And we're just as guilty when we let those fights happen on our own forums without intervening. We have the ability to delete comments, we have the ability to say that conduct is not going to be permitted on our forums, and we have the ability to block people from our forums that can't be respectful and considerate to others. I couldn't name the number of times I've been attacked on a friend's Facebook page while they've sat back and said or done nothing to stop it. That's wrong.
Now I can already hear the Brethren saying they have a right to have an opinion. They have a right to express their beliefs. Of course you do. It’s how you do it that matters. It’s about being civil, demanding civility in return from others, and being willing to separate yourselves from individuals that demonstrate an inability to do that. Remember what George Washington said, “It’s better to be alone than in bad company.”