It's always disheartening to see well-known Catholics behaving poorly. I am saddened to hear what happened when Mel Gibson was stopped for DUI.
The entertainment Web site TMZ posted what it said were four pages from the original arrest report, which quoted Gibson as launching an expletive-laden "barrage of anti-Semitic remarks" after he was stopped early Friday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
According to the report, in addition to threatening the arresting deputy and trying to escape, Gibson said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and asked the officer, James Mee, "Are you a Jew?"
Mel has issued a statement in which he apologized profusely:
In his statement, Gibson apologized for what he called "my belligerent behavior" when he was taken into custody.
"The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person," he said.
"I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse."
I have always liked Mel Gibson as an actor and director. I hope God gives him the strength to get the help he needs.