Did O.J. Simpson get true justice? Did the American people? That is the question that O.J.'s release is bringing up in everyone's minds. His murder case was one of the most famous for those of us 30 and up, and a large portion of the public didn't feel he should be acquitted of his wife and lover's murder.
So when Simpson got put in prison for an attempted robbery at gunpoint, some felt that justice had made its way back around to him. But now after nearly a decade in prison, O.J. is being released. And many are upset, feeling that the former football star didn't serve enough time. Many are thinking of the crime they feel he really committed (and didn't serve for), instead of the robbery for which he actually did prison time.
Here, in a latest Facebook post, Franklin Graham comments on this very idea of past guilt and current (and future) forgiveness.
ABC News shared that during his parole trial, "Simpson told the commissioners today that he's missed a total of 36 birthdays with his children while behind bars, and hasn’t been there for their college graduations. If he were to be paroled, he said, he wants to spend as much time as he can with his family."
Upon approval, Simpson plans to leave Nevada (he sarcastically told the court he didn't think Nevada wanted him there anymore) and move to Florida, where most of his family lives. His older daughter was particularly moved during the hearing by the thought of having her dad free and able to spend time with the family after so many years apart.
What do you think of O.J.'s release and Graham's point that all of us have past sins that need forgiving? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!