Lawsuit gives the CSRA a bad image

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Regarding the article "Ministers' suit faces obstacles" (May 9): Why are the ministers being allowed to even institute a lawsuit challenging any political entity?

As a religious group, the Baptist Ministers Conference of Augusta has tax-exempt status. If it doesn't pay taxes, it has no standing to complain. Perhaps if the IRS and the Georgia Department of Revenue revoked its tax-exempt status and notified the group to not forget filing a tax return next year, I would be more sympathetic to its cause.

For those who would ask me about my South Carolina residency and why I am commenting: I live in the CSRA, and as such am deeply concerned as to the picture the outside world is getting of my home area. So far, it's not pretty, and this is not making it any easier for jobs and prosperity to come to the CSRA.

Jerry O'Connor

North Augusta, S.C.

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iLove
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iLove 05/10/11 - 09:17 am
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Uh. . . imo, the CSRA gives
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Uh. . . imo, the CSRA gives the CSRA a bad name...not a group of ministers standing for what is morally right. This IS the South and south will always have their Confederates.

In actuality, this is more of an Augusta-Richmond County issue...yet , as you say, "So far, it's not pretty, and this is not making it any easier for jobs and prosperity to come to the CSRA."

I am sure Countyman will beg to differ.

I challenge you to understand the FULL CONTEXT of the issues @ hand...not what the media is putting out there.

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TrukinRanger 05/10/11 - 10:05 am
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Any group of religious
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Any group of religious leaders filing lawsuits has me worried. They shouldn't be dabbling in politics at ALL.

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noaharkwright 05/10/11 - 11:10 am
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"I challenge you to

"I challenge you to understand the FULL CONTEXT of the issues @ hand...not what the media is putting out there."

No, it's pretty clear that whatever the issue is, it's still illegal.

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Sweet son 05/10/11 - 01:54 pm
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In the Old South the poorer

In the Old South the poorer under educated always relied on the church as their solace for whatever was their concern. Thus they also relied on their church leaders especially the preacher for guidance. It just seems that the blacks always fall back on their churches for help in situations that they cannot handle themselves. Lockett, Johnson, Mason and Hatney are just returning to customs passed on to them through the ages. Not meant to be critical.

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iLove 05/10/11 - 05:22 pm
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Not to compare these
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Not to compare these ministers to Dr. King. . . .but what if he didn't...

" It just seems that the blacks always fall back on their churches for help in situations that they cannot handle themselves. Lockett, Johnson, Mason and Hatney are just returning to customs passed on to them through the ages. Not meant to be critical."

So you DO acknowledge that there is a situation that needs to be handled?

Holding on to customs that were passed on is not a correct thing to do?

ok, cool.

"poorer, un-deucated" and "blacks" all in the same statement, meaning the same thing.

...and we wonder WHO EXACTLY is holding Augusta back with warped views... wanting to hold on to their customs and not acknowledge others for thier customs.

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constituent 05/10/11 - 08:34 pm
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"Lawsuit gives the CSRA a bad

"Lawsuit gives the CSRA a bad image"

Why because a group of african american filed a grievance? But its alright for the white man in state government who have already,in 30 states, filed frivolous lawsuit that is costing taxpayer money right now to brawl against President Obama's health care overhaul.

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Willow Bailey 05/11/11 - 06:51 pm
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So, some now want to censor

So, some now want to censor who has political and judicial freedom and who doesn't?

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