That’s Wayne Besen on holier-than-thou Watergate felon Chuck Colson, who has finally done something useful for the world by ceasing to be a part of it:
He was described as the “evil genius” of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction. His proclamations following his release that he was a new man, redeemed by his religious faith, were met with more than skepticism by those angered at the abuses he had perpetrated as one of Nixon’s hatchet men.
But Charles “Chuck” Colson spent the next 35 years steadfast in his efforts to evangelize to a part of society scorned just as he was. And he became known perhaps just as much for his efforts to minister to prison inmates as for his infamy with Watergate.
Colson died Saturday at age 80. His death was confirmed by Jim Liske, chief executive of the Lansdowne, Va.-based Prison Fellowship Ministries that Colson founded.
…and which uses your tax money to coerce prisoners – who the state won’t protect from being sodomized by other prisoners – into giving up their right not to be sodomized by religionism.
Hell, of course, is just a big of a myth as god, compassionate conservatism, Sarah Palin’s brain, the existence of trans protections under Maryland statutory sex discrimination law, the usefulness of anyone named Romney, and the post-Watergate redemption of Colson. However, I’ll chip in a few bucks to help build one just to ensure that Colson rots and burns in it.