Comment: Forgiveness is not a "pardon"

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Forgiveness is not a "pardon"

You are taking that quote entirely out of it's context, and thus distorting the wisdom and teaching within it.

"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
-- Luke 17:3-4

The offer of forgiveness and the grace are "extended", but they do not become effectual without acknowledgment of one's sin and repentance of it.

Those who blatantly and brazenly LIE and do NOT repent, are not entitled to a blanket absolution or forgiveness.

Your theology of forgiveness is flawed, it is much like Mr. Huckabee's proposed "pardon" and eventual parole of Wayne Dumond.

IMO, and from the evidence I have seen (including the a copy of the original announcement/invitation for the event -- downloaded directly from the Alameda GOP website) -- this woman's statements are outright lies and distortions. If the journalists were worthy of the name, such evidence would have been placed directly before her as Nathan laid the truth before King David.

But regardless of whether the evidence is publicly placed before her, SHE already knows of it's existence, and therefore she knows that she is lying to the press and the public (but like most liars, she is doing so because she believes she will "get away with it") -- granting her a blanket "forgiveness" without the required acknowledgment of the lies is equivalent of handing her a blank check to repeat her actions again and again. This is both a Biblical and a human psychological truth.