Simple Morality

Life is full of ironies.

As LGBT folks prepare to celebrate sexual integrity as manifested at Stonewall, another politician is caught in sexual hyprocisy.

Governor Mark Sanford
Governor Mark Sanford

Of course, Governor Sanford of South Carolina is not alone in trying to have it both ways. Senators get caught, other governors, too. I remember when the somewhat elderly Chair of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee–a real powerhouse in Congress–was brought down by his escapades in a fountain with an exotic dancer.

And it is not just straight folks, right? LGBT people have affairs, too.

But it is the sanctimonious, holier-than-thou attitude that leads to the irony: as a member of the U.S. House,  Governor Sanford voted to impeach President Clinton because he broke his promise to Hillary. 

The morality is pretty simple, whether you are Governor or locked up in jail, a millionaire or a pauper, straight or gay, Democrat or Republican, of any or no religion: don’t do something that hurts someone you love.

And, if you do, get on your knees right away, confess, ask for forgiveness, and let God change your life.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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