In my post yesterday about Victoria Osteen, I neglected to mention that Sharon Brown, the flight attendant suing Ms. Osteen, is also asking for an apology. Apparently Ms. Osteen’s demanding behavior resulted not only in this alleged assault, but a 2 1/2 hour delay for the flight, the Osteens not being permitted to remain on the flight, and a $3000 fine from the FAA. We all know how these things can get out of control, and how those who provide care for others are often treated poorly.
The demand of an apology is a demand that one being treated as inferior be recognized as having value.
Too often, today’s apologies fall far short of that. I’ve written about the apologies of Michael Vick, Larry Craig, John Hagee, the producers of Desparate Housewives, Bill Belichick, Southwest Airlines, and Mattel.
Only time will tell about the nature of any apology from Victoria Osteen.