A prophet wanders Marion's streets

A prophet wanders Marion's streets

There are 76 comments on the Clinch Valley News story from Sep 5, 2012, titled A prophet wanders Marion's streets. In it, Clinch Valley News reports that:

He paces the streets all day. Rail thin, with long dirty hair, this man always wears the same clothing.

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marion28

Knoxville, TN

#1 Sep 5, 2012
we tried to give him some money but we were cussed out-its so sad no one seems to want to intervene
Calvin

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 5, 2012
He wants to be left alone. You got your earful, didn't you? Who do YOU want to "intervene?". Have him locked up because he wears ragged clothes and walks a lot! Didn't Jesus do the same?
newmoon

Clarkston, MI

#3 Sep 5, 2012
leave the man alone if that's what he wishes
Idk

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2012
One homeless leads to another homeless until the town is full, they will come from other cities because ""marion"" welcomes them! Which then leads to potential health hazards such as massive trash piles(which I might add they already have one going on back side of the car wash across from food city NASTY! Go take a look!), aggressive pan handlers, violent crimes among homeless...this should not be tolerated! Homelessness is a complex issue an it seems as tho town of marion just doesn't have the answers
Harley T Ford-

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#5 Sep 5, 2012
Idk wrote:
One homeless leads to another homeless until the town is full, they will come from other cities because ""marion"" welcomes them! Which then leads to potential health hazards such as massive trash piles(which I might add they already have one going on back side of the car wash across from food city NASTY! Go take a look!), aggressive pan handlers, violent crimes among homeless...this should not be tolerated! Homelessness is a complex issue an it seems as tho town of marion just doesn't have the answers
Obama times.
a citizen

Strawberry Plains, TN

#6 Sep 5, 2012
Idk wrote:
One homeless leads to another homeless until the town is full, they will come from other cities because ""marion"" welcomes them! Which then leads to potential health hazards such as massive trash piles(which I might add they already have one going on back side of the car wash across from food city NASTY! Go take a look!), aggressive pan handlers, violent crimes among homeless...this should not be tolerated! Homelessness is a complex issue an it seems as tho town of marion just doesn't have the answers
why don't you move to chilhowie near the halfway house and become friends with "concerned"? the man is said to have mental illness, why don't you pray for him.
Laughing at WWJD

Columbia, SC

#7 Sep 5, 2012
a citizen wrote:
<quoted text>why don't you move to chilhowie near the halfway house and become friends with "concerned"? the man is said to have mental illness, why don't you pray for him.
You need to look at who we are dealing with here.... these people have no compassion.... they like to laugh at what scares them and run from what confuses them.... please don't ask questions that they do not comprehend..... compassion? haha......
Guest

Knoxville, TN

#8 Sep 5, 2012
He has a home, he just doesn't choose to go home.
Harley T Ford-

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#9 Sep 5, 2012
Guest wrote:
He has a home, he just doesn't choose to go home.
Sorta like Obama?
Haha

United States

#10 Sep 6, 2012
I saw him window shopping food and tried to give him a twenty, he told me I was the devil...
jrock

Bristol, VA

#11 Sep 6, 2012
Harley T Ford- wrote:
<quoted text> Obama times.
Way to spinn harley. Spoken like a true republican. We all know there was not any homeless people when Bush was President.( RIGHT--- One tall building in NY for sale here.) Let me tell you what spin is. FOX news Tuesday said " the DNC had moved Obama's speech indoors because there would be so few people at the football stadium it would be embarrassing for the President." Wednesday, yesterday, they were saying "what a shame there are going to be tens of thousands of people disappointed because they wouldn't get to see the president." They can't tell the truth for lying, except of the one Romney adviser that said, "if the lady, that had cancer and died, had lived in Massachusetts, she would have had health care," and the republicans wanted her fired. The have lied so much that they wanted a lady that told the truth fired. Want to explain that one, ford. I know that is way off point, I apologize.
Marion

Knoxville, TN

#12 Sep 6, 2012
This man definitely wants to be left alone! But my issue here is this, in the article this man is called a prophet! In no way is this man a prophet! This is a man who walks around town, filthy, and then cusses at people trying to offer assistance. A prophet by no means would do that! A prophet speaks of love and of Jesus! A prophet doesn't go around in filthy clothes and cussing people out! It's disgraceful to use that term so loosely!
Sorry for your ignorance

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Sep 6, 2012
Idk wrote:
One homeless leads to another homeless until the town is full, they will come from other cities because ""marion"" welcomes them! Which then leads to potential health hazards such as massive trash piles(which I might add they already have one going on back side of the car wash across from food city NASTY! Go take a look!), aggressive pan handlers, violent crimes among homeless...this should not be tolerated! Homelessness is a complex issue an it seems as tho town of marion just doesn't have the answers
So....you're saying that because this fellow, who chooses to live the way he does, will encourage others to follow? If he decides to jump off a bridge......will everyone else? Not really the most intelligent of statements. How exactly does one homeless fellow (who is homeless by choice)lead to other homeless folks? Is he responsible for these piles of trash you speak of? Guess what....this is America, if he chooses to live the way he is living, he is FREE to do that. To my knowledge it is not illegal to be homeless nor is it illegal to NOT want to be bothered. Leave him alone and go about YOUR life which I am sure you are living the way YOU CHOOSE to since this is the LAND OF THE FREE.
Idk

United States

#14 Sep 6, 2012
I was actually referring to the fact that it used to be only one street walker an now there is two! If marion is so welcoming to these folks yes I'm pretty positive many more will jump on that wagon. There is obviously some type of illness that is the cause of him, u & whoever else thinks this is normal. I'm not even arguing over your ignorance.btw yes he is responsible for the trash piles because THATS WHERE HE SLEEPS!!! Smh idiot maybe u could clean up after him
Sorry for your ignorance

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Sep 6, 2012
Then I think, Dear IDK that you should save this man's poor soul and all others like him. Obviously you have the answer to all of Marion's problems. Good luck on that endeavor. Meanwhile, the rest of us, who although feel very sad that the whole country (not just Marion) have folks who suffer from various mental illnesses, are homeless, etc., will go on with our lives and instead of pontificating about these folks,(who are evidently just "eyesores" for you) will go about our lives, doing the best we can to make our contribution to society. I do suggest that along with "ignorance", grab a Webster's and look up "tolerance".
Idk

United States

#16 Sep 6, 2012
You must live on pearl ave with the rest of the filthy white trash that thinks its acceptable! That is all! Have a "blessed day" ;)
idiot

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Sep 6, 2012
Idk wrote:
One homeless leads to another homeless until the town is full, they will come from other cities because ""marion"" welcomes them! Which then leads to potential health hazards such as massive trash piles(which I might add they already have one going on back side of the car wash across from food city NASTY! Go take a look!), aggressive pan handlers, violent crimes among homeless...this should not be tolerated! Homelessness is a complex issue an it seems as tho town of marion just doesn't have the answers
what answers do you have? leave 'em alone. they're not bothering you.
skunk holler bill

Bristol, VA

#18 Sep 6, 2012
jrock wrote:
<quoted text> Way to spinn harley. Spoken like a true republican. We all know there was not any homeless people when Bush was President.( RIGHT--- One tall building in NY for sale here.) Let me tell you what spin is. FOX news Tuesday said " the DNC had moved Obama's speech indoors because there would be so few people at the football stadium it would be embarrassing for the President." Wednesday, yesterday, they were saying "what a shame there are going to be tens of thousands of people disappointed because they wouldn't get to see the president." They can't tell the truth for lying, except of the one Romney adviser that said, "if the lady, that had cancer and died, had lived in Massachusetts, she would have had health care," and the republicans wanted her fired. The have lied so much that they wanted a lady that told the truth fired. Want to explain that one, ford. I know that is way off point, I apologize.
Don't agree and think it nuts and don't have a clue, but tell the man where he is wrong. I would like to know, because I saw the same thing. The only thing I can see where he was wrong was it was, the hell off topic.
question

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Sep 6, 2012
Idk wrote:
I was actually referring to the fact that it used to be only one street walker an now there is two! If marion is so welcoming to these folks yes I'm pretty positive many more will jump on that wagon. There is obviously some type of illness that is the cause of him, u & whoever else thinks this is normal. I'm not even arguing over your ignorance.btw yes he is responsible for the trash piles because THATS WHERE HE SLEEPS!!! Smh idiot maybe u could clean up after him
what are you? the street watcher? get a life and maybe you won't notice all the things that are none of your business! smh
Idk

United States

#20 Sep 6, 2012
As a citizen EVERYTHING U IDIOTS DO IN PUBLIC IS MY BUSINESS!! thanks tho

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