Dear Rebelutionaries: An Apology
It has come to my attention — through the loving rebuke and wise counsel of my father — that I included a careless falsehood in my recent response to Deputy Headmistress's comment regarding the original post about David Ludwig and Kara Borden. In it I wrote:
...[Y]ou will notice that I never claimed that either David or Kara were saved. My first reference to Christianity was to say, "David and Kara, you understand, are churchgoers, youth group attendees, from Christian families, with Christian friends." Later, I referred to them as "homeschooled teens from Christian families." However, I did not claim that they themselves were born again.This was not true. Though the post has been edited several times since it was first published — with the current version most clearly reflecting my conclusions on the matter — the original wording actually read, "David and Kara, you understand, are Christians, from Christian families..." This was soon changed, nevertheless, my claim that I had never labeled David and Kara as Christians was false. Even though I was not intentionally seeking to deceive, my statement was wrong — both literally and morally — and I ask all of your forgiveness.
I bring this up, not to spark a debate about David or Kara's salvation, but only to apologize for my lack of journalistic integrity. Although my response was not originally intended as a post, my failure to accurately represent the truth through my words certainly gave the appearance of dishonest revisionism — even while that was not my intention.
While small, this is still serious. Both the original post and my comment to Deputy Headmistress were accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. I want the apology to be as well. Even if nobody noticed, I would rather tell the world, and apologize, than to leave it unaddressed. Once again, please forgive me.
In closing, I would like to take this time to thank each of you for your faithful readership, encouragement, and support. Please remember us in your prayers. God bless you all!
A Debtor to Mercy, Alex Jordan Harris