Tag: Nassar

Why we shouldn’t celebrate vigilante justice

Warning: the video contains graphic language.

Randall Margraves is the father of two daughters who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar, the convicted former U.S.A gymnastics doctor.

At his sentencing hearing this morning, Margraves asked the judge to speak. He then asked if he could have five minutes alone with Nassar. The judge said, “No sir,  I can’t do that.” He asked for one minute and the judge said, “You know I can’t do that, that’s not how our legal system…”

Sexual abuse victim preaches gospel at sentencing

It’s the best sermon I’ve heard in a long time. The truth and weight of her words were astounding.

Rachael Denhollander was one of the many victims of former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. His abuse of Denhollander started in 2000 when she was 15. Today, Denhollander is a lawyer, and was the first of his victims to come forward with his abuses.

Yesterday, she was the final person to speak at Nassar’s sentencing.

In our early hearings. you brought your Bible into the courtroom and you have spoken of praying for forgiveness. And so it is on that basis that I appeal to you. If you have read the Bible you carry, you know the definition of sacrificial love portrayed is of God himself loving so sacrificially that he gave up everything to pay a penalty for the sin he did not commit. By his grace, I, too, choose to love this way.