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Diary of a Mad Conservative
By Roxanne Thurlow, Kingman, AZ
A Conservative viewpoint on news, politics and popular culture.
Friday, June 28, 2013

Forgive and let God sort it out

 Roxanne Thurlow

We're all sinners. We've all been in a place where we had to seek forgiveness and apologize. And for the sincere, it's a hard thing to do.

Yesterday I watched the news as a woman in the Zimmerman trial said that "crazy assed cracker" was not a racist comment. And then I read that Alec Baldwin tweeted a rant to a reporter who Alec called a "queen" and said other vile, vulgar things. Finally, I watched a video clip as Paula Deen made a tearful apology on the Today Show.

Now, I admit to:
1. Never watching network TV, and;
2. Knowing very little about Paula Deen. Short of knowing that she's a Southern chef, that's about it.

But since the deposition came out noting that she used the "N" word 30 years ago, she has lost most of her business partners. Even with Paula's tearful apology on video and television, these businesses have severed ties with her.

Has Baldwin apologized? Has Capitol One cut him off as a spokesman for their credit card? The answer is no, not as of this writing, at least. For some reason, he's a protected person.

We've become a nation of double standards. It's OK for Baldwin to tweet vulgarities to a reporter, suggesting in very base terms that he is gay, but it's not enough for Paula to apologize for a racist comment she admits to making over 30 years ago.

My point is this: It's not our place to determine sincerity. That's up to God. But when we are asked for forgiveness, we should extend it. We are all sinners and we have all made missteps in our lives. We have all misspoken. We have all said things that we now regret. We all know how hard it is to apologize and ask for forgiveness.
Paula Deen has asked for forgiveness, and who are we not to grant it to her?


Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I think one might think at a glance this letter or blog is sincere, but how does a unrepentant Zimmerman case, story relate to Paula Deen? I mean seems to me Zimmerman plainly stated he has no regrets, repents nothing, he stands by his claim he was justified, has nothing to repent from, in fact he blamed the deceased who was armed with a bag of skittles, can of Arizona tea! Trying to compare whose sin is greater, who is deserving of Gods forgiveness is not mans domain, its gods through his son jesus! I once heard a fellow man cannot forgive only Jesus can! We live in a society where many can see the splinter in others eye but cannot see the timber in their own!

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

I don't watch Paula Deen, I really don't cook anymore. Do know who she is and this entire thing is completely absurd. Yes, 30 years ago one heard that N word especially in the south.
There are many many blacks who also think this issue has been taken way beyond absurd. Black people also detest the label of African American. They see themselves of being here just as we all did, by circumstances beyond our control due to decisions or action of ancestors.
I feel bad for Paula Deen and wish her well!


Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"Try to remember, the racist Paula Deen voted twice for Barack Obama for POTUS"

Glad to see that you understand Deen is a racist.


Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Article comment by: OUT COUNTRY 101 MR.C.

@R.T. Your point is well made, I say things because "I can", That is typically American. Have I said things i regret? you bet.

Corporate respond has been "A" typical as well and please, those nay Sayers who see noting wrong with Walmart, Sears ECT: who conduct trade with so called worthy nations, holding favorite trade status in "modern day" America as "A" alright thing.

Perhaps it's time "we" re-evaluate who we should be doing business with & allow in our home.


Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Why am I not surprised Linda is a fan of Paula Deen! Guess that does make sense if one uses the old analogy or saying of Birds of a feather tend to flock together!

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

What most people don't realize is the fact that the biggest racists are the ones who squeal the loudest when a racial slur is directed their way. People look back on the evil slave traders who brought them here. and feel that they're "entitled". WAKE UP CALL! African native slaves were actually treated quite well here in the US, compared to what other countries did to the majority of them. Only 2% of the Africans taken as slaves went to the USA. Muslim slave traders force marched 14,000,000 of them to the middle east, to be sold. 82% did not survive the trip. Yet, nobody says anything about the Muslims....

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"And just Maybe If More People Would Bring Christ Into There Lives A Little Bit More Often Maybe Things Like This Wouldn't Happen."

Balderdash! It's the so-called Christians - who work against the words of Jesus - that cause more misery in this nation than any other grooup.



Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

http://savannahnow.com/column/2013-06-29/paula-deen-modern-day-lynching

By Tom Barton, editorial editor - Savannah Morning News.

Try to remember, the racist Paula Deen voted twice for Barack Obama for POTUS.


Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: How this was handled on the other side of the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S2NKlMW0vc --- here's a 30-minute presentation on Rhodesia, including an important interview of Prime Minister Ian Smith by an Australian broadcaster. For those with an open mind, PM Smith makes the case for participation in Government based upon qualification, and was labeled a rsacist in the event. Also in this YouTube video is a response by opponent Joshua Nkomo. For those wishing a deeper look at the issue of race and its role in national politics, this is a good half hour investment.

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

The woman suing Paula Deen two months prior had written Deen a letter thanking her and Bubba for giving her a life. Deen had fired a manager cavorting with one of the waitresses and put the Jackson woman in the managerial position, something she had never done before.

Jackson went on and on about how Paula and Bubba had made her feel like a woman again, capable of supporting herself and family finally after a marriage she didn't want to be in.

Two months later, she quit and tried to quietly extort $1.25 million dollars from Paula Deen, saying she would go public and say terrible things about her.

Deen said NO to the extortion. And to Bob Moore. No apology? Good grief, I saw her apologize over and over and over and over. Where were you?


Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Just A. Citizen

"Double Standard" is right.
Trayvon Martin referred to Zimmerman as a
"crazy cracker".
If Zimmerman had referred to Martin as an 'N' word , there wouldn't even be a trial, just a crucifixion.


Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Donna Wickerd

It is not her use of the N word that is destroying her empire...it is years of systematic discrimination against women and blacks, plus her insistence that she is a victim and should be allowed to discriminate because things have "always been that way". She can't even apologize....just blames people for trying to steal what she "worked for". Excuse me, who did the work? Not only her, that's for sure!

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Ms Deen never admitted to being wrong nor did she apologize - at least not on the "Today Show" that I watched.

"It's not our place to determine sincerity. That's up to God."

Heavy sigh! What claptrap.


Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Voiceof Reason

Our judgments are the only ones that will ever be made, if there is no god. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make the difficult calls about what is acceptable or unacceptable behavior. The fact that we won't always get it right, as fallible humans, doesn't excuse us from making the effort.

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Article comment by: Charles & Pamala Forsyth

This Is A Tough One To Answer But I Thank That The Way People Are Living Now Days Is Why Things Like This Are Happing Around Us Every Day. And just Maybe If More People Would Bring Christ Into There Lives A Little Bit More Often Maybe Things Like This Wouldn't Happen.

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Article comment by: THIS BLOG

While I agree with the basic content of this blog- one resounding question keeps bouncing around my head is the fact that humans refer to each other (blacks, included) by less than polite names do you think it is really something that God has to worry about? I think his plate is likely filled with much more important trivia such as: wars, famine, drought and health issues. I doubt HE cares a lot whether I refer to myself as a "white" or a "cracker" or , whatever. Let's put things into proper perspective and let go of the oh! so proper politically correct nonsense. Most likely, no one is guilt free in that department and it is not anyone's business to try to save the entire world from name calling. Put your efforts elsewhere so you can truly help your fellow man.

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Ms Thurlow

“Finally, I watched a video clip as Paula Deen made a tearful apology on the Today Show.”

I have no idea what “Today Show” you watched, but Ms Deen MADE NO apologies whatsoever and dodged direct questions about what she had done and said during her interview with Matt Lauer.

“Paula Deen has asked for forgiveness, and who are we not to grant it to her?”

Nope, she has done no such thing, so we are not in a position to grant her anything.

“It's not our place to determine sincerity. That's up to God.”

Huh? What in the heck does that even mean?


Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Article comment by: Just to let you know

Roxanne just wanted to point out you may educate yourself about the Paula Dean affair and you need only read the fine informative article from Alan. Your lack of effort to do much needed research has allowed you to pen an uninformed article due solely to ignorance. Now my god finds this type of behavior as failing the Ten Commandments. (Deuteronomy 17:2-5).

Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

I love Paula Deen's recipes. I once read her life story. When young, she suffered from agoraphobia and could not leave her home for years.

With two boys to raise, she overcame it, started making dainty little sandwiches, etc for a shop and that was the start of her hard work to become what she is today.

The oddity about this all (or maybe not so odd) is that rappers say the n word all the time and noone says anything about it. Don't you know a lot of these black people who do use the n world all the time are cracking up laughing at this one.

I am tired of Paula crying on camera however. Instead of crying, she should have told Matt Lauer to go jump in the creek, like he is so perfect.

She simply should have said it was 30 years ago, she is sorry she said it and moved on. Maher called Down's Syndrome children retards. Nothing happened to him at all. For me, that is worse.

Her cook book sales are #1 today however since this ordeal. Paula Deen fans won't desert her.




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