Moral Contradictions

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Vote adultery for President?

Big Daddy Weave has an excellent post up about how adultery is becoming more accepted. He details how both Rudy Giuliani and John McCain left their wives for different women. McCain left his wife after she raised their children while he was a POW in Vietnam and married a 25 year old woman and used her family's money to launch his career.

BDW asks "After impeaching Bill Clinton - are the Republicans ready to nominate a confessed adulterer???? Will the Evangelical-wing of the GOP support the candidacy of a cheating man???"

Call me old-fashioned, but isn't "thou shalt not commit adultery" a commandment?

With all this hype of saving marriage from homosexuals, maybe efforts should be focused on strengthening traditional marriage. How strong is marriage these days when folks like Rudy Guiliani have been married four times?

Are we focusing on a speck and ignoring the 2x4 in our own eye?

My feelings about gay marriage are mixed - I may never find an opinion that I'm 100% comfortable with - but I am sure that adultery is doing more harm to marriage than it gets credit for and I believe it's time conservatives start recognizing that fact.

Not doing so presents a moral contradiction and merely equates one sin higher than another.

3 Comments:

  • Yeah, the Adultery Caucus is certainly the dominant force in the GOP.

    And what color is the sky on your planet?

    By Blogger James Young, at Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:00:00 AM  

  • Wow, you definitely come off quite bitter - I can see why you don't get my point.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:38:00 PM  

  • Good post, Nathan. The focus on gay marriage takes people's eyes off the ball. We should be more concerned about the number of marriages that end in divorce (somewhere near 50%). Maybe we should amend the constitution to say you can't get divorced.

    Oh wait. Who's going to propose that? Certainly not someone who has been divorced. How many of those do we have in Congress?

    By Blogger Vivian J. Paige, at Friday, July 14, 2006 6:13:00 PM  

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