I Forgive You Michael Vick...
"I VOW TO HELP MORE ANIMALS THAN I HURT"...
Recently, due to vicious threats on his life - AND THE LIVES OF HIS CHILDREN - Michael Vick was forced to cancel three public appearances in Atlanta...EVEN THOUGH: He never shunned responsibility for his heinous acts, showed sincere remorse - and continues to this day to publicly apologize for participating in and funding The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting ring...
- “I would go there to slit your throat knowing how you treat animals.”
EVEN THOUGH: He did the time and paid his debt to society...
- "Show up and die n*****!"
- "Hope your kids don’t fall in a pool with a battery.”
EVEN THOUGH: Dog fighting, and therefore - dog cruelty - have since been reduced BECAUSE of him.
- “I would snap your neck if I met you, you sick f***.”
Shall I go on?
LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE...
Please allow me to be clear: I DESPISED the SON-OF-A-BITCH when I heard what he had done!
I - like millions of other dog/animal lovers - loathed and reviled Michael Vick more than any words could possibly describe!
I was DISGUSTED that he wouldn't be rotting in Kansas's Leavenworth Prison forever and ever - and EVER - AMEN!
Upon his release after a twenty-one month incarceration - I believed that the perfect employment for Michael Vick would be scraping old bubble-gum off hot pavement - for minimum wage - FOR THE REST OF HIS WORTHLESS LIFE!
I was OUTRAGED when the Philadelphia Eagles risked their reputation - and arguably the future of the franchise - when they picked him up as a back-up quarterback!
I wanted him to SUFFER - with a CAPITAL SUFFER...
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- Every Day is Judgment Day!
When did good judgment become a bad thing?
- Education: Now - THIS Would Be a Curriculum!
Can you spell A-S-S B-A-C-K-W-A-R-D-S? If not - you're in good company!
- Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- NFL - Michael Vick's 548 days behind bars - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
For ESPN The Magazine's NFL preview, Seth Wickersham accounts in vivid detail how 548 days behind bars has shaped and reformed Michael Vick's life forever.
TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE....
But then - something began to change...
I LEARNED about Michael Vick's childhood growing up as one of four children in an inner-city housing development- known as 'The Projects' - in Newport News, Virginia.
What passed for 'NORMAL' in Michael's neighborhood was flying bullets, gang warfare, drug deals - and dog fighting!
I LEARNED that he started to read while incarcerated - finally understanding completely the global impact of his actions - and vowed to be a better man...
I LEARNED that he stopped agreeing wiith those who said that 'he didn't deserve to be there'..
Coincidentally, it was the same day that he began telling people that - indeed - he DID deserve to be there..
I LEARNED that he began reaching out to the President of the HSUS, Wayne Pacelle, while STILL behind bars - being rejected again and again before the humane society agreed to 'accept' his offer to bring awareness to the WIDE-SPREAD problem of dog fighting..
I LEARNED that he continues to fulfill said commitment OFTEN - all over the country and at his own expense..
I LEARNED that In October of '09 the Philadelphia Eagles launched "Treating Animals With Kindness" (TAWK), which provides grants to animal welfare organizations to protect animals...
And finally - I LEARNED to forgive!
No one can change the past, but - they can CHOOSE to create a better future.
Michael Vick has made that CHOICE!
CHOSEN to make a difference..
CHOSEN to give of his time and money..
CHOSEN to be a better man..
He could have CHOSEN otherwise.
Now...It's OUR CHOICE!