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Postby ST » Tue May 18, 2010 6:03 pm

Mark Souder is the latest politician to destroy his career – and possibly his family – by committing adultery. Rumors had been circulating about Souder’s adultery, but were not confirmed until Souder publicly admitted betraying his wife and announced he would resign from Congress.

Let’s not mince words here. What Mark Souder did was evil. He sinned against God and betrayed his wife. He shattered the trust that voters in northeast Indiana placed in him not only by committing adultery, but by committing adultery with a member of his staff. This raises huge ethical concerns, because of the power imbalance involved.

Nonetheless, I am impressed with his manliness and humility now that this has been discovered. Souder’s reaction reveals his character, his heart and his faith.

Souder did not shake his finger and proclaim “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” He did not pass the buck about “a series of failures” and shift blame to others.

Instead, Souder stood up like a man, said he sinned against God and his family, and announced he would resign within a few days. He did not bring his family on stage with him like most politicians do when they are admitting adultery. He said this is his failure and his alone and he should bear the shame alone.

It is not easy to stand up and admit your own failings, especially in such a public way. It takes a man to do that, something refreshing in a culture of boys. It is obvious that Souder is truly repentant.

Mark Souder is a Christian, and all Christians fail in some way. Sometimes, we fail in spectacular ways. While we are commanded to remain pure, our salvation does not require that believers do not sin. That is simply not possible. Christianity requires confessing your sin and relying on the shed blood of Jesus Christ to provide forgiveness. It’s easy to judge Mark Souder, but not so easy to recognize our own failings.(See Galatians 6:1.)

Souder did the right thing by stepping down from Congress. We should all pray for him that the Holy Spirit gives him the strength to remain pure and that he and his family are comforted during this difficult time.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby Muppethead » Tue May 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Well said, Scott.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby SJ » Tue May 18, 2010 6:12 pm

It's OK... if you're a Christian!
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby ST » Tue May 18, 2010 6:15 pm

SJ wrote:It's OK... if you're a Christian!


Show me where I said that. The literal, word-for-word text, with a link.

Do it. I dare you.

Troll.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby SJ » Tue May 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Scott Tibbs wrote:We should all pray for him that the Holy Spirit gives him the strength to remain pure and that he and his family are comforted during this difficult time.


Why shouldn't we pray for him to burn in Hell, or for God to give him cancer, like you do for other evildoers?

Sounds to me like it's OK... if you're a Christian!
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby ST » Tue May 18, 2010 6:23 pm

SJ wrote:Sounds to me like


So you admit that you cannot produce the literal, word-for-word text where I said what you claimed I said.

You are a liar. Not surprisingly, you post your lies while hiding behind a fake name like a coward.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby MFDP64 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:26 pm

Ya gotta wonder if Souder will continue to sneak a little of the...uh..."forbidden fruit", on the side, in spite of his "manly" confession.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby SJ » Tue May 18, 2010 6:31 pm

Scott Tibbs wrote:
SJ wrote:Sounds to me like


So you admit that you cannot produce the literal, word-for-word text where I said what you claimed I said.

You are a liar. Not surprisingly, you post your lies while hiding behind a fake name like a coward.


You need to get your eyes checked. There weren't any quotes.

Let's try this again:

Why shouldn't we pray for him to burn in Hell, or for God to give him cancer, like you do for other evildoers?

Sounds to me like it's OK... if you're a Christian!
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby SJ » Tue May 18, 2010 6:32 pm

MFDP64 wrote:Ya gotta wonder if Souder will continue to sneak a little of the...uh..."forbidden fruit", on the side, in spite of his "manly" confession.


It's OK... if you're a manly confessing Christian!
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby MFDP64 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:35 pm

SJ wrote:
MFDP64 wrote:Ya gotta wonder if Souder will continue to sneak a little of the...uh..."forbidden fruit", on the side, in spite of his "manly" confession.


It's OK... if you're a manly confessing Christian!


And not a bad looking (married) staffer too!

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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby ST » Tue May 18, 2010 6:37 pm

SJ wrote:Sounds to me like it's OK... if you're a Christian!


You're a liar and a coward. End of discussion.
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby MFDP64 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:43 pm

Except for this: LoL!
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby SJ » Tue May 18, 2010 6:46 pm

Scott Tibbs wrote:
SJ wrote:Sounds to me like it's OK... if you're a Christian!


You're a liar and a coward. End of discussion.


What discussion? I asked why you pray for some sinners and condemn others, and you petulantly stamp your feet and run away. Who's the coward and liar?
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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby Roving Karl » Tue May 18, 2010 7:06 pm

SJ wrote:
Scott Tibbs wrote:We should all pray for him that the Holy Spirit gives him the strength to remain pure and that he and his family are comforted during this difficult time.


Why shouldn't we pray for him to burn in Hell, or for God to give him cancer, like you do for other evildoers?


He said that about Kim Jong-Il, SJ.

He never said that about Clinton, or McGreavey, or Edwards, or many of the other Democrats who cheated on their wives.

Sounds to me like it's OK... if you're a Christian!


Get an IQ check.

All day long, it's been like this. I'd be scared too, if I were a Democratic cheerleader.

It's gonna be a frightful year for the Ds.


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Re: Another politician commits adultery

Postby Louie » Tue May 18, 2010 7:23 pm

The Raver's last sentence makes no sense in the context of the topic and even his own comment. Does it make sense to anyone else?
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