If you haven’t been following the Roman Polanski rape scandal – and the scandal at this point is not that he drugged and raped a child thirty-some-odd years ago, but that people today would like to see him evade justice – then a brief sum-up can be found here.
But I’d like to address the concept that because the victim forgave him, we should, too.
“It seems to me very odd that America, which calls itself a Christian country, is so entirely lacking in the ability to forgive,” says Harwood, who also collaborated with Polanski on Oliver Twist.
That’s not how it works. Not in our judicial system, and not within the confines of Christianity. [Read more...]