In authoring this blog, I do not hide my identity. I expect nothing less from those who leave comments if they expect them to be published. I do not give a platform for cowards who seek to attack me personally or preach to me about why I am going to Hell - there have been MANY such anonymous comments over the years, some even threatening physical violence and/or death - or who try to dispute my views without having the courage to identify themselves. For a time I only allowed comments from those registered through Google, Open ID or other sites such sites so that I could track potentially dangerous/threatening comments. A while back I reopened comments to unregistered individuals, but retained the ability to approve or disapprove whether the comments were published.
Recently I wrote about Robert Cunningham, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Syracuse, New York, the diocese I grew up in until going away to college, who testified under oath that the victims of predator priest shared in culpability with the predatory priests who sexually molested them. I noted that his mindset is akin to that of those who are only too ready to blame female rape victims of "having asked for it."
This was too much for some sheep like individual seemingly from the Syracuse area who left a harangue that Bishop Cunningham was "blameless" and that the story had been tainted and twisted by both the local media outlets and S.N.A.P. , an organization notorious for anti-Catholic actions and Catholic Church hatred." There was much more, but given the cowardice of the commentor, it will never be published. If this individual wants to have his/her comment published, then grow a spine and be willing to identify yourself.
I would encourage readers who want their comments published - whether you agree with me or not - to have the guts to identify yourself.