I just want to apologize to you. I took the keiki to Big Beach for the South Swell and I got upset when I saw you going topless in front of the ohana. I asked you to put your top on because you were in front everybody on the beach. You said no because “U.S. Law says she doesn’t have to.” I wasn’t talking about the law, I was talking about how you were affecting my ohana and the people around us. Then I got angry and said that your toplessness is “nasty and to put it on.” Then I went and talked to the lifeguard, but all he did was say that you were right about the law. So I just want to say that I’m sorry, that I didn’t represent the best Christian I could have been. I was not very respectful. I was worried about how my boys were looking at you–not as beautiful, as ke Akua created you, but only with lust. You didn’t deserve that, and hope you’ll forgive me.
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