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December 10, 2008

Bush Gives Presidential Medal to Chuck Colson

President Bush gave Charles Colson the Presidential Citizen Medal today.

He was one of 24 people honored today with the second highest honor for a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Colson was the first member of the Nixon administration to serve prison time for Watergate-related offenses and founded Prison Fellowship in 1976.

"For more than three decades, Chuck Colson has dedicated his life to sharing the message of God's boundless love and mercy with prisoners, former prisoners and their families," the White House said in the citation. "Through his strong faith and leadership, he has helped courageous men and women from around the world make successful transitions back into society."

Colson is also a columnist for Christianity Today.

Comments

Colson,and all you 'holier than thou' assholes are finally realizing that NO ONE HAS ANY RESPECT FOR YOU!! Do everyone a favor adn shut your ignorant mouths. Immediately.

Mr. Colson is a notorious bigot, at least to people who don't care if some people are Gay. He's a political extremist. He's a creationist propagandist of dubious intellectual integrity. He's a felon who hasn't noticeably repented of extremist politics against democracy. What a national disgrace. I guess, however, that it's predictable that Pres. Bush would add one more thing for America to be ashamed about, before he finally leaves.

Why does CT have Mr. Colson at all? Actually, having read most every issue of CT ever published, I know why. CT wasn't founded with money by J. Howard Pew, of the American Liberty League and the John Birch Society, for nothing.

It is astonishing. I know nothing about Charles Colson until now than I am reading a book he wrote: How now shall we live ( In Spanish my native language: Y ahora como viviremos ?).

It is astonishing I mean that this man who served prison time for crimes he committed had this change in his live. And it is surprising than the society and the goverment does not have a grudge against this man.

I am a catholic and I have heard about this magazine many years ago, but untill today I have the oportunity to read it.