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Former Nixon aide Chuck Colson dies at 80
CBS News ^ | April 21, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 04/21/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT by Kaslin

(CBS News) Chuck Colson, a former aide to Richard Nixon, evangelical leader, author and nonprofit founder, died Saturday at the age of 80.

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1 posted on 04/21/2012 1:46:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Memory eternal.

He is a real loss to us all.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 1:49:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

I’m sorry to hear that. May his soul be with the Lord, and prayers for those loved ones left behind.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: livius

May he rest in eternal peace


4 posted on 04/21/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

RIP

A great man.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rest in Peace Chuck, you will be remembered for your ministry later in life.


6 posted on 04/21/2012 1:55:15 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rest in Peace Chuck, you will be remembered for your ministry later in life.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Kaslin
File this one in the unfortunate quote department: Jim Liske, CEO of Prison Fellowship, told CBS News that Colson continued to meet with top elected officials and leaders but "would rather be in prison embracing an inmate."
8 posted on 04/21/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Kaslin

This comes as very sad news to all of us who were touched by Mr. Colson’s work. I have been a supporter of his Prison Fellowship ministry for years now. May God Bless him and his family.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 1:59:33 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Kaslin

RIP Chuck


10 posted on 04/21/2012 1:59:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pinkbell

May angels lead you into Paradise;
may the martyrs receive you at your coming
and lead you to the holy city
of Jerusalem.
May a choir of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus,
who once was poor,
may you have eternal rest.

11 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Kaslin

The MSM get another chance to remind people of the Watergate incident and blame it on all Republicans.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:34 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Kaslin
Just got the NYT breaking news alert, which links to their story, headlined:

Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Reborn as Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80.

Which makes me wonder, how often is John Dean listed as "John Dean, Watergate Felon, [does this/does that]"?

13 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Kaslin

Sad news.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Fox News had a very similar headline. I was disappointed.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 2:06:08 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Kaslin

Colson was such a visible presence for the concept of redemption. May his soul find eternal peace.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: livius

Yes, it is a loss. May he rest in peace.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Which makes me wonder, how often is John Dean listed as “John Dean, Watergate Felon, [does this/does that]”?


They don’t come much lower than John Dean. He’s repulsive.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 2:09:23 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kaslin

A great man, and invaluable in the cause of getting Protestants and Catholics working together for the common good. He will be greatly missed. God bless.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

We have probably all seen the horrible things they said about Whittaker Chambers. He became a Quaker (although he spent a lot of time as a volunteer at various Catholic monasteries) but once he abandoned the left, they flew around like enraged wasps.

If the left can say anything negative about somebody who is a believer, they will. And of course the press will publish it.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 2:12:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

RIP.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:00 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Why is that an "unfortunate quote?" Knowing of Colson's ministry it makes perfect sense.
22 posted on 04/21/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

RIP. Happy reunion with The Church.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 2:14:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: katiedidit1

He also did great things for the Catholic/Evangelical relationship. I’m Catholic, and I loved reading everything he wrote. He was orthodox all the way (and I think “big O” Orthodox liked him also).


24 posted on 04/21/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RIP Chuck

No question in my mind that Chuck Colson is now meeting the many souls that he and those working in his ministry, led to Christ and I am certain that the first words he heard after leaving this mortal coil were "well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord".

Our loss is Heaven's gain.

May God be with his family and loved ones.

Good to see you Brother, hope your weekend is great.
25 posted on 04/21/2012 2:34:29 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Kaslin

RIP.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 2:40:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Uncle Slayton

True to form, the AOL home page headline is “Watergate Figure, ‘Evil Genuis’ Dead at 80.”

RIP to a great Christian man.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 3:05:35 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Kaslin
I'll look forward to meeting Chuck in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.....both as sinners saved by grace.

Prayers for God's comfort and peace for his family and loved ones.

28 posted on 04/21/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: mkjessup
Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Amen!

29 posted on 04/21/2012 3:12:55 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

I’ve listened to many of Breakpoint broadcasts, and read a couple of good books from him, including “The Good Life”, which I recommend to anyone. A real warrior with a strong Christian voice and intellect.

Rest in Peace,
— Joe


30 posted on 04/21/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT by Joe Republc
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To: Kaslin


1931 – 2012



Lord Jesus, rest Thy servant Charles with the saints.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.

31 posted on 04/21/2012 3:35:24 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Amen to that lovely prayer.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 3:36:11 PM PDT by georgialily
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To: livius

“He also did great things for the Catholic/Evangelical relationship. I’m Catholic, and I loved reading everything he wrote. He was orthodox all the way (and I think “big O” Orthodox liked him also).”

AMEN!!!


34 posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Kaslin

One of the greatest witnesses regarding Christ’s redemption message.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: Kaslin

His life is a testimony to God’s redemption. It may be an urban legend but I read once that G Gordon Liddy said upon hearing that Chuck Colson had become a christian that Colson “would run over his gramma for Nixon I can only imagine what he’ll do for Jesus Christ”. I read that last week was the first time in a long time he spent Easter Sunday somewhere else other than prison. He usually worked with a prison fellowship group every Easter for many years. I recall seeing him on Crossfire in the early 80’s whern they had Pat Buchanan andTom Bradon was the liberal. Bradon was skeptical of Colson christian conversion but after that show was convinced his faith was real. Colson’s life is a testimony to God’s grace.


36 posted on 04/21/2012 4:06:10 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: livius
Well, they should say this about Colson:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

37 posted on 04/21/2012 4:16:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Kaslin

May his family be comforted knowing how many lives he touched and changed for the better. What a great example he set in life. RIP, Chuck.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 4:36:28 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Kaslin

May he rest in peace. He was a man who truly devoted his life to doing God’s work on Earth.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Joe Republc
A real warrior with a strong Christian voice and intellect.

Yes, indeed. And much needed in this messed up, leftist world.

He will be sorely missed!

40 posted on 04/21/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Kaslin

RIP Chuck


41 posted on 04/21/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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Our Lord forgives and makes us whole again..

Eternal Peace, you have earned it..


42 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:48 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Kaslin

RIP Chuck You were an ok guy!


43 posted on 04/21/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Kaslin

Mr. Colson was a true servant of the living God. He lived out his faith day in and day out. Many were blessed by his genuine touch and his writings.

My only regret was to read the comment section at the end of the CBS story. How awful most of those people were and it only reinforces the scriptural teaching of faith being foolishness to the unbeliever. These people that posted are vile and wicked in desperate need of a relationship with Christ. I’m sure if Mr. Colson would have met any of them on the street or in need, he would have given them a big hug and told them he loved them and so does God. That’s the kind of guy we lost and heaven gained.

I am certain Mr. Colson has now heard the words of his Savior, “Well done thou good and faithful servant”.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 6:54:06 PM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: ohioWfan
I'll look forward to meeting Chuck in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.....both as sinners saved by grace.

Perfectly stated. I met Chuck Colson years ago at a dinner for my daughter's school, and felt privileged to be in his presence. What always struck me was his love for "the least of these" - people who could never do anything for him. His servant's heart is reflected in one of Prison Fellowship Ministries' least known charities: cleaning up and restoring crime scenes in private homes.

I thank God for the redeemed life of Chuck Colson, and I look forward to seeing him again.

46 posted on 04/21/2012 7:15:41 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: katiedidit1

He has met Jesus face to face!!! Imagine that....


47 posted on 04/21/2012 9:06:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: Kaslin

RIP, Mr. Colson. I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly at one of R.C. Sproul’s Ligonier conferences many years ago.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 10:32:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

His Christian radio spots were amazing. Heaven’s gain is our loss.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 10:38:26 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Kaslin

Chuck Colson became a wonderful Christian. His perspective was generally a wonderful insight amidst a bunch of opinions.

RIP, Brother Colson.


50 posted on 04/21/2012 10:55:22 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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