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Re: “Local judge, clerk and district attorney races

I was told by people who know him well that Ronnie Ansley was eminently qualified for Commissioner of Agriculture. He had special training in agricultural law and knows that area well.

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Posted by Bill Gilkeson on 10/23/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “In Wake Dems' DA primary, Boz Zellinger displays weakness

I was inclined to vote for Lorrin Freeman before this controversy surfaced, and the episode has turned that inclination into resolve. Zellinger sounds like a promising public figure. I hope losing this primary will be a learning experience for him.

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Posted by Bill Gilkeson on 04/30/2014 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Doubt

Neil Morris seems to assume that when Fr Flynn acts like he's been caught when Sister Aloysius makes her bluff, that means he's guilty of molesting children. Here's another possibility: Fr Flynn acts the way he does because he's gay. Somebody at the previous parish knew that. In 1964, exposure as gay was enough to make a priest (or anyone) feel trapped and afraid -- and probably also feel guilty. Proof of pederasty wasn't necessary. Maybe Fr Flynn, as a gay man, recognized in Donald a gay child and saw someone who needed help and protection. Perhaps the priest simply said to the boy, "You're not a monster. I'm like you. God loves us both. Things will be all right." I suspect Sister Aloysius would have considered such reaching out to be as evil as a grope. I'm afraid that if I had been in Fr Flynn's position, I would have played it safe and stayed aloof from the boy. Which makes me think what he did was not only kindness, but also courage.

Posted by Bill Gilkeson on 12/30/2008 at 2:29 PM

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