Sunday, November 05, 2006

I Am Stunned

I am absolutely amazed at the immense hypocrisy of evangelical so-called preacher who defends the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, who represent 30 million Christian conservatives, by blaming his wife.
Most pastors I know do not have satisfying, free, sexual conversations and liberties with their wives. At the risk of being even more widely despised than I currently am, I will lean over the plate and take one for the team on this. It is not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness. A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband’s sin, but she may not be helping him either.
This is a classic example of blame the wife for her husband's sin. She is ultimately responsible because she did not keep herself up to her husband's standards, which is to say that she was not manly enough for him.


Pastor Haggard's family deserve love and support in this sad time. It is particularly offensive to cause them further pain in this matter. It is twisting a knife in their wounds instead of binding them with love and prayer.

My prayers are with them. They are in need of them in this time of loss and isolation. They need to know that they are not alone.

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