One of my favorite parts of the Star Telegram right now is the chance for locals to get published in the newspaper through the stuff that they put on Facebook, Twitter or in response to the articles on the websites.
Today, the comments featured were about the number of suicides at TCU. Of course, that's a tough topic, but one of the comments that they put was just rude and I don't believe should have ever been published.
He said that TCU is not a Christian school and if you aren't in a fraternity or sorority, then you have no social life. So he can see why people would be unhappy and commit suicide.
No, TCU is not that much of a Christian university- many students are Christian, but I wouldn't classify the whole school as Christian. And yes, most of the student population is in a fraternity or a sorority.
But that cause and effect relationship is so far from realistic and true that it's not even funny. Do you see me laughing? I happen to know many people who aren't in frats/sororities who still have a bunch of friends and a social life. And I also know people who aren't Christian, but they definitely do not bring down this school. If anything, variety in beliefs is a good thing!
That person should have though a little more clearly before posting such a rude comment. And if he knew anything, he would know that the most recent suicide was by a very popular and involved girl. Not some anti-Christian loner.
And jeers to the editors for publishing that. Yes, he made the comment. But no, it shouldn't have been broadcast to all of the readers. Including TCU students.