Right up there with Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ

July 13, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

Just listen to these accolades!

1.  “[Like Jesus] he was crucified by a government that mistreated him,”

2.  He did have a strong faith in God . . . And I’m glad he’s not in a position any more to be whipped by his enemy.”

3.  “He reached out to touch many people from many backgrounds … many economic levels … that included minorities like me.”  “[He] was neither black nor poor, but I’m angry because [he] was a victim of a lynching.”

4.  “The folks who don’t like him have had their say. I’d like to have mine … (Like Jesus Christ) he was crucified by a government that mistreated him.”

5.  “I cried when he was falsely convicted. One thing I know is he was innocent. [He] always took the high road and looked for the best in everyone.”

6.  He was “an exceedingly good man.”

7. He was “in many ways a great hero to me . . . he used the position to lift others up.”

Of whom were these people speaking?
A) Gandhi 
B) Dali Lama
C) Albert Schweitzer
D) Ken Lay

The correct answer is D.  These are things that were said of Ken Lay by family and friends who gathered at a memorial service on Wednesday to eulogize the Enron Corp. founder.  Former President George H.W. Bush was one of the many luminaries attending.

The Reverend Dr. Bill Lawson compared Lay with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, and said his name would eventually be cleared. 

Comment 1, by Reverend Dr. William Lawson.
Comment 2, by David Herrold, Lay’s stepson
Comment 3, by Reverend Dr. William Lawson
Comment 4, by Reverend Dr. William Lawson
Comment 5, by Ray Phillips, Lay’s brother-in-law
Comment 6, by Mick Seidl, longtime friend
Comment 7, by Reverend Steve Wende, pastor at First Methodist Church of Houston

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Or was he more like Robin Hood? See Here.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    Ken Lay, a kind and generous man? Well, of course he was. I'm sure it's easy to appear kind and generous when you've stolen $43.5 million and racked up $100 million in personal debt (http://cbs3.com/business/finance_story_186100510.html).

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