He's the authority because he just got out of rehab.
"People can make things right with a judge but that doesn't mean they can make it right with God. On the other hand, judges don't always pass the right judgment themselves. God is the ultimate judge, and he judges us based upon what he sees and knows — not man! I think we all know that all too well. For those who don't, I feel sorry for them."
Oh wait, he said more? Okay:
"I've been there myself and Lindsay is there now. We all sit in God's cross hairs, while standing at each crossroad of our life. We have a choice to make and then God will be — and is — the ultimate judge. I'm not worried about Lindsay drinking or doing drugs. I'm still concerned about her because of any prescription medication doctors might have her on. She never needed them before, especially when she was at her best, so why does she need them now? It appears that she is on the right path, and if she gets on the right path with God, he will hold the final gavel for her.”
Is he done?
Yes, yes he's done.
He needs to realize that all of that is her decision — it's completely up to her to choose a path to recovery and forgiveness. If she wants to be forgiven by the state and leave it at that, that's her choice!
We're glad religion has worked for you, though! Let's hope it sticks!
[Image via WENN.]