Cross burned at Junaluska golf course

Cross burned at Junaluska golf course

There are 21 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Cross burned at Junaluska golf course. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Haywood County Sheriff's deputies on Friday responded to a report of a burning cross on the Lake Junaluska Golf Course.

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dot1067

AOL

#1 Feb 11, 2008
When are they going to put God back in schools. Without education how do they know they did wrong?
To them it was just a thing to do.
Wake up the worse isn't here, for their punishment make them go to church Sunday, Wednesday night and Sunday night and on Easter morning apoligze to everyone.
Bitter EX democrackkk

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 11, 2008
Will God deliver thru government screwls? Id be all for that to happen soon...

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Jonesborough, TN

#3 Feb 11, 2008
dot1067 wrote:
When are they going to put God back in schools.
When Christian people get off their dead azzes and demand it.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Feb 11, 2008
Lawrence wrote:
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keep your ill willed christianity BS to yourself...
give ME some money, I CAN get YOU into heaven...
i don't need a religion or to be a follower to get into heaven...
all I need to do is what's right... doesn't cost me a cent... attend a church, see how long you go before your confronted about a tithe...
Get off Mommys computer and do your homework son, and try not to wet the bed again tonight.
ladder truck idiot

Canton, NC

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Sgt Rock wrote:
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Get off Mommys computer and do your homework son, and try not to wet the bed again tonight.
is that a 1974 pinto.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Jonesborough, TN

#8 Feb 11, 2008
Not Sgt Rock wrote:
<quoted text> can't wait to see it in the schools.
Be patient. You'll see it when you get to the 5th grade, little man.

“you dont know me”

Since: Jul 07

asheville

#11 Feb 11, 2008
Right and wrong is taught at home. Algebra and english at school.
Pure BS

Candler, NC

#12 Feb 11, 2008
dot1067 wrote:
When are they going to put God back in schools. Without education how do they know they did wrong?
To them it was just a thing to do.
Wake up the worse isn't here, for their punishment make them go to church Sunday, Wednesday night and Sunday night and on Easter morning apoligze to everyone.
What a load of BS!

All those people doing the lynchings and cross burnings were "christians" too.

It's southern christian heritage.
Pure BS

Candler, NC

#13 Feb 11, 2008
Not Sgt Rock wrote:
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jeez, Rock, more of the 'daddy' roleplaying. scary issues behind that. teach that in church, do they? can't wait to see it in the schools.
Good lord, your right!

Please don't let him near your sons.

Since: Feb 07

Cullowhee

#14 Feb 11, 2008
ghost1 wrote:
Right and wrong is taught at home. Algebra and english at school.
Thats the way it should be, unfortunately it seems a lot of parents are not doing their part.
Concerned

Lincolnton, NC

#15 Feb 11, 2008
MsLyn wrote:
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Thats the way it should be, unfortunately it seems a lot of parents are not doing their part.
I don't recall evidence stating that a child did this yet.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#16 Feb 11, 2008
Concerned wrote:
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I don't recall evidence stating that a child did this yet.
THANK YOU! I was about to make the same comment. This isnt a problem with education. Its a problem with morality and racism. Since when is it ok to burn a cross KNOWING the connotation it carries? Lets just make it clear- it ISNT ok. Period. It wasnt ok in 1923 and it isnt ok in 2007. My guess is it wasnt some kids doing it- my guess is that it was a few drunk redneck ADULTS who knew very well what they were doing and didnt give a damn about the damage it caused to the reputation of their community. It just makes Haywood County look like a bunch of racist bumpkins.

Since: Feb 07

Cullowhee

#19 Feb 12, 2008
WNCNATIVE wrote:
<quoted text> THANK YOU! I was about to make the same comment. This isnt a problem with education. Its a problem with morality and racism. Since when is it ok to burn a cross KNOWING the connotation it carries? Lets just make it clear- it ISNT ok. Period. It wasnt ok in 1923 and it isnt ok in 2007. My guess is it wasnt some kids doing it- my guess is that it was a few drunk redneck ADULTS who knew very well what they were doing and didnt give a damn about the damage it caused to the reputation of their community. It just makes Haywood County look like a bunch of racist bumpkins.
I did not say it was a kid but where do you think most ADULTS who do these things get their beliefs? It IS about education but not the kind that comes from a textbook or school but from parents, guardians and real life experiences. Morals and values are learned at home not at school which is the point I was trying to make.

I was taught by my parents to respect and care about others regardless of who they were, how much money they had or the color of their skin. I taught my kids the same. A burning cross leaves nothing to the imagination and I hope whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of their age.
nhyl

Lincolnton, NC

#20 Feb 12, 2008
Has anyone ever considered that this is a hate crime not against just the blacks, but against Christians of every color? As several of the posts indicate, there are alot of anti-Christians and alot of hatred toward the symbols that we value. More and more, a burning cross is taking on another interpretation and that is blatent disdain toward Christians and the God that we serve. A burning cross is no longer a symbol of racial intolerance.

Since: May 07

Weaverville, NC

#21 Feb 12, 2008
ghost1 wrote:
Right and wrong is taught at home. Algebra and english at school.
"Algebra and english at school"

We all know how well that is working out.

“The right to bear arms”

Since: Feb 08

somewhere in dixie

#22 Feb 12, 2008
i WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT BURNING A CROSS DOES INDEED SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE, A MESSAGE OF INTOLERANCE.
bUT TO EDUCATE FOLKS A LITTLE. if you or me burned a cross on private property we owned and dressed up in sheets and acted out improperly acc.to polite society, folks might consider it wrong but could DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. it is indeed legal to do that on ones own property. there is case law on that. this incident occurred on public property. the slipshod way it was done denotes a bunch of teenage pranksters. if a real racist group had done it, you would have known.
those folks were prosecuted for burning a cross on their own property, convicted and a court overturned that. remember that. differenced in public and private. that is why down south you see many confederate battle flags on private property. you do not like it fine. that is your right. it is my right to fly it on my private property. try to stop me, i might shoot you. i also believe in an individuals right to own and carry a weapon. count on it.
enough of this self righteous -=------.
Concerned

Lincolnton, NC

#23 Feb 12, 2008
I'm pretty sure there is and was a burn ban in effect.:o

This crime is cowardly, accomplishes absolutely nothing toward any cause right or wrong, and hopefully disgusts everyone that has a decent bone in their body no matter what they believe in.

“you dont know me”

Since: Jul 07

asheville

#24 Feb 12, 2008
No, who thinks a child did this. But it was obviously someone filled with hate, and that is a learned behavior.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#25 Feb 12, 2008
MsLyn wrote:
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I did not say it was a kid but where do you think most ADULTS who do these things get their beliefs? It IS about education but not the kind that comes from a textbook or school but from parents, guardians and real life experiences. Morals and values are learned at home not at school which is the point I was trying to make.
I was taught by my parents to respect and care about others regardless of who they were, how much money they had or the color of their skin. I taught my kids the same. A burning cross leaves nothing to the imagination and I hope whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of their age.
I understood your meaning. Haywood County has more people in it than those who choose to act like fools. This golf course is right across the street from Lake Junaluska and the Methodist Assembly. It is a shame people act like this.
Since we dont actually KNOW who committed this crime, who is to say these MORONS are actually from Haywood County? Hm?

“you dont know me”

Since: Jul 07

asheville

#26 Feb 12, 2008
im from Haywood county and i say they probably are. here we have the have and the have nots. But its not measured monetarily but in brains.

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