Awestruck

Awestruck Catholic Social Network, a Catholic discussion social network is inducted into our Hall of Shame because owners of the Board have joined the growing number of Social Networking sites who ban members because of a member's past sins, even though the member has behaved in stellar manner on the Board. This was a very promising social network, but their actions are direct violation of the Christian Ethic of charity, forgiveness, and recognition of redemption. One's past sins are never to held against him. The Christian Ethic opposes Scarlet Letter treatment of people. It is a direct violation of how Jesus dealt with people, for example, the woman caught in adultery, which was a sex crime punishable by death. Jesus told the woman, go and sin no more. Such behavior on the part of Awestruck constitute sins of bigotry and rash judgment against their members. If such members had nefarious intentions on the Board they would not be joining the Board with their real names and information. In a manner similar to gun control, such laws only effect law-biding citizens, as criminals can readily gain access to guns. Here, such banning of members only effects those members of good faith and intent, while people of nefarious intent can join the Board at will. In the case of Awestruck, the owners have admitted that their concern is public perception which might be damaged if sinners were allowed membership. Such a motivation increases the culpability against charity and the Christian Ethic to a level that is scandal.

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