When I started this blog back in 2006 (then it was hosted on Blogger) it was mainly my thoughts on life, theology, ministry and current events… it has morphed to something bigger than that and while the topics have changed considerably, the perspective/worldview from which I (and my contributors) write has not changed – we unapologetically look at culture, current events and politics from distinctly Christian point of view and we do strive to be Christ-like when we post. That tether has helped me on a variety of occasions to measure my words.
Do I do that perfectly? Of course not, I am man with clay feet. I still battle with my flesh, (Romans 7:21-25) just like any Christ-follower does.
Yesterday’s post is an example in which I failed. I think the question that made up the title of the post is a fair one – “What really happened to HF 153?” It is a question I should have asked first privately before writing about it publically. While I have disagreed with State Representatives Kim Pearson, Tom Shaw, and Glen Massie (and The FAMiLY Leader) on their lack of support of the late-term abortion ban I have tried to be civil. There was nothing civil about yesterday’s post.
I insinuated that we were mislead. I have no basis for that. I had made an assumption about the future of HF 153, and I failed to check it out. This post should not have been written until I had the information needed. Representative Pearson as well as House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer have been very accessible and I should have asked respectfully why HF 153 didn’t make it out of committee and what will the “new form” of the bill look like.
I spoke with Representative Pearson and Majority Leader Upmeyer last night and apologized, they were both extremely gracious. Since this was public I feel that my apology should be public as well. Representatives Pearson, Massie and Shaw, I am sorry that maligned your character, I had no basis that your intent was to mislead. I am very sorry and hope that you would forgive me. We may not always agree, but you should expect better conduct from me. Representative Upmeyer, I also insinuated that perhaps you (collectively as leadership) didn’t follow through on a possible deal that was made on HF 153. Again I had no basis for that, I also would like to apologize to you as well.
I also believe I need to apologize to you, my readers, you deserve better than what you got from me yesterday. I am truly sorry.
I will strive to do better.