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The ADL’s Passion for Mel

The Anti-Defamation League has formally accepted Mel Gibson’s apology for his anti-Semitic outburst last Friday. After calling Mel’s first attempt at apology “unremorseful,” the ADL has helpfully offered to take the “Passion of the Christ” creator up on his offer to meet with Jewish leaders. “Once he completes his rehabilitation for alcohol abuse, we will be ready and willing to help him with his second rehabilitation to combat this disease of prejudice,” the ADL says in a release.

Phew! It’s good to know that such a beautiful moment of interfaith cooperation can come out of a drunken-driving/anti-Jewish-ranting incident.

  • al biron

    ABOUT MEL GIBSON’S OUTBURST, HAVEN’T WE ALL SAID SOMETHING THAT HAS OFFENDED PEOPLE…WHITE,BLACK,ASIAN WHAT EVER COLOR????WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES,I HAVE AND AM SORRY ABOUT THEM BECAUSE AT THE TIME I DID’NT KNOW BETER,BUT NOW I DO AT 73 YEARS OF AGE, IWILL NOT CONDEM GIBSON…..LIKE JESUS SAID…YOU WHO HAVE NOT SINNED MAY THROW THE FIRST ROCK..AND JESUS WAS RIGHT,YES AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SEE AND ENJOY HIS MOVIES….GOD WILLING..>

  • elmo

    Good for ADL and good for Mel. Let’s hope some real reconciliation and healing takes place.>

  • Queen_Bee

    Good for Mel and good for the ADL for forgiving and moving on. As the first poster said, on a daily basis, I hear phrases that are un-PC such as “That’s so GAY!”, “I’m no Indian Giver!”, and “What a retard!” The persons aren’t intentionally being mean, they are just uneducated and not sensitized. Forgive and move on and take the higher road; the officer who heard the slurs has moved on.>

  • god_is_in_the_tv

    Wow – reading the comments to this post is like waking up back in junior high. “he didn’t mean nuthin by it” is hogwash.>

  • jude crox

    So, does anyone know what Mel said to offend the ADL???>

  • Scott

    Jesus didn’t die for your sins. The Jews did. And we continue to be crucified every day.>

  • dave

    what the hell you talking about scott… come down ok. just right the comment about MEl. ok!! “continue to be crucified” next comment plz>

  • Jessica

    I am Native American, and have yet to hear an apology from the great white father. Why make an issue out of something that will always be an issue.>

  • http://www.cirquelodge.com/ Rehab saved my life

    Maybe this is useful.>

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