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I think some things are being conflated. Botham Jean’s brother has every right to hug, forgive, and grieve in any way he sees fit.

But his personal decision to extend forgiveness does not absolve this woman of what she’s done.

Forgiveness & absolution are two different things.
Someone making the decision to forgive you does not mean you are no longer accountable for what you’ve done.

It also doesn’t mean that all other ppl should be expected to engage in forgiveness the same way.

Botham’s brother experienced a tragedy & did what felt right for him.
The brother of Botham Jean is the last person who should be subjected to derision right now. The very last.
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