Finally, evangelical leaders speak out on the president’s sexual mores and lies!

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Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization said, if a president “will lie to, or mislead, his wife … what will prevent him from doing the same to the American public?”

Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council, Republican presidential candidate in 2000, now president of American Values, a non-profit organization committed to defending life, traditional marriage, and equipping our children with conservative values reported his distress about the scandal dominating the headlines: “I walk around my home with the TV remote in my hand for fear that [my children] will come in the room when a story about the president comes on. [Thanks to the president] our kids have been taught that fidelity is old-fashioned, that adultery is the norm.”
Focus on the Family founder Jim Dobson lamented, “As it turns out, character DOES matter. You can’t run a family, let alone a country, without it. How foolish to believe that a person who lacks honesty and moral integrity is qualified to lead a nation and the world! Nevertheless, our people continue to say that the President is doing a good job even if they don’t respect him personally. Those two positions are fundamentally incompatible. In the Book of James, the question is posed, ‘Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring” (James 3:11 NIV). The answer is no.”

It’s about time these great spiritual leaders came to their senses and communicated their moral outrage against the president for his philandering and lying ways!

Oh wait. These men made these comments twenty years ago about then Democratic President Clinton and his philandering and lying ways! Oops!

FYI, all three of them are avid supporters of our present president in spite of his unbridled libido and shameless and unrepentant trash mouth. Double oops!

I guess party politics does play a teensy role in what some people choose to be outraged about. It begs the question:

How much do some so-called Christians actually care about biblical morals when they can so easily dismiss them when it’s their guy in the office philandering and lying?

As much as it pains me to out fellow believers, “Judgment begins in the house of God.” (1 Peter 4:17)

Once again embarrassed by association.

5 Replies to “Finally, evangelical leaders speak out on the president’s sexual mores and lies!”

  1. The only perfect leader would be Jesus, and the news/press today would definitely make a huge deal about him hanging out with prostitutes, infidels and thieves any way. We are told to pray for those in authority, and that’s what I think we should do, unless we think God made a mistake by allowing this government (and I’m not just talking about the president) to be in control now. I’m honestly confused. If you want a revolution, then we’ll need guns, which you are also against… so I am not sure what you want to happen. What’s your proposed solution? I am really interested to know.

    1. E, I’ll take each piece separately:

      “The only perfect leader would be Jesus”

      You probably wouldn’t say that to a female coworker who just told you that your boss was sexually harassing her… “You can’t expect him to be perfect. Only Jesus is perfect.”

      “and the news/press today would definitely make a huge deal about him hanging out with prostitutes, infidels and thieves any way.”

      Well, Jesus hung out with prostitutes but didn’t pay for sex with any of them.

      “We are told to pray for those in authority, and that’s what I think we should do”

      Yep, and I do everyday.

      “…unless we think God made a mistake by allowing this government (and I’m not just talking about the president) to be in control now. I’m honestly confused.”

      I’m confused too about the line you’ve drawn from praying for the president and God allowing this gov’t… I don’t think he made a mistake and in my understanding of theology I would need a definition of what you mean by him “allowing this gov’t.”

      I guess you could say that, since he created the world we live in, in one sense he’s “allowed” every genocide of millions, every death by the plague, every little girl that has been sexually molested, every baby that dies of malnutrition . . . Maybe in one way you could say he “allowed” these things, but obviously didn’t approve of them.

      In terms of prayer, my typical method of knowing how to pray and / or act in some way is to recognize where there is a dearth of God’s will and ask him to replace the dearth with his kingdom. That’s what “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth…” means. So because God “allows” something doesn’t mean he has no desire to change it or no intention of including us in the change.

      “If you want a revolution, then we’ll need guns, which you are also against…”

      Really now, just because we’re dissatisfied with the world or gov’t or school system or judicial system or… doesn’t mean we’re calling for “revolution” in the classic sense of the overthrow of what is at any cost. Even if I would call what I want a “revolution,” the most lasting and effective ones in history have been done non-violently and without guns…

      And just for the record, I’m not “against guns,” I’m just against certain types of guns that kill lots of people in a short amount of time and the ridiculous accessibility to those and other weapons wherever and whenever and whomever wants one.

      “so I am not sure what you want to happen. What’s your proposed solution? I am really interested to know.”

      Not sure if you’re asking what I want in general or in this particular article. In terms of this article, I wanted to expose the hypocrisy of these men, whose words many Christians swallow whole without chewing, who at least in this case, proved duplicitous. In general, I want Christians to act like Christians in such a way that non-Christians will become Christians and the world to be a better place as a result.

      We should have coffee sometime and discuss these things in person.

      Love you guys!

      1. Yes, coffee and a chat would be fun… maybe a glass of wine instead of coffee, so we are more mellow. Personally I am a bit fed up with the hatred Christians are spewing against each other over this issue. I am well aware that there is very little I can do to change it, other than pray and try to vote as consciously as I can. Funny enough, one of the books I am reading at the moment is this nifty little book called Reaching Rahab, written by a nifty pastor I know. The chapter I read last night has a paragraph that resonated with me: “Does it bother you that when they think about Christians a lot of people see us as ‘angry, judgmental, right-wing finger-pointers with political agendas’? You may not think this is a fair characterization, but it’s a reputation that, by association, is ours”.
        Guess I am done pointing fingers in my life, especially in the politics department. I have friends in just about every (legal) walk of life and hopefully they will get a tiny step closer to Jesus just because they know I love them just the way they are.
        On another note, I have found a few typos on the book (which I am really enjoying, by the way). Do you want to know where they are? Shall I email you?

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