Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's statement on his DUI arrest
Posted on 07/29/2006 1:51:47 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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Do you believe that Jews start all the wars in the world.
We may as well find out who is sympathetic to Gibson's racism.
What's Mel's count of dead Jews just now.
He should apologize for what he said, and that should be the end of it. If Jesse Jackson deserves a pass, so does Mel Gibson.
Well, maybe not 25%, BUT ALOT. It would actually be interesting to find out. There are alot of us here, I can tell you that.
That has got to be one of the most bizarre posts I've seen on Free Republic . . . ever.
It boggles the mind and beggars the language.
RE the comments on the thread that none of us are perfect, that's true. I'm willing to think that Mel is an OK guy, perhaps, but the worry is that his comments indicate a side of him that is not too attractive. While I may forgive him for being drunk, but if the guy is an antisemite, that's not really forgivable IMO.
We are not to judge hearts. We ARE to make discerning, wise judgements about actions.
Oddly enough the statement of Gibson's does not confirm that what he said was the anti semitic remarks attributed to him. I am making no assumptions about his exact quotes until written verification of the report is supplied by the arresting officers or until Mel admits it himself.
He has in the past made remarks which are very ugly about certain females he has known.( in a 1995 interview he called a female assistant he once had a C***T). But I have never read any anti-Semitic slurs by him. His father, yes, but not Mel Gibson.
Even when his movie the Passion was decried by prominent Jewish leaders Mel did not rant about " Jews causing all the wars or make other anti Jewish remarks" so why now?
It just does not make sense.
If he did make the remarks then by all means an apology is necessary. It would also be helpful if he publicly stated that he does not agree with his father's view about Jews taking over everything from the Federal Reserve Board to the Vatican. He should also receive some kind of community service to work with holocaust survivors and their families. Plus a very big donation to organizations that fight anti semitism would not be remiss.
Actually, I thought his statement sounded acceptable.
I'm willing to wait and see.
Totally different than Kennedy's initial statement a few months ago.
But he doesn't.
We don't judge a person's ultimate destination or the outcome of their lives. Not judging a person's immediate actions is plain foolish.
Nowhere to be found in my Bible.
His heart is in the right place?? wow, I see where your values lie.
I'm not sorry I sided with Gibson's producing of "the Passion". It was historically and Biblically accurate. Gibson endured an incredibly long and vicious assault from numerous Jewish organizations and individuals who worked feverishly to censure his movie under the ridiculous pretense that it would stir up dangerous "anti-semitism". As Pope JPII, a real friend of the Jews said of Gibson's movie: "It is as it was". As for what Mel Gibson said when he was drunk, I could care less. Everyone says things they regret when they have too much to drink, and I believe his apology to be 100% sincere.
But what's really interesting now is that we see the re-emergence of those who hate Gibson crawling out of the woodwork to attack him again, spewing their own hatred as they point a self-righteous, hypocritical finger at Gibson.
If he took a drink, he's not battling alcoholism.
Anyway, nobody gives a damn what he's been battling. If he'd hit and killed somebody, would the victim's family care that he was "battling alcoholism"?
Exactly my point.
That quote is taken out of context. The question was about Hutton Gibson's view of the Catholic faith. It was not about Hutton Gibson's view of Jews. Gibson was remarking that his father had taught him the faith not that his father had taught him about Jewish conspiracies.
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