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Bill Cosby, 81 sentenced to Prison: Are You Merciful?


NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Victoria Valentino was so overwhelmed with emotion on Tuesday afternoon that she began to shake.

Bill Cosby, the man she alleges drugged and raped her in 1969, was finally going to prison.

"There's so much emotion going on, I don't know whether to laugh, cry or dance," Valentino said outside the courthouse here after Cosby, 81, was sentenced to three to 10 years.

The women in the Cosby case were dancing and crying for joy because the 81 year old was sentenced to jail on yesterday...

Speaking outside the courthouse, Bernard hailed what she characterized as a "new day in rape culture, a new day in the women's movement, a new day for feminism." She also applauded the judge in the case.

"We're glad the judgement day has finally come for Mr. Cosby," Allred said.

(Article from Christianity Today DEREK RISHMAWY AUGUST 20, 2018 )

I hate to admit it, but vindictiveness comes easily to me. Recently, I was online for less than two minutes before I found myself relishing an opponent getting publicly mocked. He had said something particularly and typically foolish, so he surely deserved it. Right when I was going to pile on, Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Plain came to mind: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).


Are we merciful even to people who have harmed us? Think about it!


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