Thursday, September 27, 2018

KC City Council looks to ban registrants from working any place where alcohol is served because of victim cult logic

Someone at the KC city council must be inebriated to even consider such an asinine proposal. I'm no fan of alcohol, but serving a drink in a bar while on the job is NOT how sexual assaults in bars begin. As usual, the logic coming from the victim cult mouthpiece is nonsensical.

Proposed ordinance would keep sex offenders from serving liquor in Kansas City
Dia Wall
9:12 PM, Sep 26, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To serve alcohol in Kansas City, you need a liquor card. The public safety committee is considering a new proposed ordinance that would change that, but some agencies are concerned.

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, or MOCSA, is speaking out. Victoria Pickering, Director of Advocacy for MOCSA, said, "The goal is to prevent individuals who have a history of committing sexual offenses from being able to work with alcohol which is the number one drug that's used to facilitate sexual assault."

Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas acknowledged, "The fear is that a rapist is going to serve your daughter a drink. That's not the case."

Lucas went on to say that, "I get the concern. We're going to make sure that we hear them out, but we're also going to make sure that we're allowing opportunities for ex-offenders, those who have not been in these sorts of things, those who are looking for a second chance."

Kevin Timmons, owner of Nick & Jake's and the head of the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, told 41 Action News when it comes to violent offenders, "Those people are all managed by the parole system and they're not allowed to get liquor. They're not allowed to work in restaurants that have alcohol."

Thousands of people apply for liquor cards in Kansas City each year. Timmons said over 99 percent of them are approved without any issues. He called the system, "archaic," sharing that Kansas does not require liquor cards.

The public safety committee did not have enough votes to take action on the proposed ordinance Wednesday. If it ultimately passes the ordinance, it will move to the full council for a vote.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill should be called for Holding

The farm bill is currently being debated as both Senate and House resolve their differences. One amemndment we hope will be eliminated is the Holding Amendment, now Sec. 4039 in the House version of H.R.2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka "The Farm Bill.").

Time is of the essence so contacting your representatives would certainly be helpful.

To review the old law, in 2014, there was a provision of the farm bill to ban registrant IF they also violate the terms of release. I covered this topic in 2015. Essentially, the provision will remove the requirement of a violation of a violation of terms of release, essentially allowing a ban just on a record alone.

The Senate version does not contain this version. Below is a summary of the passage of this terrible amendment.

H.Amdt.614 to H.R.2
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Amends Bill: H.R.2 — Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Sponsor: Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] (Offered 05/17/2018)
Latest Action: 05/17/2018 On agreeing to the Holding amendment (A029) Agreed to by voice vote.

 Amendment No. 11 Offered by Mr. Holding

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 11
printed in House Report 115-679.
  Mr. HOLDING. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:


Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015), as amended by section 4015, is amended in subsection (p)(1)-- (1) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``: and'' at the end and inserting a period, and (2) by striking subparagraph (B).

The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 900, the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Holding) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from North Carolina.

Mr. HOLDING. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of my amendment, and I urge all colleagues to support its inclusion in the farm bill today.

Mr. Chairman, the amendment is simple. It ends eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for convicted rapists, murderers, and those guilty of sexual exploitation.

The 2014 farm bill contained a prohibition for these individuals from being eligible for SNAP, but the individual also has to be considered a fleeing felon. This means that, in order to lose eligibility, the
person has to not only be a convicted murderer, rapist, et cetera, but they also must be in violation of the terms of their sentence.

Mr. Chairman, I believe we should not have to wait before a criminal who has already been convicted of these acts violates the terms of their sentence before terminating the benefits.

Mr. Chairman, this amendment would eliminate the fleeing felon provision from the underlying law and thereby prohibits convicted rapists, pedophiles, murderers, et cetera, from being eligible for SNAP.

This is a commonsense proposal that says if you commit these atrocious crimes that you are ineligible for this government program. Mr. Chairman, I urge all of my colleagues to vote for this commonsense amendment and include it in the farm bill that we have under consideration.

I yield back the balance of my time.

The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Holding). The amendment was agreed to.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lynne Knowles of Dunedin, FloriDUH, you need to "Pruvit" before you post it

A few days ago, Lynne Knowles of Dunedin, FloriDUH , a person who sells shitty pyramid scheme... excuse me, "multi-level marketing" diet drinks, posted a video claiming she was almost a victim of "sex trafficking. For some reason, a video of this hysterical woman has gotten over 14 million views, and people still watch it even after she had to admit she was full of shit This video even popped up among my own followers.

Knowles is part of a growing number of MeToo era paranoid women who thinks because she's at best nominally attractive (if you like the airhead, dumber than a box of rocks types), that random strangers just follow them around stores and kidnap them for the sex trade.

Anyone who has been shopping knows most people go down the aisles in the same direction, and many people are on their phones. Yet, what was once a mundane part of existence was enough to make this nutjob think she was being targeted by roving bands of sex traffickers. She's not the first idiot to make a video, but she's gotten too much attention for her paranoia. Lynne, stick with your pyramid product schemes and leave this subject to people a lot less paranoid than you. Next time, Lynne, you need to "Pruvit" before you post it.

Florida woman admits mistake in 'human trafficking' viral video
Ryan Smith
7:12 PM, Sep 17, 2018
3:56 PM, Sep 18, 2018

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The woman behind a now viral Facebook Live video says she regrets using the term 'human trafficking' to describe what happened at a local grocery store but does not regret bringing awareness to the issue.

Lynne Knowles went live on Facebook Sunday and it has since been viewed more than 3 million times.

Knowles described a suspicious man following her through several aisles of a local grocery store, recording her on his cell phone.

"Some of the backlash that’s come today about me using the terminology human trafficking has been well taken. As I look back it was a hotbed term that had been used by many of my friends who were aware of the strange happenings in parking lots and grocery stores. I truly was only trying to help. I had absolutely no idea it would go viral. Although I have regret for using the terminology human trafficking, I have absolutely no regrets for bringing awareness to an issue that is happening. There are some very strange incidents that I have not only experienced, but I’m aware of happening also to my friends. Bringing awareness to such can only be a positive. It is my hope that everyone that saw that video utilizes the knowledge they gained to be more aware of their surroundings and to be a better neighbor, be a better person, and try to help someone when you can."

Polaris Project says traffickers are more likely use control tactics like sexual assault, withholding money, and isolating victims from friends and family.

While the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says they are seeing more women reportedly being followed by strangers in public places, what happened to Knowles doesn't sound like a precursor to human trafficking.

"The word human trafficking a lot of times, you know, strikes a nerve and makes people nervous, as it should," said Sgt. Spencer Gross.

Polaris Project reports an increase in human trafficking calls and tips to its hotline in Florida. The non-profit received 410 reports statewide in 2015, 555 in 2016, and 604 in 2017.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says it hasn't investigated a human trafficking case in more than 18 months. 

Sgt. Gross spoke with Knowles Tuesday about the viral video and believes she misinterpreted the term. But adds that her message of staying alert in public places is an important one.

"People need to be aware of their surroundings, they need to pay attention, and they also definitely need to report any suspicious behavior to their local law enforcement," said Sgt. Gross.

Perry also confirmed to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office that she never filed a police report for the August incident, when she says she was forced to confront a man following her around a store.

Perry shared the Facebook Live video on Sunday, claiming that female shoppers, including herself, have been targeted by men seeking to snatch potential victims from stores in Pinellas County. The video, which has the title "PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE DANGER OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING!!," has surpassed 2 million views on Facebook. 

"I had a man follow me throughout the store," said Perry. "They are just looking to grab people."

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office tells 8 On Your Side that their detectives haven't investigated any reports of human trafficking in more than 18 months.

It’s no surprised Knowles initially suspected her safety concerns were related to human trafficking, because the term has been rocketing around the Internet, although it is often employed in the service of bogus conspiracy theories. The Pizzagate conspiracy theory perhaps most famously (and falsely) accused 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats of running a child trafficking ring out of a basement at a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant (which actually has no basement).

Since the Pizzagate phenomenon, similarly outlandish claims have been fed into cyberspace, including a June 2018 incident in which a group of men stumbled into what they claimed to be a “bunker” used for child sex trafficking. Police investigated and determined the “bunker” was nothing more than an abandoned homeless encampment. (Child trafficking is also a key component to the far-fetched but popular fabrication that is the Qanon conspiracy theory.)

Regardless of terminology, Knowles said the reason she posted her video was to warn women to be careful and had no ill intent. “The video speaks for itself and the intent was only to bring good and awareness to people. That’s all.”

Saturday, September 15, 2018

False Pravato: Republican Senate candidate uses Predator Panic at the polls

Even his Republican opponent accuses him of grandstanding.

Candidate rails against sex offenders at school polling places

Posted: Sep 08, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MASSAPEQUA PARK - Massapequa Park Mayor Jeff Pravato, a Republican running for state Senate, is making waves before Thursday’s primary election.
He is calling for a stepped up police presence at schools where people will be voting because Gov. Andrew Cuomo reinstated voting rights for a total of 24,000 on parole - including Level 3 sex offenders.
“We don't want to see a sex offender coming in there and possibly doing something hurtful to our children,” says Pravato.
The mayor is also asking parents to leave their kids at home when they vote and suggested that they carry mace to protect themselves.
There are certain provisions in place during Thursday’s vote. The ex-cons will need written permission from their parole officers, as well as school district officials, to vote at schools. They will also be barred from entering any school until after 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, Democrats and Pravato’s opponent are accusing the Republican candidate of political grandstanding before Election Day.
“What's happening is another Republican ‘hey look over there’ situation,” says state Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford).
Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone says the county has the “toughest monitoring and enforcement program against sex offenders anywhere in the country.”

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Franklin Graham says we are a nation of laws but we should be killing "pedophiles" despite the law saying that is illegal

Hm. Franklin Graham didn't seem too worried about people labeled "pedophiles" when he was defending Roy Moore. But here is the statement:

"These government run facilities that take care of these kids have pedophiles working in there. And we should never be taking children away from parents, period. Hold them together as a family. But to take their children away, so they can be exposed to pedophiles? And I believe that pedophiles need to be dealt with harshly. I believe not only incarcerate them but if  they molest a child, I think they'd be a candidate for the death penalty." 

He goes onm to say we are a "nation of laws," well, the law stated in Kennedy v Louisiana that a person cannot be executed for a crime not involving murder. So if we are a nation of laws, then the law says you are WRONG, hypocrite!

September 6, 2018

The son of Rev. Billy Graham, Rev. Franklin Graham, declared on National Public Radio this weekend that pedophiles deserve the death penalty. He also declared that we are a nation of laws.

Not only is Rev. Graham’s first statement outrageous, it is undermined and contradicted by his second statement. Why? Because the laws in many states do not include the death penalty. Furthermore, most of the 31 states that do have a death penalty law do not apply that law to an individual who is convicted solely of a sex offense.

It is noteworthy that Rev. Graham made this outrageous statement during an interview that was not on the topic of either pedophiles or the death penalty. Instead, the topic of the interview was advertised as an evangelist’s view of President Donald Trump.

It is also noteworthy that Rev. Graham’s views on pedophiles appear to be based upon a common mistake. That is, he appears to believe that the term pedophile is synonymous with the terms sex offender, child molester, sexual predator, etc.

It is a mistake made by many people who should or actually do know better including at least one Superior Court judge in Long Beach, California. That judge, in fact, declared in a public court hearing that all of the terms were synonyms. He then added that if he asked 10 people on the street, 9 people would have agreed with him. He also said that all such individuals are monsters, they always do it again and there is no cure.

An important question for society is why educated individuals, including but not limited to, ministers and judges feel comfortable making such outrageous statements in very public places. The answer may be that those who know the truth — that pedophilia is a medical diagnosis and not a crime — are afraid to speak out.

Another important question is why educated individuals would advocate the death penalty for someone diagnosed with a medical condition. Do they advocate that individuals diagnosed with other medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes also deserve the death penalty? Of course not! Instead, they advocate for adequate medical care and attention. It’s time to speak out on this important topic.

It’s time to speak truth to power. You can do so by writing to Rev. Franklin Graham at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201 or calling him at (704) 401-2432.

Click the link below to listen, the comment is 10 minutes into the recording.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Curtis J Hart is back again trying to get 15 minutes of fame by harassing local registrants

Curtis J Hart is no stranger to the Shiitake Awards or to me personally (as one of the few times I actually had to call a member of law enforcement after he made threats against me). Now this attention whore has got a new dirty trick to play on people-- outing low level registrants in his community, in direct violation of state law.

Kelso man plans to publish names of Cowlitz level 1 sex offenders
Alex Bruell  14 hrs ago

Sex offender vigilante Curtis Hart has caused a furor among level 1 sex offenders by planning to publish many of their 570 names on the internet.

Hart has requested that the sheriff’s office give him the names of all level 1 sex offenders in Cowlitz County, and under terms of a state Supreme Court ruling the agency must comply.

The names, along with photos, addresses, and brief descriptions of the offenses could be released in less than two weeks.

Hart’s request has caused a flood of phone calls to the sheriff’s office, which sent the offenders notices that it will release their names unless they seek court orders to block the release, which is set for Sept. 19.

Level 1 offenders are considered the least likely to re-offend, and their names and locations are not routinely included in law enforcement web pages that show the residency of level 2 and Level 3 offenders.

Hart, who made the public disclosure request on Aug. 14, said “sex predators deserve scorn” and he doesn’t believe “for one second” that the types of people he plans to name can be reformed.

“If people could actually change who they’re attracted to, I don’t believe they’d be having sex with (minors),” he said.

Hart added that he does not advocate violence, and said he doesn’t intend on publishing all of the names. He will include only those whom he considers “actual predators.”

“If it appears that they were like high school boyfriend and girlfriend, I’m not going to’ put the info up. … If you were 19 as a senior, and it appears (you) were hooking up with a freshman, I’m not going to put those people on.”

One of the offenders, whose name would be released under Hart’s request, plans to file for a court injunction to block release of the names. Hart’s plan, he said, would put him and others in danger. He spoke to The Daily News on condition of anonymity.

The man was convicted of attempted child molestation in 2009. He said he’s “pulled himself out of the gutter,” earned a college degree and started a family. He said he has had “absolutely no issues” since.

“I’ve got a family I need to protect. I don’t know what he’s going to do with this information,” the man said. “People might throw rocks at my house, come to my workplace and harass me. I might get fired.”

The man acknowledged that the information Hart seeks is public, but said there are “systems in place” to monitor and track offenders already.

“You could just Google a name and have the information there,” he said. “It’s like (Hart) doesn’t trust our government and systems to do their jobs. It’s like he’s got to step up and do it for them.”

Cowlitz County Undersheriff Corey Huffine, who is handling Hart’s public records request, said the sheriff’s office has concerns about that information being published. The sheriff’s office sent a letter Aug. 29 to each of the 570 level 1 offenders notifying them their information could be released, in case they fear retaliation.

“A lot of people may have that information revealed that they weren’t expecting,” Huffine said. “We have had a lot of people call in, saying ‘nobody knew this happened 20 or 30 years ago. There’s a threat of me losing my job. My wife or children may be ostracized.’ But there’s not much we can do about it.”

The request is lawful, he said. “The level 2s and 3s have been published for decades, and we don’t normally have people bothering them.”

Huffine said he’s been swamped with calls from offenders, many of whom want to file an injunction against the request. While a 7-2 state Supreme Court decision found in 2016 that level 1 sex offender information can be published, laws can always change, Huffine said.

“Somebody can argue a different argument. Different judges can hear it. Whether or not it will fall in their favor, I have no idea.”

Hart caused a stir in 2016 by a setting up his own version of “To Catch a Predator” by creating false social media accounts and posing as young girls to lure sexual predators, then confronting them when the subject appeared at a meeting place to have a sexual encounter. He called his group the “Punisher Squad.” Two of his cases resulted in arrests, and one suspect was convicted that April of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Members of law enforcement were uneasy with Hart’s stings, saying he and his partners were not trained and that encounters could lead to violence. They asked Hart to stop.

Hart said he was driven to request the names of level 1 offenders after the subject of one of his child sex sting operations received only 240 hours of community service and no jail time after pleading guilty to sending sexually explicit pictures of himself to a girl he believed was 10.

“He spent literally zero days in jail,” Hart said. “He ... spent an hour or two in jail, and they gave him no time. When they did that, I wanted to find his sex offender info.”

Level 1 sex offenders “present the lowest risk for re-offense to the community at large,” according to the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.

They “normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics, most have successfully participated or are participating in approved sex offender treatment programs, (and) many are first time offenders,” according to the Resource Center.

Under state law, only level 2 and level 3 (medium and high-risk) offenders are published on the Sheriff’s Office offender registry website. Except for out-of-compliance and transient offenders, level 1 sex offenders are omitted.

But their information is not exempt from disclosure, which means private citizens or organizations can request that information and publish it themselves.

Preparing all of the information is a monumental task on its own. Huffine said “it’s taking up 100 percent of (his) time right now.”

“We’ve had several people involved in this, spending many hours,” he said. “Myself, my clerks, our registered sex offender detective, have been working on the records since the request came in.”

Hart’s original request, Huffine said, was for all active and inactive offenders, along with police reports and other information, from 1950 onward. After a discussion on the size and cost of such a request, Hart revised the request down to only current level 1 offenders in the county, Huffine said.

The juvenile status of some of the offenders further complicates what the Sheriff’s office can and can’t release, he said.

“We are simply trying to follow the law, and make sure we are being fair to both sides and do what is expected of us,” Huffine said.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Actor pulled from Predator movie because some people think actor is a predator

So, a registered person was cast in a minor role of a film called Predator, and his minor role is to act creepy to an on-screen character, but is removed from the film because of his status on the registry.

Amy Kaufman and Olivia Munn are the supporting cast in this Shiitake-worthy cast.

Twentieth Century Fox pulls scene from 'The Predator' after director Shane Black casts his friend, a registered sex offender
 Amy Kaufman
SEP 06, 2018 | 4:00 AM

Twentieth Century Fox was just days away from locking picture on “The Predator” when an urgent note came in: Delete the scene featuring Steven Wilder Striegel.

Striegel, 47, didn’t have a big role in his longtime friend Shane Black’s reboot of the sci-fi thriller — just a three-page scene shared with actress Olivia Munn.

But last month, Munn learned that Striegel is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 2010 after facing allegations that he attempted to lure a 14-year-old female into a sexual relationship via the internet. When Munn shared the information with Fox on Aug. 15, studio executives quickly decided to excise him from the movie.

“Our studio was not aware of Mr. Striegel’s background when he was hired,” a Fox spokesperson said in a statement to The Times. “We were not aware of his background during the casting process due to legal limitations that impede studios from running background checks on actors.”...

Black defended his decision to cast Striegel in a small part in “The Predator” as a jogger who repeatedly hits on Munn’s character.

“I personally chose to help a friend,” Black said in a written statement to The Times. “I can understand others might disapprove, as his conviction was on a sensitive charge and not to be taken lightly.”

But he said he has long believed that Striegel was “caught up in a bad situation versus something lecherous.”

Munn said she found it “both surprising and unsettling that Shane Black, our director, did not share this information to the cast, crew, or Fox Studios prior to, during, or after production.”

“However,” she continued, “I am relieved that when Fox finally did receive the information, the studio took appropriate action by deleting the scene featuring Wilder prior to release of the film.”

The film premieres Thursday evening at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters nationwide Sept. 14.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Joshua Kippenberger of Derby KansASS and his dubious claims of "above average" knowledge about "pedophiles"

Say hello to Joshua Kippenberger of Derby KS. If everyone in that town thinks like this guy, it would be called Derpy, but thankfully, the local church disagrees with him. He claims to have "above average" knowledge on "this subject." Above average? Compared to who?

I'll put it to you this way, if I go bowling, and I consistently score 50-70 points, while those at the alley that day roll 40-60 points, I'm "above average" but I'd still suck at bowling. This guy does not even show his knowledge to be above average. He should stick to construction.

Parishioner objects to sex offender in church

A member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Derby has raised concerns about what he said is an unsafe situation with a registered sex offender attending services there.

In a series of emails shared with The Derby Informer, Joshua Kippenberger said that he was told by the Rev. Joseph A. Eckberg, the pastor of St. Mary, that the offender would not be prevented from coming to church, but would have an escort with him at all times while on the property.

However, Kippenberger said he witnessed the individual, who lives in the parish’s district, in the parking lot after a late morning mass without an escort.

“These people do not deserve leniency,” he said in his email. “I will now ensure that every family at St. Mary is aware of who this man is, what he looks like, and what he did.”

He said the Catholic Church “cannot even accomplish the basics of protecting children.”

Kippenberger said he proposed an alternative to allowing a convicted child sex offender to attend mass with children.

Such a person can attend an adult mass, such as at the Spiritual Life Center or Newman at WSU, or they can receive the sacraments at home, he said.

“Children deserve to be safe,” he said.

Eckberg declined to comment and referred questions to the diocese.

Matthew Vainer, director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, released a short emailed statement to The Informer, stating that: “The Diocese of Wichita was made aware of the concerns and have been working with the parish and all parties involved to ensure the safety and well-being of its parishioners.”

Parishioner says he won’t ‘drop issue’

In a later phone interview, Vainer said, “we’re following the protocol in place for the Diocese.”

All churches in the Diocese have the same procedures, he said.

Vainer said the Diocese is not going to forbid the man from attending mass, adding that “our guidelines are stricter than the parole office.”

He said the individual does have an escort and sits in a special section of the church.

“He’s not allowed to be around children,” Vainer said.

Kippenberger said he has a personal concern about the situation as his brother was molested for a period of years by a church member. That was not at St. Mary.

“I have well more than an above-average education on this topic. I also have zero tolerance for pedophiles,” he said.

He said that pedophiles “will never be cured and they are never, ever, under any circumstances, safe to be in the proximity of children for even the most fleeting of moments.”

Kippenberger said he will not drop the issue.

“You can ban me and my family from the parish, you can remove my children from the school(s), whatever, but there is nothing that will stop me from doing everything I can to make sure that every child is safe,” he said.

Vainer said he didn’t have any details on the alleged incident of the man being seen in the parking lot without an escort, but said he should have had one as the rules call for an escort at all times on church property.

Offender data available online

Having offenders hasn’t been more of an issue lately, Vainer said, but it could be a situation of more people are noticing the offenders and being aware of them.

Their criminal history and place of residence is available through a quick Internet search, which was not always the case.

The Informer has the name of the individual Kippenberger said is the registered sex offender in question, but without being able to independently confirm that he is the same individual, is choosing not to print his name.

However, using the name provided, the Informer did confirm that he was convicted, served time in state prison and is required to register as a sex offender, and substantiated his address.

Vainer pointed out that as long as they follow their registry rules and/or parole guidelines and don’t violate the law again, such offenders are out and about in the community, he said.

“They could be in a store next to you,” he said.

But when they’re on church property, the guidelines go into effect, he said.

Vainer also said all church and Diocese employees, not just those working with children, undergo extensive background checks that would turn up any issues.

St. Mary, at 2300 E. Meadowlark, has 3,322 individual Catholics as members and 1,096 families, according to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita website.