If you think HIPAA’s bad, take a look at the Federal substance abuse privacy rule (42 CFR Part 2). Can hardly talk to ANYONE else without written consent (other doctors, parents of minor patients, etc.)
Problem is that the media isn’t a “covered entity”, so they don’t have to follow it. (health care privacy officer for the last 16 years).
Why are you so interested in whether or not any other reader decides to stay or go? I mean, a comment in response to each and every Gilchrist fan who’s expressed their thought?
There is nothing inherent in kneeling during the anthem that says “This is about injustice.” If it weren’t for off the field interviews and statements, no one would know what the kneeling was about. So why not find a different way? These are people who command a lot of press and attention anyway, so surely they could find some other way to get their message out.
If you’ve served in the military, you are trained about respect for the flag and the anthem simultaneously. When “colors” (playing of the anthem while the flag is raised at 0800) occurs on military bases, EVERYTHING comes to a halt, and every service member stops and salutes. It becomes so ingrained that it’s almost a reverence. So for us vets, seeing the “kneelers” IS like seeing someone positively insult the flag and the country.
Thanks for making me spray coffee all over my keyboard! LOL!!
Yeah, I keep making that mistake too!
I’m Episcopal, married to a Catholic. Both denominations use it, only the Episcopal church also uses other terms, like minister.
Right there with you!
Thanks DM! You beat me to it! But I was about to invite BCR to come to my pretty red-leaning neighborhood, heavily populated with SEAL’s, Marines, and quite a few other current and former military members (including myself) and repeat the “coward” statement. And while most aren’t wealthy (which is a relative term), they all “worship” the freedom to try to become that way (e.g., lots of them starting their own side businesses in the hopes of growing them into something bigger when they’re done with the military.). Dangerous to try to define certain groups of people in “universal” terms.