I just heard about the death of Bob Sexton, the head of the Prichard Committee. Bob and I locked horns many times on education issues, since he was probably the leading advocate of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 and I was probably its loudest critic. But you could never question his sincerity, and whatever you think of the correctness of someone's positions, you've got to think that sincerity and dedication count for something, and Bob had these virtues in spades.
I don't know what Bob's spiritual state was when he died, but you pray in these cases the same thing you pray for yourself: that God might be merciful. And He is.
Requiescat in pace.