Friday, October 13, 2006

Colson's Terrorism Con-Game

Chuck Colson's unconscionable behavior toward John Dean's wife has recently been documented in Dean's Conservatives Without Conscience.

Now Colson is saying that those who challenge his faith-based prison program, of whom I am one, are putting the nation at risk of domestic terrorism from prisoners who convert to Islam.

Colson resembles President Nixon's unregenerate white house hatchet man more every day.

3 comments:

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Bruce, are you an opponent of Prison Fellowship's outreach program altogether or just of its receiving tax-dollar support? I oppose all government aid to evangelistic programs and the like, but I support Christians being more involved in prison ministry. Colson's brand of Christianity isn't my cup of tea and, if I were imprisoned, I would not seek help there. But if others do and the financing of these programs is NOT from the government, why should we oppose?

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Michael,

Neither I nor Barry Lynn are opposed to the work Prison Fellowship does with programs funded by private donations.

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Okay. It just wasn't clear from a quick reading.

I am disturbed at the direction Colson and Prison Fellowship are going. He was always conservative, of course, but until the mid-'90s he opposed capital punishment and Prison Fellowship was part of the coalition working on restorative justice. It helped us open doors to be able to tell people who might otherwise have a strict punishment model that Prison Fellowship supported Restorative Justice--suddenly they were more receptive to listening.

But, you're right, more and more Colson seems to be reverting to his Nixon White House days. I keep expecting him to contact G. Gordon Liddy to put hits on Bush's enemies.