Skip to comments.Watergate Figure, Christian Leader Chuck Colson Dead at 80
Posted on 04/21/2012 3:23:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Chuck Colson, a Watergate-era hatchet man for President Richard Nixon who became an influential evangelical leader after serving time in prison, died Saturday afternoon, according to his website.
He was 80.
Colson suffered a brain hemorrhage in late March. Colson was the first Nixon aide to be convicted of Watergate-related charges in the 1972 scandal. After a short prison sentence, he reinvented himself as a Christian leader and founded Prison Fellowship, which calls itself the worlds largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, with a presence in 113 countries.
According to his official biography, Colson admits he was guilty of political dirty tricks and willing to do almost anything for the cause of his president and his party.
But as he prepared to leave prison at the end of his sentence, he promised fellow inmates that he would not forget them or his experience there, his biography says. In 1976 he founded Prison Fellowship, which provides support for inmates in the form of in-prison Bible studies, mentoring programs and support for the children of prisoners.
I believe he'll be welcomed Up Yonder.
After having his reputation destroyed by the Washington Post and the rest of the MSM and being framed and sent to prison by indictive Democrats, it is amazing he could find forgiveness.
Rest in Peace ... You left a witness of redemption
Here is a tribute, Chuck Colson’s comments on one of my favorite Star Trek episodes - Bread and Circuses:
The headlines didn’t have “KKK Member”, after former U.S. Senator, Robert Byrd, died.
we remember before you today your faithful servant Charles;
and we pray that,
having opened to him the gates of larger life,
you will receive him more and more into your joyful service,
with all who have faithfully served you in the past,
he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ,
the Risen Lord,
Thank you, Loving Father, for giving us
this shining example of a good Christian
Chuck Colson learned a lesson that fewer and fewer people learn nowadays: It is not how much money you make, how high you rise in politics, how many groups of letters you have behind your name or how powerful you are in this life, Chuck learned that the worth in a man’s life is how many lives he has touched in a positive way. I wonder just how many lost and forgotten men’s lives were changed from wicked to the good because of Chuck Colson prison ministry
Chuck died as one of the richest men that has come our way in my lifetime.
Rest in Peace. Chuck Colson was a good, godly man.
loved his book, “Born Again”.
This is the dude who said he’d walk over his own grandmother to get Nixon reelected.
“This is the dude who said hed walk over his own grandmother to get Nixon reelected.”
Actually, he didn’t say it; a columnist said he was the sort who would walk over his grandmother to get Nixon elected.
But such labels stick...
If you can get a copy, the book “From: The President” has a number of memos from White House aide Charles Colson which amply ratify the “grandmother” quote.
compare the watergate scandal to Fast and Furious for just one example, not to mention the Birth Certificate coverup
The quote that sticks in my mind from Mr. Colson is the one that says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.”
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