Let Us Not Praise Some Famous Men

What is it with famous men? Why do so many of them seem to have a gene that causes them to humiliate their wives?

former Nevada Senator John Ensign
former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Now its former Senator Ensign and former Governor Schwarzenegger . . . but last year it was some ball player or another politician or an actor or a clergyman or evangelist. In a few months, or next week, it will be another one. And during this political campaign we’re going to have to endure a lot of speculation about former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

And lest you think this is limited to Republicans . . . think again. Men who are led around by their penises are found in all groups.

I’m gay so I tend not to run after women . . . but then I don’t run after men either. I love my husband too much, and I love myself too much, too.

There is something pathetic about a grown man acting like a teenager.

Fame or importance don’t excuse them. In fact, I think they are supposed to set an example. I am old-fashioned that way.

If you accept the mantle of leader, then part of the deal is to act like one. And a leader is a leader all the time, or he/she is not a leader any of the time.

Of course, if they admit wrong, God forgives them. I guess I do, too.

But I don’t forget.

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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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