing the sinner in love and charity.

Joanne Seale is a resident of Frederick County

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SheilaS42

Are Catholic bishops actually saying that Catholics should not run for office??? As long as there are laws on the books that do not agree with Catholic teaching...that's how it seems to me. To deny Joe Biden Eucharist/Communion, even though he personally does not agree with the practice of abortion, is a bit out of line for the bishops/priests who distribute Communion. The POTUS is 'in charge' of people with wide and diverse beliefs and opinions. As long as the person holding an elected position works for ALL the voters the bishops/priests should mind their own business. Or maybe they should make it a sin to run for office in this country if you happen to be Catholic.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Pretty much, yes. These bishops wish for office seekers and holders to replace their best judgement with the teachings and orders of the Catholic Church.

Blackhorsegirl

Millions receive communion weekly and daily. How do we or how do the bishops know the state of their soul?

82% of Catholics favor birth control and have no moral objection against it. Yet bishops often group birth control in with abortion. 53% of Catholics feel family planning options and birth control should be part of their health care plans.

About 50% of Catholics voted Democrat. Does that make them all supporters of abortion? No it doesn’t. What are bishops going to do? Quiz and question the over 30 million Catholics. Have us sign pledges? Take lie detector tests?

I might be a little more respectful if the bishops had been equally as loud over practicing Catholic AG Barr authorizing the execution of prisoners. I don’t remember Barr being threatened to have communion denied. Then there was practicing Catholic Governor Abbott who has 18 execution notches on his belt. The bishops of Texas were silent. For those who are non Catholic, the church stands against capital punishment just like abortion.

To say the Shepherds are out of touch with their flock is an understatement.

Deus_Vult

Do those millions make public proclamations in support of policies that run counter to the faith they claim to practice? No, so this is not what's being discussed here. We are required to be in a state of Grace before receiving the Body of Christ and while bishops, having human limitations, cannot know the state of every soul in their flock, they have a duty to preach and enforce Church teachings.

If what you say is so, then 82% of Catholics are not in communion with Church teachings, same with the 53%. The world may fall further away from God, but that doesn't mean we have to fall with it. Jesus warned us, as did the Apostles after He left that the world will hate those of us who choose to live more in Christ than the world. We should be more understanding of the sacrifices we have to make in this world because ultimately, this is not our final destination. The only things that are final are death, judgment, Heaven, and Hades (won't let me use the other word).

I might be more respectful of the bishops (or at least the USCCB) as well if they were being good shepherds, but they have continued to let the faithful down and allowed those who are struggling to fall further away because they refuse to be charitable in truth.

By the way, the Catholic Church is not against capital punishment, just the pope is. He did not speak Ex Cathedra (from the chair) so his stated position is not fallible, nor is it dogma. Do we have systemic problems with our court system? I would agree that we do. Are those on death row being afforded an opportunity to repent and seek forgiveness from those they have harmed before their earthly lives are ended? Are priests doing their duties and giving counsel and absolution where appropriate? Probably not. We have a serious problem with how we value life and the various laws that are not cooperative with God Commandments. We have a duty to disobey those laws that aren't just, as we have a duty to practice Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, even against those who hate us.

You're right to say the bishops are out of touch, but so is the pope himself. It's their apathy and embracing of worldly respect that foments the tolerance of what should be intolerable. God help us.

Blackhorsegirl

FYI, President Biden is not and has never been an advocate for abortion. Being a Democrat doesn’t mean you support, push, or encourage abortions. I’m a Democrat and consider myself pro life. I just choose to greatly lower abortion numbers and close abortion clinics by other means than forcing my religious beliefs on a population that doesn’t agree and in violation of the Constitution’s separation of church and state.

Ranger999arm

Lie

Blackhorsegirl

🥱. You are ignorant of President Biden’s position. I would suggest you stop talking about it.

Ranger999arm

The consideration is not fact. Fact is u support a baby being killed. Therefore you are pro choice. Such a stupid stupid way to try and make you and your crazies look better. If u just told the truth and had some morals we would all be OK. However u do not. Best bet is to shutup

Blackhorsegirl

Stop talking, Ranger. You fling lies and accusations without knowledge. Actually, you do it because you simply a nasty person and not because you have any real knowledge.

Obviously, you live in absolute fear of those who think differently than you. After all, they could be right.

Ranger999arm

If you support and attend pro choice gatherings u are an advocate! Nuri shut up. If its not u then who is it....u can consider yourself pro life all u want. Opinions are trash when guidelines are set forth. Isnt their guidelines that a school board member should not disgrace a child? U failed

Blackhorsegirl

Actually, you are wrong. American bishops have taken a stand against capital punishment but failed miserably recently in being consistent.

Abortions and birth control is not Ex Cathedra. They are not part of doctrine. They are simply moral teachings.

I love the way certain people “feel” they are speaking for God. “Most of the ordinary people who lose their faith are not overthrown by philosophical argument; they lose their faith because they are disillusioned by the Christians they meet. One sanctimonious hypocrite makes a hundred unbelievers.”

“Smoke on the Mountain”. by Joy Davidman

Deus_Vult

Regarding AG Barr, I never liked him because of what he allowed to happen at Ruby Ridge.

Blackhorsegirl

But no one threatened to deny him communion.

Deus_Vult

I am aware, which is why I don't have much faith in the USCCB.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

I would daresay quite a few sinners take of the sacrament every Sunday.

Ranger999arm

Nuri if you knew the Catholic Faith then you could open your mouth. However you do not. So shut it. So uneducated by those public schools are you?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

So only saints partake of communion? What church do you attend, @stolenvalor?

Ranger999arm

Everyone all 3 bryan nuris look he talks to himself. ...in one personality black trash he is catholic in the other he hates catholics. Somebody get the keyboard warrior some water.

Blackhorsegirl

One and Only, we’re all sinners. Jesus came not for the righteous but for the sick.

Ranger999arm

No nuri. More than saints take the Sacrament. Seems u need pre school again. Can u name the saints? Then when your done tell me the percentage of what the Catholic Church does for the less fortunate vs what the government does...I'll wait...here is a clue they feed them....is their a building in DC that serves the homeless more than catholic charities again I'll wait....

Ranger999arm

The criminals that die via execution made a decision that resulted in their demise. Does a baby make a decision when they are cut at the name on the neck half way born our from the mother.....do u need me to answer...no they do not. However the person that made a choice to get pregnant in the first place did decide on something. So in your crazy logic should the baby be born and the mother killed that wants to murder the innocent human? That's what you are arguing. So again are u brain dead or evil nuri

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Try me, Jimmy. Let's see your real name.

Ranger999arm

My real name? Well let's start with it's not Jimmy....how about this I'll give u my real name when I see u at the board meeting u invited us to.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Riiiiight......

Riiiiighhhttttt.....

Deus_Vult

If anyone expects the USCCB to take a courageous, moral stand on this matter when they have been woefully quiet on other egregious matters, you are mistaken. Canons 915 and 916 cover this particular issue, but don't expect a political organization, which the USCCB is, to risk losing billions in grants and funds from the government. They ignore the deviancy within their ranks, so it is ridiculous to believe they will do anything of substance on protecting the Body of Christ from being received by those in a state of mortal sin. If they had any self-awareness, they would all publicly repent of their failings and dissolve this useless bureaucracy. For reference:

Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.

Can. 916 A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous sacramental confession unless there is a grave reason and there is no opportunity to confess; in this case the person is to remember the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition which includes the resolution of confessing as soon as possible.

https://www.vatican.va/archive/cod-iuris-canonici/eng/documents/cic_lib4-cann879-958_en.html

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Ok, crusader boy, we get it. You're obsessed with religiosity, too. Please to tell us what church membership has to do with public office.

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Deus_Vult

Sorry, that should be "any", not "none".

Blackhorsegirl

And you were speaking about the Body of Christ? Who is steeped in mortal sin?

I’m not quite sure what to say.

Deus_Vult

Yes, and I will continue to speak about It though I know full well I fall short of being worthy of His Sacrifice for us.

Mr. Nuri is purposeful in his vitriol toward those that don't agree with him and it's an act of charity to call it out and ridicule it. When he decides to act like a mature adult and be more cordial to those that disagree with him, I will gladly be more respectful when he comments on here. I don't expect you or anyone else to agree with everything I post, but at least be kind from the start. It's not too much to ask.

Blackhorsegirl

Actually, there hasn’t been much disagreement that the bishops have stepped too far into politics and out of the spiritual.

Yes, disagree with my opinion but we should always respect the person. Present your argument and support it with facts. If it’s your opinion only, that’ll fine too.

If some believes that Trump’s election was stolen by fraudulent means, there is nothing I can say that will change their mind. If someone believes that our country needs severe laws criminalizing abortion, there is nothing I can say to change their mind.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

There is a huge difference between disagreeing and then insisting that you possess the only solution to the Issue.

Mythology has no bearing on how a public official, elected, employed, or appointed, should conduct themselves. If their personal choice to join a club interferes with the execution of their duties, they are no longer able to uphold any oath or standards set forth by that position and should remove themselves.

Blackhorsegirl

Mr. One and Only, The only time one should posses the only solution is when dealing in facts that can be readily verified. For example: There is no stolen or fraudulent election. There are 62 courts, over 80 judges, and the Supreme Court at least twice who say so. Election results were recounted multiple times and over and over and over Mr. Biden continued to win. I figure he should be the 78th president by now he won so many times. The GOP in Michigan just finished their research and said the same thing. Mr. Biden’s win is the truth as supported by facts that can be verified. I don’t have to have an opinion.

Now, if there are those who prefer to wallow in lies and conspiracies and wail that Trump’s election was stolen and he is the rightful president they are welcome to their wailing because that’s all it is. Mr. Biden won and Mr. Trump lost. That is the truth of it as verified by real facts. It is not an opinion.

The issue of abortion is an opinion. The other side can have their opinion. So there it is. It’s really a waste of time to debate the issue anyway as no one’s mind is going to be changed.

Ranger999arm

Well it doesn't....so why can't the Catholic Church chose, again you are the party of choice, not to give the puppet communion when he kills babies? Call a spade a spade. If this was a Catholic Republican President than you crazy leftist would be burning buildings again.

Blackhorsegirl

Ranger, you keep flinging lies and ignorant statements and you’re no longer worth engaging. Please, take your bitterness and rage and see a mental health professional.

Spock Here

Shrug seems to appear every time there's a full moon. That explains his "religiosity."

Blackhorsegirl

I would prefer he howl elsewhere.

Deus_Vult

I see you have nothing of substance to contribute. Does Nuri have your name?

Spock Here

Shrug has been tippling the sacramental wine, or, the sacrificial wine......

Deus_Vult

I prefer bourbon, usually Eagle Rare or Angel's Envy, with ice. Piccadilly's makes a killer "Old Fashioned".

Ranger999arm

Then what is it any non believers business whom the hierarchy of a faith denies communion? Look a liberal caught in its own spun web of trash....what a thing. Lol. Is your gender lost in the Web also?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Come on, pup, use your real name.

Deus_Vult

Ooooh, big internet tough guy you are! [lol]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

I use my real name. Pity you lack the integrity to do the same.

Ranger999arm

Don't let these people get to you. They are crazy and have no brain or morals. One or both. Either way they will be dealt with. I must say it seems the Comments are simultaneous. From the same person? Is nuri and black the same? Seems that way.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

"ranger"'s comments seem weirdly like two or three recently shutdown accounts here... Jimmy Lynagh strikes again!

Blackhorsegirl

Nope Nuri and I are not the same. Where you Trump fans who keep flinging lies and conspiracies sound the same, those of us who live in reality and prefer the truth will also sound alike.

Deus_Vult

Funny how "Mr. Integrity" wants the names of those that disagree with him, yet he doesn't demand the same of anyone else. Double standard much?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Show us your integrity, crusader boy. Why dont you show us your name and inspire the others to follow suit.

Ranger999arm

Why don't you use your name under your other personalities? It seems you like to equate one , me, with a person I am not. Is this what you do to those that disagree with you? Call them someone else you do not agree with and go run to the star and email them and have them blocked? That seems to be rather communist. Doesn't surprise me really. Maybe the Star should reach out to the speople you are clearly slandering and ask them why you would be so hateful. Is it because you have some things you are afraid might come out? Lol. WE YES I SAID IT WE....ALL KNOW YOUR WAYS. SO AGAIN WHEN IS THAT BOARD MEETING?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

how cute! Even cowards can be try-hards!

Blackhorsegirl

You have to understand, Mr. Sparkman, that those who feel just as strongly pro abortion have the right to those opinions. We are a country of separation of church and state. You cannot force your moral beliefs on others who don’t agree.

You are pro life? Stop voting Republican. They are liars. They do care about abortion or women. They raise money on the so called “pro life” stance. At least Democrats support social programs to provide medical care and access to family planning. That is what will reduce abortions and close abortion clinics.

Republicans thrive on the financial benefits of the abortion fight. If you continue voting for them, you are not pro life at all. Remember, Catholic bishops also shriek and wail against women for birth control which, as far as I see, has no moral standing what so ever. The celibate church wants to control and suppress women and they do it through trying to control reproductive health care.

Open your eyes. Men love to pontificate against women. You want to end abortion? Support the programs that will help the poor and underserved women.

You men don’t carry a pregnancy. Don’t give birth. Statistically don’t raise your children. You’re just simply noise.

CapsGuy

Careful there. I was with you until that last sentence. You cannot toss all fathers onto the trash heap.

Blackhorsegirl

Please, no hurt feelings. That is statistical information that moms besides full time jobs do more of the child raising. My husband was a very hands on dad and it appears you were/are, too. It was not meant to offend so please forgive me if it did.

Blackhorsegirl

🥱

Ranger999arm

Lol. This is great. Shows your liberal way in the last paragraph. Here is the thing....you leftists want separation of church and state right? Public schools can't say God right? Then shutup and stay in your lane. Biden is pro choice. The catholic church is not. Therefore the catholic church has a right to deny the garbage communion. Best part is u voted for a catholic!

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Almost there, @stolenvalor...

Public schools cannot require any god, not just yours. That's because we do not have religious public schools. You want bible class? Pay for it.

Being a Catholic should have nothing to do with his being President. If you'll recall, conservatives opposed Kennedy fearing the papist control of the Oval Office.

Ranger999arm

Funny thing is Catholic Schools in inner cities educate the youth at a rate that is almost lapping public schools. U leftists hate it. U hate a family working for the better of a child. U can't stand it...well u really don't care that's just your only platform for votes. Trash. Trash votes for Trash. Eventually the trash burners will burn all the trash. Loll

Blackhorsegirl

🥱.

DavidSparkman

There is way too much hypocrisy in your post to detail. You misrepresent conservative republicans. I father 6 children and no abortions with full consultation with my wife. Christianity is not about killing, it is about living and respecting life. Full disclosure is good. Those pushing abortion don't want ultrasounds or knowledge of increased depression and suicide from abortions. Sure it is your choice, so why not make it an informed choice? You might discover how precious life really is.

Blackhorsegirl

You’re misguided in your assumption that I favor or agree with abortion. I do not. I feel there are better ways to lower the numbers, end it, and close abortion clinics than aggressive, criminal laws that force the moral or religious views of a minority onto a majority that doesn’t agree. 60% of Americans favor the right to an abortion. They have a right to their opinion even if we don’t agree.

DavidSparkman

We punish people for killing pets but not killing humans. They say: "but they are not humans yet." So we ask them to look at an ultrasound and they "not allowed." You cannot win an argument with someone who will not allow reason in the argument. It won't hurt to do some small bad things. Well it does hurt our nature when we go against our own humanity and harm ourselves psychology by devaluing life. All religions are an interpretation of how to live life and maximize it's meaning. When we go against our human nature we properly call this sin and we either feel guilty or we harden our hearts and turn mean/cruel.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Easy there, Sparkboy; you're at a 10, you need to be at a 2.

So you're angry that the abuse of pets is more strictly punished than the abuse of children, but you have no problem making a child a punishment to a most likely already bad situation. Is this because an "easy woman" deserved it?

How about taking one big step back and reevaluating some of your stronger positions...

Blackhorsegirl

Fear not. Pope Francis has already made it clear he would not approve this. It’s divisive. Yes, the church will lose more members as years go on. The majority now favor birth control and family planning, a certain percentage don’t give a second thought to abortion, and 50% voted Democrat.

Are the shepherds disconnected from their flock? They’re not even in the same pasture.

john brown

who really cares what a group of men who protect pedophiles and never date women have to say about real world issues ....apparently fewer and fewer people

Catherine Giovannoni

If they want to involve themselves in politics, they can do so with after-tax dollars, like the rest of us.

shinyhappypeople

Catherine sums it up quite nicely in a simple sentence, and I’ll add an “amen”.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Bingo!

Ranger999arm

Nobody asked for tax dollars to deny the puppet communion. You and your media are asking this up. While we are on that topic should we research what the Catholic Church does for the inner cities, the homeless, and those on "scholarship" in the award winning schools? Speak facts not trash. I'm sure u all are stumbling for words

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Shush, Jamie.

Ranger999arm

I'm not Jamie Jim etc. It's ashame liberal outlet is allowing this. Why won't they print on a group that has proof this piece of garbage call woman and children names. He even has a lawyer that from what I can read supports him. Come on star. If I called a colored person a name and ran for school board I would be shot down and ridiculed for life by a paper. This man called numerous children names that had disabilities. We will be in touch tomorrow. If nothing is printed I guess we need protest safely and legally at homes and offices

Spock Here

Are those bishops that turned the other way to protect the pedo priests allowed to "give" communion?

Blackhorsegirl

Yep, they can. The bishop of Fort Dodge is under investigation by both church and civil authorities.

Golly, if the bishops worked this hard at social action as they do to control and suppress women, look how much could be accomplished.

Ranger999arm

Wow. Nuri you are really off. So what happened to separation of church and state? Some right? Biden kills babies. Catholic church does not. Therefore the brain dead libtard will not get communion! Ok!

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Biden kills babies? Ummmmmm....

Blackhorsegirl

Actually, he doesn’t and is not in support of abortion.

Ranger999arm

If the government worked this hard on convicting criminals we would be in a better world but the media and the government hate catholics like u nuri! Im.sorry your parents couldn't afford a good education. Capitalism is great. It leaves the brain dead like u hiding

john brown

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Ranger999arm

Are the Muslims that throw homosexuals off buildings allowed over the border for free?

Ranger999arm

While you seem to have logic to your brain dead followers nuri....aren't u the party that protects Muslims that throw gays off buildings? ....However can you give me a percentage of Priests charged and found guilty vs those that are not. Then give me a percentage of Muslims that reject and hurt the gays....something like .7 percent to 100%! Yep. So as u dummies argue partial bith abortion has such a low rate as well why not cancel that? Don't argue its a woman's right because the constitution clearly defends religion and the right to practice.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Poor widdle guy...

Blackhorsegirl

What a bunch of pontificating bunk. Yes, the first paragraph is correct. The document is supposed to be a teaching document.

As for going after certain individuals, the bishops are now involving themselves in politics. My faith is Not a single issue faith. Polls show 50% of the Catholics voted Democrat. What are the bishops going to do? Quiz and question every Catholic.?

I vote Democrat and, like President Biden, I don’t morally support abortion. However, I can’t force my moral or religious views on a population that doesn’t agree. That’s 60% of the nation.

We can serve the King or we can serve the Church. Where do our bishops serve? It appears they have joined efforts with Trump and the Republican Party. While there were a few letters, the bishops were fairly silent over AG Barr-a devout Catholic-forcing through executions. There was no public outrage like now. Nothing was said against the governor of Texas, Abbott-a devout Catholic-who has 18 executions under his belt. Is there hypocrisy? Absolutely!

The Catholic faith is, also, based on Matthew’s 25 chapter. That would include the social programs that support the poor including poor women and mothers. These are the programs Democrats support but Not Republicans.

As for our bishops? They are now in bed with Trump and the Republicans.

They serve the King.

CapsGuy

Leviticus 19:34

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Republican response: Let’s build a wall and keep them out.

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress….

Republican response: Let’s cut Medicare and Medicaid. Let’s end food stamp support. Limit unemployment insurance even further.

Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Republican response: Greed is good.

We could do this all day. The Church is playing politics. Otherwise, how could any of the degenerates in the GOP receive communion. How many Republicans have been moved “down the path of holiness and fullness of life in Christ.”? If you attempt to deny Biden communion over his support for a woman’s choice, you must deny every politician who supports any policy antithetical to Biblical teachings.

Fortunately, this silliness will not happen. Under Church rules, it will require either 100% support by the bishops in the U.S. or support by two-thirds of the bishops and the Pope.

Ranger999arm

What appointed government official supports partial birth abortion aside from biden and gets communion? U like percentages in previous post let's see that percentage mrs rossiter

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

In the end, what does it matter to the Presieent of the United States that he can't participate in a voluntary event? Does it change how he is to manage his job?

Ranger999arm

So do baker's have to serve a gay couple knowing the couple is gay and the bakers do not agree? Seems well.....rather Hitler like.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

😂😂😂😂😂😍😍😂

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

swing and a miss!

Discrimination on religious grounds concerning arbitrary matters is still wrong. The bakery in question made the decision to put their feelings in front of the reason they engaged in business: profit.

Ranger999arm

A business owner owns said business. Therefore reserves the right to deny service. Period. Just like a homeowner has the right to keep people that are not invited of his property. Period. So again, try and make sense when you respond. Seems you have trouble with that.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

WEll, that vacuous comment means you must not be the person I thought you were. Oh well...

Actually, no, in most areas, you may deny service to anyone for *no* reason. Offer a reason, open yourself up for lawsuits. Best business advice: if you feel like there are people you don't wish to serve, do not go in to business.

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TheOneAndOnlyNuri

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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john brown

ranger you need to get some sleep.... you are making no sense whatsoever

Ranger999arm

Not making sense nuri? How? Because you have spoken hate speech under 3 different accounts? Tomorrow the Winchester star needs to remove you and all your imaginary friends. If they will not I challenge the star to do research and reach out to those that recieve that hate mail you deliver.

Blackhorsegirl

I agree, Mr. Brown, Ranger’s rage is out of control. My first thought was he’s upset in getting bested by a “girl.” However, his rage extends to anyone who believes differently than he does.

Blackhorsegirl

For those of us in the service industry, we can serve a lot of people whose opinions I disagree with. We even have clients who voted for Trump. We’re not about politics but providing service.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

yup

Ranger999arm

So what service do provide mrs nuri? U won't service those asking u to show your face! Mayne we should visit a tax place

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