Sorry God, there are some trespasses I simply cannot forgive

It might be too late, but I invite you to join me in expressing opposition to Lassen County murderer Joseph Shelton’s parole.

Let me be the first to admit I am a flawed person. As much as it pains me to say, I’ve made many mistakes in my life — some large, some small — lots of them. I have no doubt I will make more before I’m done.

I’m also reminded of the Lord’s words frequently shared by my evangelist grandmother — “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

According to my grandmother, those words mean God will forgive our sins to exactly the same extent we forgive the sins of others.

And to be sure, forgiveness is one of my life’s lessons to learn, and I believe I’m making some progress.

But I must admit as murderer Joseph Shelton appears to be on the march to freedom, I feel no mercy or compassion for him.

There are some trespasses that are simply too grotesque for me to overcome, and this is one of them, may God and my grandmother forgive me.

I’d appreciate it if you’d join me and expressing your dissatisfaction with the governor’s decision to seek Shelton’s parole.

Here’s his contract information
Governor Gavin Newsom, 1021 O Street, Suite 9000, Sacramento, CA 95814 — Phone: (916) 445-2841.

You also can reach him by email by visiting