the_band_1969The iconic rock group The Band once performed a song called “The Rumor.” In part, the lyrics are:

Now when the rumor comes to your town,
It grows and grows, where it started no one knows.
Some of your neighbors will invite it right in,
Maybe it’s a lie, even if it’s a sin,
They’ll repeat the rumor again.

That was nearly 50 years ago. Times have changed, but rumors abound. They still ruin people. The Rumor now comes to your town instantly, with a click. We sometimes call it “fake news.” And some of your neighbors will invite it right in – even if it’s a lie or a sin.