This forum is intended to serve as a place for readers of the Blessed Little Blog to interact outside of the comment section on the blog. The same rules apply here as we have there. No names or images of minors. Don't be a jerk. Don't call me or any other administrator names.
Please pay attention to what you write and don't make blanket accusations without any proof. If you do, I'll call you down and probably edit or delete your post. Opinions are fine, of course. Assertions of fact without evidence are not.
"Joe drank a beer in the road" is an assertion of fact. I know he did because I was there and saw him do it. I can produce multiple eyewitnesses who also saw it.
"The Turpins appear to have seriously abused their children" is also an assertion of fact, and there is ample evidence in the form of news articles that support that assertion.
"So-and-so is mentally ill" is an assertion of fact and unless you happen to have So-and-so's medical records is not supported by evidence.
If you have any doubt, just don't say it.
Please be patient while we figure out how to administrate all this. I'm sure there will be kinks in the road. Hopefully, there will also be a beer for you and a chair to relax in by the fire.