JPtheBITCH: He was a scumbag, and as the prototype of what has become normal behavior for Republicans, he was ahead of his time. A man without shame, morals, or class. Anyone who weeps over his death is as morally challenged as he was.
TropicalMark: Agreed! Oh and for the rest of you before you go apeshit, When pelosi croaks I wont be cryin either.jockfever: When the morally bankrupt Left asks us to mourn deceased Statist politicians, such as Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, John Kennedy, and even FDR, you can bet there's a seemy side that is being withheld.
Maybe it's a death under suspicious circumstances, cheating in law school, a KKK hood in the closet, shameless pork barrel politics and buying votes with taxpayer money, alcoholism, drugs, whoring…etc. Phony Statist heroes of the Left expand government, reduce our freedom and prosperity, and frequently pride themselves for living off taxpayers' money.
When the Left tries to smear a deceased Christian Republican, like Chuck Colson, you can bet he deserves better, a lot better.
"After his own jail time, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which ministers to [many] inmates in 1,376 American prisons -- and branches in more than 110 nations.
"He spoke out for prison reform in speeches and books such as 2001's "Justice That Restores." His organization dealt with issues of parole, mental health, proportional punishment, women in prison and the role of faith-based organizations in working with prisoners. He called for victims of crime to have a role in the justice system -- and even have a chance to meet those who committed the crimes against them.
"On the other hand, the Los Angeles Times dug deeper into Colson's motivations. "The fact that Colson was 'born again' into evangelical Christianity as he was about to be charged in the Watergate scandal caused much snickering in the press," Timothy M. Phelps of the Times notes. "But Colson's conversion proved genuine and lasting."
"Interestingly, the Britain-based Reuters showed a more nuanced understanding of Colson's faith..."for the rest of his life, Colson worked to bring Christian messages and Bible study to prisoners and their families."
"Colson did that in many ways. Besides his legislative activism, he also developed the Angel Tree Project, which gets churches to donate Christmas gifts to children of inmates.
"Even Prison Fellowship's quarterly publication "Inside Journal" has a healthy circulation of 100,000, at a time when many newspapers are shrinking.
"Colson often also went back to prison, as it were, to minister directly to the incarcerated... "We're celebrating a man who was a prisoner, who died on a cross, then went into a tomb that could not contain him. Where better to celebrate than in the tomb of society?
"If Jesus were preaching today, he would be among the poor and outcast in society," Colson continued. "And that's the man who transformed our lives. There is nothing you've gone through with the Florida Department of Corrections, or in your life, that Jesus Christ didn't go through."
"This is the Colson who deserves to be remembered. A man who was changed and who brought about change. A man who found himself in something, and someone, larger than himself. A man who left prison, but continued to touch people in fellowship.
James D. Davis
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/religion/faith-and-values/fl-fv-colson-remembrance,0,1668686.storyMay Chuck Colson rest in peace. He was the unlucky one who served time for an offense few people can even remember. He embraced Christianity and left the world a better place.