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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 01:53 AM
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1. I have very close knowledge of this situation.
I believe that Colson did a "limited hangout" by pleading to a charge very early on in Watergate so that further public examination of himself would be quashed. He and Coe concocted up this scenario that took him out of prison and to a position of enormous power among evangelical America. Colson has been like a rock star among fundies. I've seen it first hand. His power base included a daily radio broadcast, bulletins in churches, speaking engagements, various publications and books, etc. Nearly every speaking opportunity begins with him saying: "When I was in the White House....." Millions of Americans donated tens of millions of dollars annually to Prison Fellowship.

I have always been concerned that Colson had the power to start a race war via his depiction of black men in prisons falling into Islam. It would be simple for the wingnuts to start this. A little fearmongering, the fuse.
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