I hate moderated comments. I prefer to allow everyone free speech. But enough is enough. I am not going to allow one anonymous commentor who has only spiteful, ignorant and hateful things to say keep people who I admire and want to read my blog from visiting and/or commenting.
I don't want to cut off all anonymous commenting, but anyone who posts something rude or that doesn't pertain to the post that I have written will not have their comment posted.
To the person who contacted me about this. I appreciate your insightful words. I thought that by ignoring this commentor that he would go away. What I was doing instead was allowing him to bash people that I respect and admire without coming to their defense.
If anyone has ever directed a hateful comment toward you on my blog and I didn't defend you, I am really, really sorry.
Hopefully this anonymous commenter will realize that I don't want those kind of comments on my blog and will go elsewhere to spew his venom and vitriolic words.