Before I was born, Charles Colson was President Richard Nixon’s special counsel and a fairly ruthless political operative. Due to his involvement with Watergate, he spent seven months in prison.
His story in evangelical circles is similar to St. Paul's. He became a born-again Christian and devoted his life to ministering to prison inmates. We're talking about 40 years of laboring in love to inmates.
All this would make for a wonderful media story except for the fact that Colson is conservative. Like, a real conservative. So in the mind of many media elite, he's still not redeemed.
Colson is near death as I write this. Here's how the Washington Post is remembering him:
Charles Colson, Watergate figure who proposed firebombing Brookings, said near death
Please keep Colson and his family and friends in your prayers. You may want to offer one up for the folks at the Washington Post, too.