Calls Friend and Mentor "Inspiration to Millions, Invaluable Counselor to Leaders"
Contact: Matt Lloyd, 202-226-4379; Congressman Mike Pence ; Photo: Pence and Colson at a press conference in February 2008
ANDERSON, Ind., April 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- U.S. Congressman Mike Pence issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Charles "Chuck" Colson:
"In the passing of Chuck Colson, the earthly life of a consequential American has come to an end and I mark this day with a sense of personal loss. He rose to the heights of political power and fell to the depths of disgrace, but in his fall, he found redemption in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Having been given a second chance, Chuck Colson devoted his life to carrying the Christian message of second chances to those in prison, and he saw countless lives changed by his compassion and example.
"His voice of moral clarity was an inspiration to millions of Americans and made him an invaluable counselor to leaders in government and business. I will always count it a privilege to have been able to call him my dear friend and mentor. His dedication to moral integrity, serving his fellow man and his steadfast faith have always and will always be an inspiration to me and my family. Karen and I offer our deepest condolences to Patty, the whole Colson family and to all who mourn the loss of Chuck Colson."