October 10, 2014 10:30 am -

Forrest Lucas, founder of Lucas Oil in Indianapolis, took out a full-page ad in Thursday’s Indianapolis Star that says his wife regrets the Facebook comments in which she made disparaging remarks of minority groups and said her words were “harsh and insensitive.”

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

[su_right_ad]Charlotte Lucas wrote that she is“sick and tired of minorities…”

Mrs. Lucas claimed minorities are “running the country”; however, her husband has a net worth of $300 million and their company brings in an annual revenue of $150 million, so the couple is not so oppressed after all.

Lucas said his wife is “extremely saddened by her actions,” and he underscored her earlier apology.

“Although it was not Charlotte’s intent to offend anyone, her comments were harsh and insensitive,” the ad states which appears in  letter-form  on Lucas Oil Products Inc. letterhead with Forrest Lucas’ signature. “Her words were hurtful to many and disappointing to all.”

Her Facebook post read in full:

“I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority)n or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with this country?” [sic]

Later she released a statement to media outlets:

“My comments did not reflect my personal views about any individual or minority group, only my frustration that our government system sometimes seems out of balance,” she said. “We live in a great country, but the agenda for our elected officials is too often dictated by special interest groups.”

She explained to RTV 6 before hanging up on the call, “I was very upset when I wrote that,” she said. “I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you.”

In the  ad published on Thursday, Forrest Lucas says the Facebook post did not “reflect the feelings in her heart.”

“Those who know Charlotte appreciate that she is a caring and loving person who has great respect for everyone.”

The ad:

ProTip: If you’re a greedy, self-serving one percenter with a racist bent, don’t put your thoughts on social media, because the rest of us can see them.

H/T: The Incomparable @CarlaAkins with thanks. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

90 responses to Lucas Oil Founder Takes Out Full-Page Ad Apologizing For Wife’s Facebook Post On Minorities

  1. JimmyPete October 10th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Around here about 90% of the employees of Lucas are minorities making a hair over minimum wage,

    • Pilotshark October 10th, 2014 at 11:02 am

      so what she is saying is she is sick and tired that those minority’s are mooching money that she have to spend on herself.

      • paula October 11th, 2014 at 11:51 am

        She said what she feel.racist!!!!!!

        • OldLefty October 11th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

          Is she saying that she is sick of the 1% ruling everything?

  2. Guy Lauten October 10th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    “Forrest Lucas says the Facebook post did not “reflect the feelings in her heart.”
    So where’d she pull it from, her ass? These less-than-believable apologies are ridiculous. If she didn’t think what she wrote, then why did she write it? Was she forced to write it? I think not. She is obviously embarrassed by but refuses to acknowledge the racism in her own heart.

    • Pilotshark October 10th, 2014 at 11:33 am

      but it seems she has placed her head in her 4th point of contact looking for her heart.
      well Bless her heart.

    • Ayn Awnemus October 10th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      I honestly can’t tell if she’s racist or if that was just an epically poor choice of words. I mean I know since she’s rich and white I should just assume racism though.

      • Carla Akins October 10th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        “I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority)n or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here.” – Sounds pretty bigoted to me.

        • Jai Sins October 10th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

          As if she had to throw Atheists in there. We are the nicest people out here.

          • Carla Akins October 10th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

            I know, right?

          • fancypants October 10th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

            bible thumpers have been know to do this often. the wealthy tend to be the worst

      • tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        her rant of an “apology” incleded a swipe at the Black First lady…what is there to doubt?

  3. fancypants October 10th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    If lucas oil has been in the news for the wrong reasons ? there must be some kind of mistake on who puts a roof over the indy colts

  4. Russ Burgos October 10th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Oh come on! Do I have to be the one to point it out? “I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth.” That’s GOT to be the $10,000 takeaway!

  5. NMAXXS October 10th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Apology not accepted.

    • tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      what apology, she proceeded to slam Mrs. Obama(minority) for having a cause like all the other first ladies(white)

  6. Kingminnie October 10th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    “We live in a great country, but the agenda for our elected officials is too often dictated by special interest groups.”

    Had to stop myself from pounding my head on my desk. I guess we’re not supposed to count the very powerful Oil Lobby as one of the “special interest groups”. These people might have more money than they will ever know what to do with, but irony goes right over their heads.

  7. M D Reese October 10th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    AAAH! The crisp yet pungent smell of bull puckey on a Friday morn…
    Non-apology apologies are not apologies. She said it, she meant it, she needs to own it.

  8. tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    On the second page of the letter, “The Lucas’ announce that Mrs. Lucas will be on a world cruise starting tomorrow”. Bon Voyage!

    • whatthe46 October 10th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      please let there be icebergs. i’m repeating this over and over again.

  9. tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    basically she is upset that a minority is in her White House and hates the fact that a black women has a cause of healthy eating for children with a side of exercise…we understand what you are saying perfectly, the fact you doubled down only made your racism so much easier to see

  10. rg9rts October 10th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The agenda for our elected officials is too often dictated by special interest groups…..Like big oil??? Raiding public lands or the lobbists on the revolving door from congress to big business…

  11. B. F. G-M October 10th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Too late the dye has been cast and you married her.

  12. majii October 10th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    She meant every word she posted on her Facebook page. She can’t come back now and say that her comments aren’t a reflection of her opinion on minorities. If she didn’t think about minorities the way she expressed on her Facebook page, she would have never posted the comments in the first place. This full page apology is about money, and only money. The Lucases probably contacted a lawyer and a PR firm and were advised to place this ad in “The Indianapolis Star” in an attempt to protect their company’s reputation and profits. Although the Lucases are now claiming that the Facebook post doesn’t “reflect the feelings in her heart,” I disagree. When person is upset about something, it is then that one really discovers what his/her real feelings are about the issue/person. I believe this is what happened with Charlotte Lucas’ Facebook post—her carefully constructed and maintained mask slipped, revealing the ugliness behind it.

    • Kingminnie October 11th, 2014 at 2:05 am

      It’s incredible to me. Just post again, saying oh, I didn’t mean it, that’s not how I feel is the most effing ludicrous thing to do when obviously her post is exactly what she was feeling at the time. How many idiots are going to believe her?

  13. llamos October 10th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Well, she didn’t apologize. He did.

  14. Nana Justin Peterson October 11th, 2014 at 7:43 am

    First off, don’t call me or any other brown person a “minority” that is offensive! Secondly, whites are the minority, most of the world is some shade of BROWN. In psychology they call this:: projecting. Placing your negative qualities on other people. People like her are what’s wrong with the world, no matter what your color is. And we’re all colored people, ain’t white a “color”?? Anyway, I’m going to stop making sense in a senseless world.

  15. Coopahloop October 11th, 2014 at 7:57 am

    …she’s nothing more than a 1%, “I’m rich and bigger than you” racist teaparty Republican. Apology not excepted.

  16. Marie Wyke October 11th, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Apology. NOT accepted. Clean up your own mess and stop hiding behind your husband. You spoiled bitch!

  17. erikka October 11th, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I learned that when people are racist,they find ways to justify the racism without fully admitting the thier openly racist!!!I’m a 60,s babies and I still can’t understand what motivate you crazy Ill minded motherfuckers to keep carrying this I’ll minded belief that brown skin is a curse or makes you less than!?!?snap out of it!!;its fuckin 2014 yo,who really fuckin cares!?!?grow up in a mental sense,free yo mind for more positive thing and views!!there are some of us that could give a rats ass about your race,what’s important is respect,dignity,morals the things people throw away daily concentrating on negative bullshit!!!I could talk all damn day about this but some will never understand!!;

    • Uhmbaya Laury October 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Truth 101 thanks!

  18. Charles Brown October 11th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    “My comments does not reflect my personal views,” WTH!. This wife of a wealthy millionaire shares something in common among the people who live in the hood and the suburbs––they all see things from a bubble perspective. Their source of attaining information and knowledge are dictated by small interest groups profiting from their fear and ignorance. The wealthy, middle class, and the poor suffer from the same affliction––ignorance.

  19. Tammy Williams-Arrington October 11th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    She didn’t need to apologize for nothing…Who is she offending?That right with what she had to say.This country is losing it’s freedom on things that it built on cause we are so afraid of offending someone…

    • Knetter October 11th, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Multiple negation makes a positive. So you are saying she needed to apologize.
      My guess is you need to edit your post since it reads like a 4th grader wrote it.

    • Tito October 11th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      then take your pasty scary white ass back to England.

    • John Lockwood October 11th, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Like what? What can you no longer do that you used to be able to? Own slaves? Pollute the rivers? Smoke indoors? What “hardships” do you face in America, the most free and easy country in the world? Please share!

      • Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        The foreigners are taking over, they have the money, and they are buying up business all over the Country.

  20. Tito October 11th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Nope…sorry white person, cat is out of the bag already. You are a bigoted and racist self victimized entitled white POS who thinks you own this country. You think you are superior and now you realize how many minorities helps you achieve your sorry bottom line and plutocratic existence. those “minority” dollars would be sorely missed and now you made your uber rich hubby have to apologize. Smh at the audacity and ignorance of the ultra wealthy none compassionate oligarchs!

    • Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Don’t Hate!

      • Tito October 12th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        Shut up trollop….who says I am hating? This bitch hates you so don’t start no crap with me and there won’t be none for you to duck…get it?

  21. Billy Lthr October 11th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    to lucas, we will accept that she apologize, if she can please go get Ebola and move in with ISIS !

  22. Uhmbaya Laury October 11th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I’m still trying to figure out what she is being prevented from doing? No a thing she is rich and has no limitations so what is the compliant? She is spoiled and wants everything her way when she doesn’t get her way it’s minorities fault she is full of it and ment what she said. She has real issues!

    • Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Not true, she is expressing her thoughts and views, and these foreigners are taking over, setting up all kinds of shops, now its our local grocery stores. Stop Tripping, you all know what she is trying to say.

      • Marie Johnson October 12th, 2014 at 1:47 am

        The ‘Foreigners’??? Chick…you are crackin’ ‘padded-wall-special’. Because while I love my USA, (and I do– I mean where else can you take 2 hrs to pick out a fraken box of cereal because of variety and choice-minorities helping to harvest that shit so we can then head to tha milk aisle and decide)…..My ancestors asses were dragged here to a country not born in….and by tha’ way–looks (I could be wrong) like yours was too.

        People like Lucas Oil maybe be likened to that of ‘Queen Bees’– but baby…struggling Caucasian + Minorities, middle & lower class– ARE the worker bees of the country understand???? We make this shit here in the great USA…we make it go—TICK, TOCK….BOOM.

        Dummy. How many of those Foreigners/Minorities you think she talking bout that WORK @ Lucas to produce that Honey/Oil??? Honey that allows this chick to sit on her golden-ass and play with Facebook??? Trust me they ain’t just employing good ole’, red-blooded, corn-fed Americans. Got it? Good.

        Furthermore, there are Foreigners/Minorities enlisted– losing their life for both of your ‘confused asses’. Mothers/Fathers whose minority babes will never come home.

        Don’t think that’s the only position either she takes on minorities…we just haven’t heard it all.

        People like you/her help tear peoples lives up. Quit breathing.

      • ms k October 12th, 2014 at 3:08 am

        vickie #Wakeup #DontReplyplz

      • Uhmbaya Laury October 12th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        Not true if she was talking about foreigners she wouldn’t have said minorities! This lady could care a less if Middle Eastern business are in communities of color she doesn’t have to shop there! Lets tell the truth About who she ment and that was out President. She feels like she’s loosing power to people she seems are not worthy enough to have it in her eyes if you can see that you need to wakeup! Middle eastern business have been opening up in the US since the 70’s things are going her way now and she is crying like a baby!

  23. Debra Little October 11th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Too little too late for your apology I believe you’re only apologizing because your husband asked you to you don’t mean it from the heart so I’m not accepting that apology

  24. Belinda Brown October 11th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    U said what u felt….dont try to sugar coat it now…..

  25. SweetJo October 11th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    She is probably talking about Michelle Obama and her talk about eating healthy. Well, she isn’t making you do it but isn’t this what a lot of people talking about now (children and healthy eating). You do what you want to do but it does not hurt for someone to give encouragement.

  26. teeveedub October 11th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    If anyone needs a textbook definition of “white privilege,” ladies and gentlemen, I give you … (drumroll) … CHARLOTTE LUCAS!

  27. Dwayne P. Williams October 11th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I know personal feelings when I read them…sheesh lady, really? Why do people think that backtracking erases what was said…either own it or be quiet.

  28. Cheryl Smith October 11th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    The 1% ers don’t even want to give up 1%. Any strides made for others and the country is falling to hell. Funny thing is folk with 300 million+ in the bank are a minority, so she should reconsider her statement.

  29. Jai October 11th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    She talks about how minorities should not tell the majority what to do but never took in the fact that she is a woman which is a minority and also wealthy another minority. Second, the only think she could complaint about our government are “these special groups” umm oil industry is in that group lady and they are big and strong in that department. Third she complained about who can tell her what she can and cannot put in her mouth. Only three
    people may have some decision making in that and government is not one. Your doctor, who can help you insert your foot so you don’t do anything this stupid again. Your husband, Mr. Lucas who I am sure wanted to place his entire fist in your mouth for bringing bad publicity to his small company; most knew nothing of but now do because of you. And yourself the main person responsible for what comes out of and into your mouth. Talk to a counselor because the rest of us non-millionaires don’t want to hear your
    minority opinion lady.

    • Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      You are so wrong, WAKE UP!

      • BrickCityBully October 11th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

        No you’re wrong. You don’t get it. If you only knew how stupid your comment is.

        • Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

          The dissonance is strong with that one.

        • Marie Johnson October 12th, 2014 at 12:50 am


      • Yvette White October 12th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

        What don’t we get? ? enlighten us

      • Yvette White October 12th, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        Are you Rich ???

  30. Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I can fully understand where she is coming from as a human being, living in this world today. I am not rich, and I feel the same way. Every time I look up there is a new business making mass dollars off of the low class, and everyone in the US, and you all know this is true, so stop tripping. For Real.

    • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      I’m sorry but you have a “minority” opinion here, so by her logic and hers, you don’t count. Those aren’t my rules, They’re yours.

    • Kingminnie October 11th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      I don’t think you get it at all. You see, it’s HER and her husband’s company that are part of an oil lobby that gets huge tax-payer provided subsidies even though they make millions in profits. One of those businesses that makes huge profits off of the “low class” and receives YOUR tax dollars. So you say you understand where she’s coming from, you must be an entitled wealthy human being.

      • ms k October 12th, 2014 at 3:05 am

        speak those words #Truth

    • Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      She is the business making mass dollars off the poor. How difficult is that for you to understand?

    • Marie Johnson October 12th, 2014 at 12:43 am

      This was by far– the DUMBEST statement I ever heard. Oh…wait! You said the New Businesses…. Ohhh….got it. Not the Olllldddd Busi-ness…es???? They’re honest and only making a little money off of the backs of hard working Americans???….No—yeah….this is the Dumbest Statement….EVERRR. And looking at your picture–Dear Heart..your one of the minorites. Pay attention.

      Just because she couldn’t finish her ‘list’ of minorities (because she had another new house to go pick out…earned through all blessed ‘oil/gouging’)…we are one her unfinished, two-piece list too! Seriously.

      You on tha’ wrong team chickchick. Read.

  31. Vickie Williams October 11th, 2014 at 6:05 pm


  32. Ella Marie Major October 12th, 2014 at 1:21 am

    As a person of color, I did not take what Mrs. Lucas said offensive, as a matter of fact, I understand where she is coming from!!!! Maybe it’s me & I misunderstood her when she said the minority of people, I didn’t take it to mean just people of color, but the small section of people who continue to suck the blood out of our country with their weaith & propaganda!!!! The only thing wrong with what she said is that, she excluded herself from being a part of that minority of people!!!!

  33. Marie Johnson October 12th, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Well, we’ve never heard of you either before now. That ought tell you something.

    Drum roll…..

    Ignorance will never be contained. Like puss…it will always seep out.

  34. ms k October 12th, 2014 at 3:03 am

    i’m so tired of these oh let me clean up what i originally felt
    in my heart. because someone told. me i should’nt said it like that.Please Take Your Rich disrespectful self and go.float in your beverly hillbillies Oil…..#Bible

    • whatthe46 October 12th, 2014 at 3:45 am

      i wonder how she explained that to the woman that cleans her toilets?

      • Katie December 10th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        She cleans her own toilets thank you. and they do not treat any one of their employees like they are less than them. Maybe you should meet her, shake her hand. She the kind of person she is and the heart she has. Have you ever said something out of anger you wish you wouldn’t have?

        • Carla Akins December 10th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

          If she were truly sorry she would have made a personal apology, not have her husband do it for her.

    • Katie December 10th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Why don’t you grow up. You have no idea the kind of life she lives, they may have money but they are the most down too people you have ever met. They take care of everyone around them. An employee of their has something come up they help in any way they can. An employees care breaks down and they have no way to work they buy them a car to make sure they can work and support their family. She made an honest mistake by posting her feelings online and as far as cleaning up goes that is politics and it is exactly why she posted her original post, POLITICS, she has to behave a certain way when the spotlight is on her because it reflects her business. You have no idea the kind of person she is and the amazing things they do for people.

  35. Blakniss October 12th, 2014 at 4:59 am

    The way democracy works is that everyone has a voice, but the majority rule. However, everyone, including minorities share the same fundamental rights, that includes free speech.

    If she’s upset that minorities are trying to advance their agenda, she’s wrong. If she’s upset that a small group of people are forcing her to live in a way she doesn’t want to – then she’s right, but a hypocrite.

    She’s part of that 1% who, ultimately, seem to rule the USA as we now know it.

  36. Erica October 12th, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Even her husband thought she was foolish, that’s the reason he took out the ad to apologize. Just imagine the board meeting coming up.

  37. David Bruce October 12th, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I don’t understand how you can say someone is making you live a certain way or eat a certain way, you have been doing things by our way so long, that look what your way has done. Its really sad how a sitting President can be put down and just harassed by the people when ever they feel, I hearing this woman rant racist remarks not about a black man but about our President, and his wife, Mrs Obama, she is an activist concerning kids health from obesity, because kids don’t do physical activities anymore, they ate in from of so type of electronic gizmo God knows what’s on it they ate doing, and becoming over weight and its real come to Texas and see some of these kids sad, so madam President thought of health, oh but big Lucas don’t like that, but your oil can eat up sea life, and kill our pockets while you sit back in the dark and play hide from them people, we need to rid ourselves of them, oh but keep them that wait on you, I would hope some of these minorities would just take a stand and don’t work for a month, I mean none of them, just protest that behavior, those people would die, wash clothes, wash my car, pick up my dry cleaning, COOK,oh my God, what do iI wear, where do I put the shampoo, where is the bath soap, oh I can’t feed the dog, how do you open this can, pick up that dodo oh no, we must find them people and bring them back. That’s how sad there lives would be, but dnot worry its only a dteam. But Lucas your pockets will be a little empty hear soon those comments can’t be taken back and you know the media loves a good hate story enjoy you too, make sure you come to Texas to buy those minority homes and cars, now you hear all for the sake of the public eye, we love minorities, look what we did. Yea yea same old story, with the same old ending NOTHING

  38. Krystle Kennedy October 12th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Not Good! To late for A- pile-of-lies Ijs! She Don’t like Minorities that’s the way she feels! Oh Well; we probably would dislike her too If she did Matter!

  39. Marquinta Moorer October 12th, 2014 at 10:39 am

    No need for apology she said what she felt anything after that Is A Lie

  40. Jessica2248 October 12th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    She don’t like us but, that heffa aint tired of that minority money! Keep your apolo-lies! You will be forgotten after I hit the “post as Jessica2248” button.

    • Katie December 10th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      I don’t know who you think you are but to call her a heffa just brings you down to a level lower than low. She made an honest mistake but posting on fb while she was mad and I am sure we have all done something just as stupid. If you knew the kind of person she truly is and sat down and had a conversation with her like I have maybe you would keep your heffa comments to yourself. BTW my GRANDMOTHER weighs about 120 and just how much do you weigh? You have no right to judge just like she had no right to judge but for you to comment on her weight by calling her a heffa is disgusting. Grow up and just know that while you sit here and make rude comments about people my Nannie is doing her best to fix the wrong she made and not add more hate into this world like you.

      • Jessica2248 December 11th, 2014 at 9:55 am

        I can say what I want, just as she said exactly what she wanted. The fact that you know her means nothing to me. I don’t know her and she doesn’t know me. She was generalizing about me, but I was dead on balls accurate when I called that heffa a heffa! And you’re right, her only mistake is when she posted it for everyone to see. Why haven’t you guys learned how to hide your bigotry better than that?? I don’t know you or your grandmother but her weight and my weight has nothing to do with this post. For you to even bring it up makes you look even sillier than you already do. You go have a nap now, and let the grown ups talk.

  41. MJGARCIA October 12th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I agree with her, is that bad?

    • Yvette White October 12th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      I respect your right to disagree with me, what I don’t respect is you being a coward about who and what you are, if you agree with her it makes you what she is, just like you agree with Rush Limbaugh and Ted Nugent

    • Tyrell_Corp October 13th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Pretty bad, yes.

  42. Yvette White October 12th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Why is she apologizing for what and who she is? ?

  43. Tyrone Flowers October 13th, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I don’t understand how she can complain about special interests when her husband has countless lobbyists making sure that THEIR interests are at the top of the list. I guess no matter how much some people have, they feel they are entitled to everything.

  44. Vanessa Bailey October 13th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    you said it and take ownership your comments are no different from what others may think

  45. Katie December 10th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I am really tired of seeing some of these comments about how rich they are and someone cleans their toilets and they need to go buy a new house and yadda yadda yadda. Do any of you have a single clue the type of people you are talking about. They do so much for our community and truly try to better the place we live in. They are some of the most honest and hard working people you will meet. They both work 12 hour days and it is non stop phone calls and meetings.

    If some random person made this statement would it have the same effect? Would it be all over the news and would she be getting degraded like she is now? No, I did not think so.

    Let me tell you a story, I was sitting at my desk at work (at Lucas Oil) I was the receptionist at the time and a couple came in with their small child asking for donations because their daughter has Cebral Palsy (spelling?). She needed to go to Florida for a special treatment, they had a place where she could go into a hyperbaric chamber and they thought it would help with her CP. So Charlotte and Forrest wrote out a check to cover their entire trip, anything they would need was now covered. They had never met this little girl before and could easily have said no or given her a smaller donation and been done with it but they are the type of people who love to help others. About 3 months later they came back and that little girl could walk for the first time and did not need her glasses. Words could not express the gratitude the family had for Charlotte and Forrest at that time. They gave their daughter something they didn’t think she would ever receive.

    Unless you know them and all that they do I do not think it is fair to judge them.

    • Carla Akins December 10th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      That’s a nice story, but it does not detract from the very offensive public statement that she took the time to post to a public social media network. She’s an elitist that feels her color and religion allow her special dispensation. This country is not a democracy but a republic, the majority does not rule. Her lack of inclusiveness and anger of a world moving in a direction that doesn’t favor her, or her kind – placing “others” on equal footing clearly makes her angry and uncomfortable. She earned every comment.