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A former member
Post #: 3
from 5/28/2010 issue of THE WEEK

'Family values' advocate resigns: Rep. Mark Souder, an evangelical Christian & outspoken advocate of abstinence before marriage, resigned his seat this week after admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer. Souder, who is 59 & married, had served in Congress since 1994. Multiple sources have identified the staffer as Tracy Jackson, a married woman who worked part time in his district office & made pro-abstinence advertisements with him at a local Christian radio station. Souder said he would focus on repairing his relationship with his wife & family, away from what he called the "poisonous atmosphere" of Washington. Indiana will hold a special election to fill Souder's seat.


I love it when a self-appointed defender of religious morals is caught in hypocrisy. It's great. The only incident funnier than this one, lately, was when Ted Haggard was caught in his liaison with Michael Jones. And if you're old enough, dear reader, you'll no doubt remember how the televangelist Jimmy Swaggart ended up. The question must be asked: Do these guys really think they can just keep doing that kind of thing & never get caught? Preach good old-fashioned "family values" while bending a secretary over one's desk three times a week, hiring escorts, &/or ingesting amphetamines while working & living in the public eye? It's priceless.
Steven J T.
user 12501049
Austin, TX
Post #: 1
It turns out that these types of events are only strengthening these zealots line of reasoning: "The liberal, poisonous environment of the world corrupts even the holiest and then it is god's work to bring them back to righteousness". Haggard is actually making a comeback now, after living his bisexual. speed fuled party life, now, he stands to become a millionaire. i am interested in discussing how to defend America from these xtian nationalists who are determined to take over.
A former member
Post #: 6
Eh, that is only true because said zealots start with a conclusion, so to speak. They start with the Christian truth-claims & then shoehorn in every single subsequent event to fit theological requirements. Thus, Haggard's fall "proves" their contention that it's secular culture's fault, not his own.

I'm interested in such discussion myself, as long as it leads to something. Should we bring this up at the next meet? I was only at one other meet prior (I'm new people), but one gentleman I met was into the activism.
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