“Oh honey. I'm from West Virginia myself, and even in the "cities" there are still problems. I've seen racism in Huntington, in Charleston; in Beckley, there's a small area that used to be a mining community, and there's a still-standing building with a stone swastika (and not the original Sanskrit sacred auspiciousness evoking kind) motif. Recently, there was a story published by The Lincoln Journal that ran a response from some wacky bigot in regard to a local school firing a gym teacher for being a lesbian, and included in said response that not only should she be forced out of the state, but Jewish, Hispanic, Asian, and black people should follow suit. He, of course, did not use such gentle wordage. It still exists here, and it's not pretty.”
Angela Hale on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:44:15
“Oh, there are a few, don't get me wrong. They're everywhere.”
“Well, I guess I have my answer. Compassion is apparently dying.
don't disagree with the idea that someone should have been told about
what was going on, and it should have been properly investigated.
However, I could not just look at a child going hungry and do nothing.
You might be able to, but I couldn't.”
Noble on Mar 23, 2013 at 17:10:31
“That's the difference between us. I'd take from my own pocket and you would steal.”
“Rules be damned. If that school would rather a child sit there with nothing to eat than have someone have the compassion to see a hungry baby and do whatever he or she can to help, then we have truly lost. How can anyone possibly be so cold?”
Noble on Mar 23, 2013 at 16:30:12
“I'm sure wherever you work has something you can steal and give away to the suffering and needy. Go give it a try and see where it lands you. If you want to be charitable, do so from what is yours to give.
Again, I'd rather the school looked into the children who were being abused by neglect rather than an individual take it upon herself to steal what isn't hers. The kid gained several meals when he could have been given proper long-term attention and care.”
“I can't believe someone would get fired for feeding a child that was going hungry. What the Hell is the matter with people?”
pharfalle on Mar 23, 2013 at 11:49:52
“Or for saving someone from immediate drowning. Where is the common sense?”
Noble on Mar 23, 2013 at 11:40:00
“I doubt she got fired for feeding a hungry child. I suspect she got fired for stealing food that every other person has to pay for. Most places have reduced or free lunch programs for those in need and the kid probably would have been better served had she reported the kid to those who might investigate why a kid is being sent to school without food or the means to get it. Instead she took it upon herself to decide who is hungry and who isn't and gave what isn't hers to give.”
“My heart breaks for this family. This is exactly why a. my son will be put in martial arts as soon as he is old enough and b. I will be extremely present in his school life. I'm not going to let my child go through what I went through, what so many young people go through. Bullying is rampant and, obviously, dangerous. Kids killing kids...it's so shameful. This boy will be on my mind and heart for a long time coming, as they all are.”
“I don't know, do you think the church would take issue with my Pagan literature?
This whole thing is crazy. I mean, I can't imagine something horrible happening to me or my child and the church fighting it and insisting that they can handle their own investigation, during which they will find any possible reason to silence the victim and try to find any possible way to take care of their money and position before the well-being of anyone and anything else.”