“That is a national family matter and we will process it without outside help”

I headed over to the Pastors.com website this afternoon to check on the reaction to the Slate article I mentioned below. The first thing I came across in the forums was this post – a pretty blunt warning from a moderator:

As international events run their course over the next few weeks, it’s important to remind our international guests that this site is hosted, provided, and used primarily by Americans. Whether or not you agree with U.S. decisions over the next few weeks, please refrain from anti-American/anti-Bush/anti-ally statements or posts. Statements of that nature will be dealt with quickly. This is the only warning you will receive. There may be some statements of that nature by our American posters, but that is a national family matter and we will process it without outside help. Thanks for your cooperation.

I suppose that it’s their website and they can do what they want, but the tone bothers me. A national family matter? We’ll process it without your help? I find this almost as disturbing as I do kneejerk anti-Americanism.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada