Joining the Chorus?

I’m sure I’m not the first to post on this, nor the last, and I hate even the thought of jumping on bandwagons, but I feel like sharing with you my thoughts on Governor Sanford of South Carolina.

You lied and you cheated.  Yeah, sure, so have a lot of us, but you choose to make morality a big part of your public identity. As a congressman you voted to impeach President Clinton because of moral matters.

We ALL run the risk of coming down hard on people who publically suffers from silmilar predilections that we manage, for a time, to keep private.

I hope and pray that people now won’t line up to condemn  Gov. Sanford as many will allege he did to others.  It isn’t “do unto others as they have done unto you, ” but rather “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

There are none of us without sin; and therefore none of us left to cast the first stone.

4 thoughts on “Joining the Chorus?

  1. I don’t think this article from CNN was written with a specifically religious view point in mind, but reading it, I definitely feel that this is what a good Christian response to the situation would be:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/06/25/bregman.sanford/index.html?eref=rss_politics

    Essentially, he says to save your outrage for things that really matter – like Iran or Darfur. Instead, we should empathize with Sanford and understand that it was not one big stupid decision but many smaller decisions that were neither smart nor stupid until suddenly they were. Also, we should empathize with his family, the mystery women, the press etc. And, finally, he says to hold Sanford accountable with compassion, not pitchforks.

    • Ow – point taken! But then I imagine asking that conversationally rather than wagging my finger in his face. Does that make a difference? I don’t know.

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