Michael Haselden 
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Re: “Melongate: Big toothy grins, watermelons, and monkey sounds don't mix

I grew up on a farm. In a house that was built pre civil war, had no A/C, no insulation, pipes froze in the winter, and 2 fireplaces for heat. We were 45 minutes from the closest grocery store, so what we grew was what we ate. We farmed 500+ acres and raised pigs and cows. I got out of school and worked till dark, then homework. I did this from when I was 6 to 16. I got out of school and joined the US NAVY, then I spent 10 years working my way from a line cook to a chef for one of the most successful restaurants in Charleston. When my daughter (a freshman at AMHS) was born, I quit food and bev and started doing carpentry. I worked my way from a laborer to running interior trim crews on houses in I'ON, Kiawah, IOP, Seabrook, and Sullivan's island. When the market crashed, I had to start another career. At 40 years old, I went back to school and got my paramedic certification which is where I'm at now. Not a glamorous resume but it has been satisfying. A life of service to others.

My children, I have 3 now, have seen me work my butt off. My daughter has been there through most of it. She is well aware of how hard you have to work to get by. I know this because her hard work is how she got into AMHS. Like her father, she has earned what she has. "Entitled". Your damn right!!

We are passionate members of our church and are actively involved in children's ministry. Whether you are a Christian or not, I think you would agree that racism is not something we cultivate.

I am saying all this to clarify exactly who you are addressing when you talk about "rich, spoiled, white kids". I'm sure my story is not unique. If my kids have "more", it's because they worked for it.

As for your accusations of racism, grow up and quit trying to get a rise out of people by bullying them.

Or.....

Perhaps this would be a discussion you would like to have in person.
Probably not.

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Posted by Michael Haselden on October 22, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Best Church

This does not warrant further exchange. God bless.

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Posted by Michael Haselden on March 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Best Church

So happy that God led Pastor Greg to this city. The community that has grown from Seacoast's creation is amazing. I see people come to Christ and find peace every week. For those that doubt, I encourage you to take a closer look. Investigate how many lives have been impacted by the Holy Spirit moving through Seacoast's masses. Some look at this church and they think that because of its size and all the high tech showmanship, that there is something wrong with it. How can they spend all that money on these kind of things and isn't there a more worthy cause? I can't give you exact figures, but I do know that from one weekend of tithes, Seacoast gave away close to $500,000 for new churches and charity groups to get started. We have brought water to those dying of thirst, we have fed those starving, we have clothed those that were naked, and we have sheltered the homeless. All for the glory of God. Seacoast has become the God powerhouse it is because we believe in Him and know that we are all deserving of His love and grace. He has rewarded us with His favor and created a place that all can feel welcome. We are blessed with an awesome place to worship. Paid for with our money, for our brothers and sisters. We will do anything to save as many as possible. Tell me how this is a bad thing.

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Posted by Michael Haselden on March 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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