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Former neo-Nazi to address US gay students

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  1. Naaah!!! Reformed or not. Who in their right mind would want to listen to someone who caused so much hurt in the first place.

  2. Wow, it’s impressive to see someone who’s followed an evil ideology turn their life around and atone for their mistakes so completely. Good for him. I always say that people who have committed wrong-doings should only be forgiven when they make amends, not when they merely stop (one of my criticisms against people who say I should give certain politicians a chance). Sounds like this guy has that down to a tee.

  3. Its very brave to admit when you are wrong, but to completely change ones stripes and advocate the opposite position to what you’d held for so long is very rough. As a former Christian, now Atheist, I know a little how that feels.

    Thank you!

  4. I bet he’s gay.

  5. Jock S. Trap 27 Sep 2010, 12:37pm

    It’s always good to hear people turn themselves around. I’ve known many people who have and when asked why just say “I grew up!”. That seems to be true of any age.

    I think people like this need to be heard and commended for having the strength to change and stand against what they believed. It’s people like Nick in comment 1 who really should stop for a second and think how is their own bitterness really any different to what this man used to believe. How are people like Nick, who refuse to forgive anybody anything really progressive. It’s as if you’d rather these people stayed hateful just so you can call yourself a victim of it.

    Grow up! You stay in your time-bubble of bitterness but people do evolve and I for one would much rather that than your sense of stale victim mentality.

    I guess the question should be: Who really wants to listen to such unforgiving bitterness in the first place?

    Personally I’d rather hear from Tom “T.J.” Leyden!

  6. Nick, the answer to your question should be, “EVERYONE”.

    Some of the most powerful and effective people in the fight against hate are former haters.

  7. “It takes a rare kind of wisdom to accept change and redemption in another; many would refuse, seeing only what was, not what is.” -Citizen G’Kar

  8. @Bill Babylon 5 on Pink News?!?!!? I love it

  9. It’d be interesting if Pinknews had some more details of why he changed his opininos (y’know, besides the obvious that the movement is horrendously hateful).

  10. I agree with Nick and dean. The man should be behind bars for recruiting and spending 15 years as an active antisemite, antihomo, antiblack. Not making a living out of it now he’s ‘changed his mind’.

  11. Leo, you’re fast becoming the bitterness and stupidity he once was.

    Let it go and just be thankful one got away. He sure seems to be.

    Good for him I say. What a great story.

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