Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I wasn't going to post this....

But now I am going to, since Candy has published her answers but didn't acknowledge my questions:

Candy over at Keeping the Home has opened up her comment section for questions that some of her readers may have regarding certain controversies about her blog. The back story for those who aren't familiar with it is a bit too long to explain here. But just trust me when I say that it is very helpful to save a copy of all of the comments that you leave on her blog just in case they get, um, "lost" or they don't get published but she responds to them publicly.

So here is my comment, just in case:

Candy, I have two questions that I am hoping that you could answer honestly. The first question is: when will you stop attacking the Catholic faith? It is one thing to disagree with the theology. It is quite another to post claims on your blog and call them truth when they can (and have) been proven as lies. You are completely entitled to have your own beliefs and spread the Gospel. But I do not understand why you feel compelled to resort to slander against another group of Christians. You don't have to agree with what the Catholic Church teaches, but you don't have to demonize it with outrageous claims either. THAT is why some of your Catholic readers felt like they had to start a blog. It was in response to your claims against Catholicism and your unwillingness to allow comments about your RC posts refuting your claims, not because they hate you and wanted to spread lies about you.

I also hope that you take a moment and clarify for your readers that Elena and the other ladies on her blog try very very hard to stick with only refuting your claims against Catholicism and not go into personal attacks.

My second question is: I have read on several different blogs that you posted an aerial view of Elena's home. Is this true? I found this very disturbing and, honestly, shockingly unkind and un-Christian. Why did you do this? Let's strip away the Catholic-Protestant controversy and just look at the potential harm that action could have done to another woman and her family. I don't understand why you would ever think it was ok to do that. When I learned that you did that to her and her family (and read confirmation of the event from several different sources), that was when you lost a great deal of credibility in my eyes.

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer some of the questions that your readers may have. Have a blessed day!

I corrected a spelling error in the last paragraph, but other than that this comment is exactly as I sent it.

Really, I have so many questions for her. For example, why does she not allow Catholic commenter's to have their comments published? Why does she not publish some comments but then respond to them publicly, allowing her readers to only get one side of the story. I have so many more, but I figured I had a better chance of getting published if I kept it simple. So let's see what happens.....
Well, now we know what happened,
Just curious, but is there a reason why you decided not to respond to my question about why you posted a view of Elena's home on your blog?

But the real question is: Will I be banned from her comments now?

**Updated to add**
And now she took down the comments from the responses to critics post. ARRRRGGHHHH!


a soldier's wife said...

yeah, I just did a post on her total editing of my comment too. I've tried so hard to be non judgemental, I really have and I can't hold it in anymore. I didn't even ask her a Catholic question, as I knew there would be so many who could ask much better than me, I just asked about a comment that I sent a few months ago, and now she's twisted to make it seem like my children are driving mini BMW's and have swimming pools and movie theaters in their bedrooms!!! (slight exaggeration here)

KitKat said...

I didn't know that was your comment. I am so sorry that she twisted it around!

I was almost feeing really really bad for her since the "other blog" can get a bit mean. Now I am not really sure how I feel.

I'm hopping over to your blog to read your post right now.

Tracy said...

great post kitkat!!