AMEN!! I am so tired of all this bickering and bashing. I love SCA and chose 16 years ago to spend the rest of my life here. I moved my Mom (now 104) here with me so we could lead a peaceful, tranquil life in a city I came to love long before I moved. Maybe we should just build a giant mud pit and let these guys sling it out and get it out of their systems. Like you, I have and have had all my life, friends of all races and religions and even though I was brought up in the South, I was raised to be color blind and religion blind. I worked for 35 years as an International executive and have friends all over the world that I cherish and respect.
Come on guys, this is the 21st century and we should be beyond all of this, especially at our ages. Stop all this nonsense and let’s get on with our lives. Just don’t engage with each other. Don’t think you have to answer insults from each other….you don’t. It’s the mature thing to do.