Offensive Celia went over the line

April 3, 2013 

“I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!”

Several times this year I sat down to write regarding Celia Rivenbark's column, but decided it just wasn't worth my time. But, today I'm mad…

She suggests celebrating the Lord's resurrection with chocolate candy. Not that this one comment is so terrible, but she had already succeeded in poking fun at the most serious subjects -- alcoholism, the re-election of the Pope, overweight people, etc. And today Jesus.

I am so sick and tired of liberal minded people being able to say and do whatever they want without any consequences. It is OK for our colleges to have students write the name of Jesus on a piece of paper and stomp on it, but it’s we who are radical? And, yes, I know the college apologized, big deal. It never should have happened. What’s wrong with us?

If a person has values or attends church, is sick of hearing slang words on TV referring to bodily functions, they are considered a prude or radical or right-wing. Well, guess what, I am -- and I am proud of it! However, I call it having class or being considerate of other people's beliefs or loving the values this country was founded on.

Celia's column is disgusting, harsh, good to line a bird cage with or wrap the trash in. There, I've said it. Don't bother telling me about freedom of speech. I'm sick of hearing about it when it applies to one side only! And Happy Resurrection Sunday to those of us who know and care who Jesus was -- and is. Amen!

The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.

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