USA Today: March 27, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

Jason Sattler, pulling no punches in USA Today:

The right’s fixation on abortion and health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people —while ignoring the moral aspects of adultery — is especially baffling considering that Jesus actually mentions adultery, over and over, but never clearly states his views of gay marriage or the morning-after pill.

This hypocrisy isn’t new but it’s never been more obvious.

When Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which seemed to allow businesses in Indiana to deny service based on religious beliefs, no one worried that adulterers wouldn’t be able to get a wedding cake.

Taking a stand against adultery was easy when it was a Democratic president. But the  right’s obsession with abortion, gay rights and other “sins” that straight white men generally aren’t inclined or even biologically able to commit reveals something very dark about religious conservatives: They’re fierce defenders of their right to force their religion on their perceived enemies, and only their enemies.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is allowed to get away with what appears to be serial adultery (as well as his many other alleged offenses against women), smoothed over with money, lies and lawsuits, instead of humility and repentance.

Mike Pence made this all possible, and he should be ashamed of himself.

Sattler also points out that support among white evangelicals has gone up 6% since the Stormy Daniels kerfuffle began. Don’t know what what to call that other than hypocrisy.

Mr. Sattler said it best, so I’m just going to leave it here today, with a hearty “hear hear!” to the entire article.


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