First off there is no shortage of hypocrisy when it comes to sexual scandals when it comes to the Democrat Party. If Clarence Thomas was a democrat, they would have closed ranks. If Bill Clinton was a Republican, democrats would tear them apart. This is one of the things I hate most about politics. It is the hypocrisy
My blog is about the religious right and the danger they pose to our country and my faith.
Jimmy Carter got into some trouble by saying in a Playboy interview that he lusted in his heart. In my previous blog I talked about my struggles with lusting in the heart. But this blog is about adultery. Adultery is such a sin because it is not just sexually immoral. It is a sin because it is a betrayal of a sacred trust. You are either betraying the person that you claim to love or you are betraying the spouse of the person.
I am going to write about two different people with two different sexual scandals and two totally different affects they have had on those who had them.
In 2006, I was an agnostic. I was sick of the religious right and Ted Haggard was the poster child of the religious right. Haggard was minister of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. He disseminated hate toward homosexuals all the while he was having his own homosexual affair. He repented and his life started anew. He is the pastor of St. James Church in Colorado Springs and a cool blog that I just subscribed to.
He came out a new man. A man who is full of the Holy Spirit and love of the Gospel.”and in the church nobody has the right to judge another, because we’re all judged by God equally. The church is the ultimate place of encouragement and acceptance, and strength.” His ministry turned from hate and fear to love and hope. The things that God gives us in abundance and as ministers and pastors it is our duty to share and help lead people back to Christ.
Now another sex scandal that came out and helped justify my unbelief. In 2007 Senator David Vitter’s phone number was one in a Washington D.C Madam’s “black book”. He took responsibility for his transgression and asked for repentance. But it didn’t seem to humble Sen. Vitter. He kept on speaking against same sex marriage and how it threatens the “sanctity of Marriage”.
He didn’t value the “sanctity of marriage” while he visited prositiutes. Again it is not the act that I am judging it is the blatant hypocrisy that these people who talk about “Christian family values”.
Now I support same sex marriage and if you want to know why I have a YouTube video on the subject at the end of this blog. But there are hundreds of same sex couples who the idea of having sex with someone other than their parter is a anathema to them.
This comes down to Trump. I don’t know where Haggard stands on Trump. I know where Vitter does. He is a staunch Trump supporter. A man who has three wives. Who is unrepentant about his affairs. There are accusations that Trump sexually harassed women, that he raped his then wife Ivana, and is accused of raping a 13 year old girl. Oddly enough that is a scandal that involves both Trump and Clintom
But I don’t want to think of the sexual scandals. They make me sick. I don’t know if they are true or false. I do know that Jerry Falwell Jr, Jim Dobson, David Vitter and the rest of the religious right that are supporting Trump would be attacking him if he ran as a democrat.
This hypocrisy justified by unbelief. I made the mistake of linking Jesus with people who claimed to serve Him. We need to speak out against hypocrisy. We need to show an unbelieving world that that does not represent Christ.
Matthew 5 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[e] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
and Matthew 5 31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[f] 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.