Skip to comments.Student Makes Mockery of Court Arranged Apology For Destroying Pro-Life Display
Posted on 09/05/2006 4:23:20 PM PDT by wagglebee
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, September 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) In May this year, a group of pro-life students at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) set up a display of white crosses to memorialize those children killed in the US by abortion. Such displays are popular with student groups as an affordable means of emphasizing the loss of life brought about by abortion, and are often vandalized by abortion supporters.
True to form, a feminist professor incited a group of students to destroy the Northern Kentucky University display and its accompanying sign. Unlike Canada, however, the story at NKU has a happy ending for the pro-life advocates. The professor, Sally Jacobsen, was removed from her position as head of the womens studies program and briefly faced charges of solicitation, criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking.
The students she led have, as a condition of having criminal mischief charges dropped, agreed to write letters of apology to the campus pro-life group, Northern Kentucky Right to Life (NKRL). The letters were to be published in the Northerner, NKU's campus newspaper. Three letters have been published so far. One was a straightforward apology as per the court agreement.
A public apology, however, was apparently too tempting a venue for the other two campus abortion activists, especially Michelle Lynn Cruey, to resist. While one paragraph contains a clear apology though not for having committed the act the rest of Cruey's letter is an undisguised reprimand to the pro-life group for having dared to make a statement against abortion.
Cruey wrote, I am regretful and sorry for any discomforting emotions my actions may have aroused.
She goes on to lecture the pro-life group saying, I did not only feel remorse and sorrow for those unborn, but pain and sympathy for the mothers who for whatever reason felt as though they had no other choice but to use this practice. I also felt anger that religion, my own forgiving faith, appeared to be persecuting these women instead of offering refuge. Surprisingly, I discovered I was not alone in my disapproval.
Cruey ends her letter with, Our religious views and salvation are not tools to condemn and turn our backs, but are tools to help love and lead by our own understanding and forgiveness."
The letter by student Heather Nelson is also more of a justification for her actions. She does eventually end her letter with, 'I again apologize to those who were offended or hurt by my actions."
See the three letters
Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Kentucky Literature Prof Removed for Vandalizing Pro-life Display
Charges Dismissed Against Kentucky Prof Who Vandalised Pro-Life Display
another psycho professor on the lecture circuit bump.
"It's too bad other people are upset by my actions. Get over it."
Hey, how about trying the aspirin squeezed between your knees next time?
Forward the letters to the judge. Let him or her decide if they are truly apologies or not.
Forgiveness for what?
just can't apologize for what they've done ... only for any hurt feelings ... maybe future politicians ?
Feminazis...be afraid..be very afraid.
Reinstate the original charge. They had their opportunity. Let them go to trial and see how much fun and games it is.
Forced apologies are always ridiculous.
Even as a child when I was forced to apologized, I never meant it when I didn't think what I did was wrong.
What a forced apology is, for someone who thinks he was right, is merely a display of power. In other words, because you can hurt me, you can force me to lie to your face that I am really sorry to have done x or y. Of course, I am NOT sorry, at all, but by lying to you, we have performed our little dance, and you have asserted your superior power over me by forcing me to lie to you so that you'll get off my back. Now you'd better watch yours, because I will not forget or forgive. And once the wheel of power turns, I will get you back.
"I also felt anger that religion, my own forgiving faith, appeared to be persecuting these women instead of offering refuge. Surprisingly, I discovered I was not alone in my disapproval."
Why do these ghouls talk about faith? If they are comfortable with murder then they should say that.
The "progressive" notion of Free Speech = shouting down those with whom they disagree.
"personally felt that having crosses on a public campus that represented aborted fetuses was not appropriate. I thought that I was demonstrating my first amendment right to protest against these crosses. I was reassured by my professor, and other NKU faculty, that we were demonstrating this right by taking down the crosses."
"I again apologize to those who were offended or hurt by my actions."
Sincerely, Heather Nelson
She thought she was demonstrating her first amendment right by destroying someone else's work and property? How did this girl get into a university, LOL!
Second, her comment that she didn't think it was appropiate to have these crosses sickens me. Basically what she is saying is "Don't put this in our face, we don't want to think about it!"
Her apology doesn't look very genuine either. Had a group of Christians done something like this to a pro-abort group they would have been thrown in jail and the liberal media would have labeled them as "religious kooks!"
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