Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Notice added on how I use statements, comments, and e-mails

Because of the nature of this blog, I find it important and interesting to have open comments and sharing of personal stories. Anonymous commenters are allowed in most situations. I will allow no disrespect (in my opinion) of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer people on behalf of sexual orientation or identity.

Please note that I welcome all comments and personal e-mails. Some comments will not be posted, based on my personal discretion. However, I reserve the right to include your comments and relevant portions of personal e-mails and messages to me, as content of this blog, or wherever their use can best be afforded.

I will never reveal personal identities without your permission (name, location, specific employer, etc.)

This statement in no way serves as a legally binding statement. This blog is public, and it's on the internet. If you write on the internet, you are automatically giving me your permission to use what you write.

7 comments:

deb said...

Wow! That sounds serious! What's going on?

Carol said...

I was just going over the most recent e-mails, and they ask serious questions! I can't answer them adequately, as well as to avoid possible legal consequences, and my daughter suggested that I put up a disclaimer. It sounds kind of harsh, but it's just a statement I added on the side of the blog, and I posted it in order to clarify.

(This notice is posted on the left side of the blog.)

Birdie said...

I think the concept of privacy on the Internet is something a number of people have yet to understand. There is no right to privacy once you post. Since you get all kinds of comments, this post is a good idea.

Katybug said...

Hi, Carol,

I'm a straight glbt ally in Pensacola, FL. I have been a Ray Boltz fan since the first time I heard him years ago. I once sang "Thank You" as a special tribute to my pastor in Texas.

In Oct. 05, God led me to the most loving and spiritual chusch I've ever been to (and I've been to a lot) -- Holy Cross MCC in P'cola. I desperately needed emotional healing, and they accepted me and loved me "just as I am." (I wish more straight Christians remembered that old song.) Now I sing in both the Praise Team and the choir and even have a gardener's blog on our website (as Iris Garden under What We Do).

I was so thrilled to get to hear Ray when he sang at P'cola Pride this fall. I got to meet him when he sang at our church, and he told me about your blog. Keep up the good work, girl!

I've learned so much by reading Gay Christan 101, written by Rick Brentlinger, a P'cola man. I don't know if you've seen the site gaychristian101.com. Very informative. The Truth about Scripture is out there if people would just quit thinking they know it all already.

I too believe that God loves us every one, and Jesus looks at our hearts. I look forward to reading more of your insights on this blog spot.

Bless you and youir family!

Katy

Carol said...

Katy - sorry for the delay in posting this. It went into "spam" and I happened to catch it.

Thanks for being a supporter, informed Christian, and ally of glbt rights. All of us need to join in this effort, and I'm proud to have you post on the blog.

To everyone - I love all the comments that have been arriving. I hope no others have been missed! I DO check all the possible "catches" for comments, and sometimes e-mails written to me take a while for me to answer. Have patience, as I intend to respond to them, and some take more thought than others.

Happy New Year 2010!

brittanicals said...

I would consider it an honor for you to post ANYTHING I wrote, Carol. Truly.

Mister Angle Pickle said...

Carol, may God bless you as you gone into rough times from the past few years. I will keep you and Ray in prayer as y'all are blessings to others in faith. Take care.