Re: Get out the vote

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 15:36:05 EST

It's true that putting your name in a church phone directory suggests some
willingness to give up some privacy. But, I don't think it means you're
giving up your contact info to anyone for any purpose. Say, for example,
that the church decided to sell the directory info to a marketing firm in
order to make up a budget shortfall. I think we'd all justifiably feel that
our privacy had been violated. I'd feel the same way if the directory were
given to a political party.

On 2/21/06, Carol or John Burgeson <> wrote:
> Chuck wrote: " If the "You Name It" party had, in its
> platform, a sturdy YEC plank, would you be happy if one of your fellow
> parishioners or somebody on your church council gave this party your name
> and address?"
> Probably not. But the issue is not my happiness, but (1) the legality and
> (2) the morality of the action.
> I had not thought of the privacy issue when I wrote the post. It seems to
> have something to do with the morality of the action. Information
> nowadays gets passed around so easily. My address is in the phone book --
> I guess I implicitly have given anyone that information to use.
> All in all I doubt if I'd do it -- even for a "good cause." But that's a
> hypothetical.
> The book I've reviewed below has more ...
> Burgy
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