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    West Virginia paper’s anti-LGBT column wants death for ‘n*ggers, spics, kikes and wop

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    The rant was written in response to the decision of a local school board to fire a lesbian teacher after the teacher accused the school board of trying to force students to drive her out. But the letter doesn't begin and end with lesbians; oh, no:

    WCHS-TV reported on Wednesday that the Lincoln Journal had come under fire for printing a transcript of a reader’s voice mail comments in the “Gripe and Gratitudes” section of the paper.

    The reader referenced a recent report about how the Lincoln County Board of Education had terminated lesbian teacher Kelli Burns from her job at Guyan Valley Middle School teacher after she accused board officials of forcing students to write complaints that she had tried to “turn them gay.”

    “We were really glad to hear that School Board is getting rid of them queers,” the voice mail said. “The next thing is we need to get rid of all the n****rs, the sp*cs, the k*k*s and the w*ps.”

    “You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters,”
    the reader continued. “We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations.”

    “We’ll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you.”
    On the one hand, this sort of speech is obviously contemptible. On the other, I'm grateful to the Lincoln Journal for giving it the light of day. Only sunlight fumigates such bigotry.

    As for myself, I'm sad to see this occurred in West Virginia. I've always had a soft spot for the State; it rejected the Confederacy for the Union, after all, and it saddens me to see that old Virginia is far more enlightened today than its spin-off State.
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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Link and video.

    The rant was written in response to the decision of a local school board to fire a lesbian teacher after the teacher accused the school board of trying to force students to drive her out. But the letter doesn't begin and end with lesbians; oh, no:



    On the one hand, this sort of speech is obviously contemptible. On the other, I'm grateful to the Lincoln Journal for giving it the light of day. Only sunlight fumigates such bigotry.

    As for myself, I'm sad to see this occurred in West Virginia. I've always had a soft spot for the State; it rejected the Confederacy for the Union, after all, and it saddens me to see that old Virginia is far more enlightened today than its spin-off State.
    Unless the reader was on the school board, I don't see how his/her comments are relevant.

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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Unless the reader was on the school board, I don't see how his/her comments are relevant.
    If s/he's a resident of the area under the school board's jurisdiction, we might well take these comments as accurately portraying the general feelings of his/her fellow-citizens.
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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Or someone could be trolling an entire town. And you.

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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    A failure to post certain reader comments moves the paper into the area of only publishing comments that further an agenda. Like it or not, the main criteria for publishing a comment should be validity of thought.

    How many times have each of us submitted a reader comment on a controversial subject only to have an immediate response of "Thank you, your comment has been submitted for review." Meaning, Agree with Us or you don't get to speak.

    Those papers are then discarded as propaganda machines, not serious news sources.

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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Or someone could be trolling an entire town. And you.
    At what point does 'trolling' become indistinguishable from simply voicing the collective opinions of a region?

    From the article:

    But other readers agreed with the bigoted opinion.


    “I don’t have to read it all, I already agree with that,” Hamlin resident Leroy Ramey opined. “Get rid of them.”
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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    On the one hand, this sort of speech is obviously contemptible. On the other, I'm grateful to the Lincoln Journal for giving it the light of day. Only sunlight fumigates such bigotry.
    Absolutely!
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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    If s/he's a resident of the area under the school board's jurisdiction, we might well take these comments as accurately portraying the general feelings of his/her fellow-citizens.
    You might if you have an axe to grind or an agenda to promote.

    It should really be no surprise to anyone that idiots can be found everywhere but it takes a special kind of hate filled mentality to apply the ranting of one person to an entire population.

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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    If s/he's a resident of the area under the school board's jurisdiction, we might well take these comments as accurately portraying the general feelings of his/her fellow-citizens.
    That assumption is a can of worms I would warn you not to open.

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    Re: West Virginia paper publishes an incredibly bigoted screed from reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Link and video.

    The rant was written in response to the decision of a local school board to fire a lesbian teacher after the teacher accused the school board of trying to force students to drive her out. But the letter doesn't begin and end with lesbians; oh, no:



    On the one hand, this sort of speech is obviously contemptible. On the other, I'm grateful to the Lincoln Journal for giving it the light of day. Only sunlight fumigates such bigotry.

    As for myself, I'm sad to see this occurred in West Virginia. I've always had a soft spot for the State; it rejected the Confederacy for the Union, after all, and it saddens me to see that old Virginia is far more enlightened today than its spin-off State.
    When did newspapers start legitimizing bull****? There is no doubt in my mind that this was either someone mentally ill? Or someone pulling legs big time. Why the newspaper would stoop to printing it is beyond me. If this happened in my town, I would be furious.

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