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  • Rodney King Forgives Officers Who Beat Him

    03/02/2009 10:44:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,503+ views
    At first glance, VH1'a Sober House, like its predecessor, Celebrity Rehab, appears to be exploitative reality TV at it's worst -- stars hitting their bottoms and relapsing, going on drama-fueled drug binges. But there are moments on Sober House that are not only real and touching, they are even cathartic. In the most recent episode with Rodney King, the moment is downright historic. In this clip King revisits the site of his infamous beating. He forgives the officers who beat him and prays for the people who died during the riots. More than a decade later, Los Angeles is still...
  • Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (Bill Text)

    02/18/2009 5:29:39 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 2,498+ views
    Thomas (Library of Congress) ^ | 1/06/09 | John Conyers
    HR 40 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 40To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 6, 2009 Mr. CONYERS (for himself and Mr. SCOTT of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which...
  • The Fonz was Never Wrong [Devotional]

    02/19/2009 4:18:25 AM PST · by tenger · 4 replies · 668+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 19, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 Arthur Fonzarelli, affectionately known as The Fonz on the 70s TV show "Happy Days," would never admit that he was wrong. According to The Fonz, he was never wrong. One episode shows him practicing in a mirror trying to say the word "Wrong" but he just can't do it. To my knowledge he never did admit he was wrong. We're like that. Confession is good for the soul, but boy is it difficult to do...
  • Life: An Inalienable Right-awesome video that tells it like it IS

    01/11/2009 8:38:27 AM PST · by NellieMae · 17 replies · 664+ views
    Coral Ridge Ministries ^ | 1-11-2009 | D. James Kennedy
    This is the best message that I have ever heard on the sanctity of life. Please pass this around so this messge will be heard as much as possible.
  • The founder of Italian Communism had deathbed conversion

    11/26/2008 9:45:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,014+ views
    Times Online ^ | Nov 25 2008 | Richard Owen in Rome
    The Vatican has revealed that Antonio Gramsci, the founder of Italian Communism and an icon of the Left, reverted to Roman Catholicism on his deathbed..
  • "Forgiveness Doesn't Count" (Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35)

    09/13/2008 9:49:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies · 172+ views
    September 14, 2008 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Forgiveness Doesn’t Count” (Matthew 18:21-35)“Forgiveness Doesn’t Count.” Oh, don’t get me wrong! I don’t mean that it’s not important. No, forgiveness counts for a lot in that respect. In fact, it’s everything. We’d be lost without it. But when I say, “Forgiveness Doesn’t Count,” I mean it in the way that Jesus teaches it, which is to say, forgiveness doesn’t keep score. Forgiveness doesn’t count--it doesn’t keep score or keep track of--how many times it has to forgive or how much sin it has to have mercy on. That’s the way it is with God toward us, and that’s the...
  • John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

    08/26/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    ExclusiveJohn Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness By THOMAS M. DeFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Updated Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:07 AM   DENVER - John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair - but hearing their rage instead.As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party - or a political future - trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls.It's proving a hard sell with onetime true believers. CLICK TO SEE A PHOTO...
  • John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

    08/25/2008 5:01:43 PM PDT · by Baladas · 32 replies · 282+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | August 25th 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    DENVER - John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair - but hearing their rage instead. As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party - or a political future - trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls. It's proving a hard sell with onetime true believers.
  • "Why I Love the Baby of the Man Who Raped Me"

    08/12/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 182+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/12/08 | Hilary White
    August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When sixteen year-old Elizabeth Cameron found she was pregnant after being brutally gang raped, "practically everyone" in her life said she had every moral and legal right to kill her daughter by abortion. But Elizabeth defied the world's wisdom and says, now that her daughter Phoebe is a toddler, that she could not imagine life without her. "Every time I look at Phoebe, I know I made the right decision. I never wanted to end my baby's life just because of how she came to be," she told the Daily Mail this weekend. In...
  • Female Soldier Asks Forgiveness of Gush Katif Expellees

    08/08/2008 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 262+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-8-08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) A left-wing kibbutz member, who had never seen a Yesha settlement until the day she came to destroy it, asks forgiveness of the people she expelled. "Three years without a home is much too long," she says. The soldier publicized her story, and request for forgiveness, in an interview with Yedidya Meir on the Kol Chai radio station. She had been an active member of a left-wing youth movement in her kibbutz, never having met a "settler" (Jewish resident of Judea, Samaria and Gaza), or been inside a Jewish town there, in her life. After enlisting in the army,...
  • Chick-fil-A Principles Guide Vandals Penalty

    08/08/2008 2:28:57 PM PDT · by epow · 26 replies · 168+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/08/08 | Moni Basu
    Vandals entered the six-bedroom lodge and sprayed the interior with fire extinguishers, slathering the floors and walls with dust. They poured cooking oils, soaps and lemon juice in the living room, halls and kitchen and even on a dining table large enough to seat 20 for dinner, using it as a slip-and-slide. They threw eggs on the walls and television set. They scribbled obscenities. They stole two hair dryers and two pillows and left the water running. They might have spent five years behind bars had they been adults convicted on burglary and vandalism charges. As preteens, they might have...
  • Parents of Dead Teen Whose Unborn Child Was Stolen Forgive Culprit at Funeral

    07/25/2008 7:09:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 239+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/25/2008 | Steven Ertelt
    The parents of a teenager girl who became a homicide victim when Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, allegedly sliced open her stomach and stole her unborn child say they forgive her. The parents of 18-year-old Kia Johnson spoke at her funeral on Friday after her body was found in Curry-Demus' apartment. "I forgive her for the simple fact that if she wouldn't have took the baby to the hospital, we would not have been able to find our daughter," Johnson's mother Darlene said. "She's going to be missed by everyone," her mother said. "Kia was a special child. An AP report indicated...
  • Former Pastor Ted Haggard Sexaholic, says Friend (admits to sex and drugs)

    06/26/2008 1:38:48 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 278 replies · 170+ views
    KRDO ^ | 6/26/08 | Tak Landrock
    In an e-mail obtained by NEWSCHANNEL 13, former New Life Church Pastor Ted Haggard admits to sexual contact with a gay escort and using drugs. This is the first public revelation of what Haggard claims is the full story of what happened between him and his accuser, Mike Jones. Haggard sent the e-mail to close family friend Kurt Serpe back in October. In it, he writes: "I was referred to Mike Jones from the concierge at a Marriott hotel when I asked for a masseur." The e-mail then becomes more detailed and sexual in nature.
  • Mother forgives man who killed daughter

    06/03/2008 12:00:59 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 30 replies · 489+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | June 3, 2008 | AP
    When Lylah Rose Goldwater visits Shayne Pitts in prison, she can't bring herself to shake his hand, the one that held the gun that killed her daughter 17 years ago. "There seems to be a connection between that handshake and my daughter's death," she said. "One of those emotional barriers I have yet to overcome, if ever." But Goldwater has overcome her hatred of Pitts, 35, who is serving a 40-year to life sentence for the killing of 19-year-old Melody Derosia-Waters in Hopkinton. The mother who once sat in her car outside a courthouse and aimed a gun at Pitts...
  • The Peril of Hidden Wedges - President Thomas S. Monson (LDS Devotional)

    05/14/2008 10:58:30 PM PDT · by sevenbak · 2 replies · 395+ views
    lds.org ^ | July 2007 | President Thomas S. Monson
    By President Thomas S. Monson.In April 1966, at the Church’s annual general conference, Elder Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave a memorable address. He quoted an account written by Samuel T. Whitman titled “Forgotten Wedges.” I too wish to quote from Whitman’s account, followed by examples from my own life. Whitman wrote: “The ice storm [that winter] wasn’t generally destructive. True, a few wires came down, and there was a sudden jump in accidents along the highway. … Normally, the big walnut tree could easily have borne the weight that formed on its spreading...
  • Men Have A Harder Time Forgiving Than Women Do

    03/03/2008 6:11:06 PM PST · by blam · 90 replies · 264+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-3-2008 | Case Western Reserve University
    Men Have A Harder Time Forgiving Than Women Do ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2008) — Forgiveness can be a powerful means to healing, but it does not come naturally for both sexes. Men have a harder time forgiving than women do, according to Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Juola Exline. But that can change if men develop empathy toward an offender by seeing they may also be capable of similar actions. Then the gender gap closes, and men become less vengeful. In seven forgiveness-related studies Exline conducted between 1998 through 2005 with more than 1,400 college students, gender differences between...
  • Detroit mayor pleads for forgiveness

    01/30/2008 5:20:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 671+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded for forgiveness from his family and his constituents Wednesday in an emotional televised speech, his delayed response to recently revealed racy text messages that contradict his sworn testimony that he did not have a physical relationship with a key aide. "I truly apologize to you," Kilpatrick said, turning to his wife, Carlita, who sat by his side, holding his hand, at their family church. Kilpatrick did not publicly specify, however, what he was apologizing for, saying legal matters prevented him from doing so. A prosecutor is investigating whether the mayor and chief of staff...
  • Forgiveness - from The Joyful Christian

    01/22/2008 10:58:40 AM PST · by WileyPink · 4 replies · 59+ views
    The Scott Wilder Show ^ | Unknown | C.S. Lewis
    Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive, as we had during the war. And then to mention the subject at all is to be greeted with howls of anger. It is not that people think this too high and difficult a virtue: it is that they think it hateful and contemptible. "That sort of talk makes them sick," they say. And half of you already want to ask me, "I wonder how'd you feel about forgiving the Gestapo if you were a Pole or a Jew?" So do I. I wonder very much. Just...
  • Straight or Gay, Sin is Sin

    11/13/2007 5:19:32 AM PST · by BigAlPro · 246 replies · 185+ views
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | November 12, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    I am a Christian. What should I say then about sin? How should I deal with my own sins? How should I treat others regarding their sins? The Bible says it is a sin to seek revenge against others. However, I cannot allow someone who has wronged me to go unpunished. What lies should I say to myself? "It is justice that I seek, not vengeance. If God didn't want me to get even with my enemies, then he would not have made me so judgmental." If I love God I will not. The Bible says it is a sin...
  • Christ and Forgiveness

    10/20/2007 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 135 replies · 145+ views
    History and Experience | 10/20/2007 | Santiago de la Vega
    One of our colleagues here on FR has asked for an explanation of my comments about sexual preferences. Here's what I said. In the last two thousand years, the most important advance in moral and ethical practice and teaching is forgiveness. Christ embodied that virtue and risked - and lost - his life for it. No other single characteristic has so greatly transformed religion and society. It's the force that says to a criminal: "repent, make amends, and you can return to society." Forgiveness, even more importantly, liberates those who have been trespassed against, allowing them to move past the...