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I’m Sorry – I Can’t Hear You!

12 Apr

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think just about everyone knows someone who on Sunday asks God for forgiveness for their sins, and then on Monday begins to do once again the things that drove them to the confessional in the first place. Very often these are the people who wear their moral values on their sleeve, and want everyone else to live by them. That is, everyone but themselves.

Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives is one such person. In his days as Speaker, Newt lead the impeachment process against former president Bill Clinton based upon his affair with Monica Lewinsky. To Newt this was the epitome of moral degradation.

Being morally indignant only works if there are no skeletons in your own closet. Otherwise it smacks of hypocrisy. Unfortunately for Newt this was the case.

While married to his first wife Newt was having an affair with his second wife. He divorced number one to marry number two. While he was leading the push for President Clinton’s impeachment for moral impropriety he was having an affair with Callista, who in 2000 became wife number three.

But then when he was running for president last year he changed his religion and found God. Because of my spiritual beliefs I will never question a man’s belief in a higher power. In fact, I suggest everyone strengthen their own relationship. No, the only thing that offends me is hypocrisy. And, old Newt has plenty of that.

Note to Callista; I’d be keeping a close eye on Newt. It’s about that time again.

With Love,