Respectfully plagiarized, in part, from U.S. Catholic. Hey, we try to be ecumenical!
The Banner insists on a civil and respectful dialogue on our website. We aim to create a virtual kitchen table, around which our faith family can gather for lively, friendly discussion that welcomes everyone’s perspective. It is our hope that all visitors contribute their views and that no one person or group dominates the conversation.
In order to maintain an open but still welcoming forum for debate, we ask that visitors regulate themselves by these three simple rules. Should the editors determine that a comment violates these rules, the comment will be deleted. All comments on thebanner.org should
- Speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15): No profanity, vulgarity, or racial slurs. Personal attacks on writers, public figures/the subject of a story, and fellow commenters will not be tolerated. This includes doubting somebody's faith.
- Stay on topic: Editors may determine when a conversation has strayed too far from the original post.
- Be brief: Make your point concisely. You may refer people to another site for more information on a particular topic. Multi-part comments will be deleted.
In conclusion: This website is our house, and all people are our neighbors. Please be a polite guest and treat your neighbors well.
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