Before introducing Charles Colson, the host of a popular news interview program played a taped telephone message by two Christians who had fallen into sin. It was an attempt to embarrass Colson and make ineffective anything he would say. Knowing this, Colson responded with fervor: "There have been some dreadful mistakes but why judge all Christians by the few who abuse their positions? There are 350,000 churches across America where people's spiritual needs are being met. Thousands of missionaries are living in conditions you and I couldn't. Thousands of volunteers are working in prisons, soup kitchens, and rescue missions. That's the church in action."