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Ted Williams' journey finally brings him back to mom | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 87 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 7, 2011, titled Ted Williams' journey finally brings him back to mom | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Wearing the same camouflage jacket from his recent days of homelessness, Ted Williams supplied the opening voiceover for the Today show yesterday and joked with the hosts about the madness of his past two days.

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#85 Jan 13, 2011
just wanted to read the posts
bosco

Columbus, OH

#86 Jan 13, 2011
Watch the movie "Meet John Doe". Frank Capra directed, Starring Gary Cooper & Barbara Stanwyck. It's a good movie and tends to tread the line of Mr. Williams. He is up against some vicious people only looking out for themselves and ratings. I still wish him well and hope he stays strong.
Jerry Hagen

Haines City, FL

#87 Jan 13, 2011
Please give this message to my Brother in the Lord - Ted Williams: America loves you Ted! Those of us who also love the Lord and have been helped by Him also love you and want you to succeed this time - this is your 2nd chance! Some of us don't like the way some have tried to "help" you - like Dr. Phil! He was wrong to make you confront your family and put you into that toxic environment with your bitter daughter on his show. We also were disappointed in how Dr. Phil tried to surprise you with his "aw shucks" type of ultimatim that you go directly with his representative to his treatment center in Texas! He said he cares about you but look what he's exposed you to and what's happened to you as a direct result of meeting with him and being on his program?!! Look at the way Dr. Phil used "guilt" and "blame" to verbally beat you over the head and psychologically bully you into going to Texas on his show tonight? Dr. Phil made you feel very uncomfortable and rightfully so! No one should be needled like that! It was not only unfair it was unkind! There are those who really care about you and understand your Love for our Lord! Try contacting the Salvation Army Officers in charge of your local Rehab Facilities there in Columbus! They are ordained ministers of the Gospel and they are knowledgable about helping honest seeking people like you! Call on an Evangelical Church for help! We will help you! And not twist you up like a pretzel and try to pick at you and humiliate you like Dr. Phil did on national tv! There is good help out there Ted! Don't let the wolves get you! They are already trying to take you down! Enough! Keep the Faith and Cry out again to God! Get a 2nd Opinion from the Church and a Bible-Believing Pastor! God bless you, Ted! Love in Christ! Jerry H.
Jerry Hagen

Haines City, FL

#88 Jan 13, 2011
I am very disappointed in the way Dr. Phil conducted himself tonight on national television in his interview with the former homeless convert Ted Williams! Dr. Phil badgered Ted and brow-beat him pschologically with such a intense, ferocious "guilt trip" in order to coerce Ted to leave immediately to fly off to Texas to the isolation and seclusion of Dr. Phil's treatment facility ... that it was frankly, shocking! Is that the way for a professional psychologist to behave??? I have never seen anything like it!! It was pure psycholocial bullying! And, then, all of the pscho-babble about Dr. Phil's "caring" and all ... nonsense! Look at what Dr. Phil did to Ted already? Put him under an intensive guilt-induced rehash and public humiliating confession of every private sin he'd ever committed in front of a national audience and then rubbing it in his face and lecturing him ad finium about it before the whole world? That's caring?... Taking suspect and possible false allegations and bitter attacks about Ted public and confronting him with these sensational stories by surprise ambush in front of a camera rolling with little time for explanation or rebuttal! And to air it all before all of America! Is that caring? One thing you can be sure of ... when Dr. Phil prefaces his awe-chucks question with an apologetic "I don't mean to do this ...", the next thing out of Dr. Phil's mouth will be doing exactly what he just said he wasn't trying to do!!! Does Dr. Phil think we're stupid, or what? Then, to put Ted into the toxic environment of his estranged x-wife and bitter family members fresh off the street without therapy or professional assistance first - to parade Ted in front of the tv cameras again - on his Dr. Phil Show - for ratings?... for what??? Was that caring??? I cannot believe what I have seeing ... before our very eyes ... Dr. Phil started by saying that Ted would soon see his 15 minutes of fame ending and that he would have others going after him to pick him to death once he was successful ... well, yeah, Dr. Phil, just look at what you've done! In three days on your program - you've done nothing but pick, pick, pick at and sabatoge Ted!... all the while with your smooth accent and phony smile leaning in his honest, trusting, but needy face ... while you twisted the knife in his back to get him in your pocket and under your control in front of the biggest audience of all - the whole world was watching ... and you KNEW that Dr. Phil! Shame on You! That is not good psychology! That is cruel! Cruel! I just pray that a true caring agency like the Salvation Army will reach out to rescue Ted and give him a True 2nd Chance!
Derrick

Wake Forest, NC

#89 Jan 20, 2011
Don’t get me wrong I love the fact that Ted Williams is using his Gift. I think the better story is that we all have Gifts from God and when we utilize them they will make room for us just like the Guy with the Golden Voice.

Learn Your Gift Today: http://www.MilestoneMotivation.com/gifts
Theres a fly in my soup

Leominster, MA

#90 Jan 20, 2011
Jerry Hagen wrote:
I am very disappointed in the way Dr. Phil conducted himself tonight on national television in his interview with the former homeless convert Ted Williams! Dr. Phil badgered Ted and brow-beat him pschologically with such a intense, ferocious "guilt trip" in order to coerce Ted to leave immediately to fly off to Texas to the isolation and seclusion of Dr. Phil's treatment facility ... that it was frankly, shocking! Is that the way for a professional psychologist to behave??? I have never seen anything like it!! It was pure psycholocial bullying! And, then, all of the pscho-babble about Dr. Phil's "caring" and all ... nonsense! Look at what Dr. Phil did to Ted already? Put him under an intensive guilt-induced rehash and public humiliating confession of every private sin he'd ever committed in front of a national audience and then rubbing it in his face and lecturing him ad finium about it before the whole world? That's caring?... Taking suspect and possible false allegations and bitter attacks about Ted public and confronting him with these sensational stories by surprise ambush in front of a camera rolling with little time for explanation or rebuttal! And to air it all before all of America! Is that caring? One thing you can be sure of ... when Dr. Phil prefaces his awe-chucks question with an apologetic "I don't mean to do this ...", the next thing out of Dr. Phil's mouth will be doing exactly what he just said he wasn't trying to do!!! Does Dr. Phil think we're stupid, or what? Then, to put Ted into the toxic environment of his estranged x-wife and bitter family members fresh off the street without therapy or professional assistance first - to parade Ted in front of the tv cameras again - on his Dr. Phil Show - for ratings?... for what??? Was that caring??? I cannot believe what I have seeing ... before our very eyes ... Dr. Phil started by saying that Ted would soon see his 15 minutes of fame ending and that he would have others going after him to pick him to death once he was successful ... well, yeah, Dr. Phil, just look at what you've done! In three days on your program - you've done nothing but pick, pick, pick at and sabatoge Ted!... all the while with your smooth accent and phony smile leaning in his honest, trusting, but needy face ... while you twisted the knife in his back to get him in your pocket and under your control in front of the biggest audience of all - the whole world was watching ... and you KNEW that Dr. Phil! Shame on You! That is not good psychology! That is cruel! Cruel! I just pray that a true caring agency like the Salvation Army will reach out to rescue Ted and give him a True 2nd Chance!
In Williams own words "IT is a life or death thing for me to take a drink or use drugs." He was drinking with his family and needed help according to his daughter. That is enough reason to be stern and get him help he needed. He probably doesn't even have to pay a dime for this. So you want to criticize someone for getting treatment for an addict? You think treatment is cruel? I'm just shaking my head at the ignorance of this rant.
Ted Williams

Mims, FL

#91 Jan 24, 2011
Dear Ted Williams the Golden Voice,

We are RJ4L. Go Check out RJ4L new song "Homeless Man." The song is Dedicated to Ted Williams the Golden Voice. It tells the story of Ted Williams. Listen and commit to let us know what you think. You can find the song on youtube at
. Also forward this email to all of the people on you contact list. Thank you and God bless.

Our Ministry is called RJ4L. It means Representing Jesus For Life. The members of our group consist of brothers Josh and Bryant, and their close friend’s Manny and Sergio (who we consider our brothers). We sing and write all kinds of Christian music, but we specialize in Christian Hip Hop/RnB. We have also written some Latin, Reggae, Rock, and we are working on a lot of Praise and Worship songs. We have one CD and we are working on our next CD. We look at the world today and it is so sad to see how bad off we are. This is what motivates us to do the music that we do. We have seen and live in a world where people are hooked on drugs, are having their families torn apart, use pornography, devoted to prostitution, jobless, homeless, or whatever else the issue is.

We wake up every day devoting our lives to make our music. We share the gospel hoping to bring others away from their old ways. We introduce them to God who can change their life for the better. We hope and pray that we can be a help to others and show them the way to Salvation. We want to reach out to as many people as we can. We saw contacting you would be a good opportunity to do that. We are a group that has been together for three years, but we just got serious in the past year. We have been able to minister to many churches around Florida and Tennessee. We are just starting so we don’t have any songs on the radio and not a lot of people know who we are, but it’s not about others knowing who we are… It’s about others knowing who God is and coming to know Him as their personal Savior.

We wanted to know, if there is any way that you would be able to help us further our Ministry that God has blessed us with. If it be Encouragement, Advice, or whatever God lays on your heart to do, please contact us. You can reach me Bryant on my personal email [email protected] Our MySpace info for the group is http://www.myspace.com/representingjesus4life . Our Email is [email protected]

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. The Good Book say’s in (Philippians 4:13) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You and God Bless.
LOVE,
RJ4L

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