Do Americans Still Believe in Repentance, Forgiveness?

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Congressman James Clyburn recently explained why he thinks his colleague, Rep. Joe Wilson, should have apologized on the House floor for yelling, "You lie," to President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress last week.

"None of us (are) perfect," Clyburn said. "We all make mistakes and we sometimes fall short of expectations, but when we do, proper contrition is expected."

Rep. Wilson did apologize for his outburst soon after Obama's speech.

"The president said the time for games is over.  I agree with the president," Wilson said. "He graciously accepted my apology and the issue is over."

Wilson, however, was not the only public figure to have to apologize for bad behavior in recent days.

An outburst by tennis player Serena Williams at the U.S. Open and the interruption by rapper Kanye West during the MTV Video Music Awards also drew negative comments.

Is this evidence that Americans have lost touch of the basic understanding of repentance and forgiveness?

CBN News spoke with lawyer and pastor Randy Singer about the recent distasteful behavior among us. Click play for his comments.

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