I hope everybody understands the magnitude of the scandal caused by our local Republican party when they protested the Catholic nuns in Marietta last month. This unfortunate incident has "gone viral" and portrays Marietta as a hateful community. Over half a million people have watched the video of Marietta citizens harassing six elderly Catholic nuns with nasty disgusting signs. Regrettably, the Marietta "Attack on Nuns" story has been featured by several national religious news services including the National Catholic Reporter and ReligionNews.com. It has also been covered by NPR, Huffington Post, Columbus Dispatch, Prospect.org, Cleveland Plain Dealer, CNN, and many other news web-sites and newspapers. What a terrible representation of our wonderful community!