God’s prophet? Really?

Dear Editor,

On Oct. 9, 1998, Rep. John Peterson voted to impeach President William Jefferson Clinton. He did have sexual relations with that woman, Miz Lewinski, and he lied about it. Looks like the congressman (and others) have changed their positions. He seems to think a lot about President Trump, who possesses the same moral afflictions.

Even before testing the infamous blue dress, I had no doubt President Clinton was lying. His behavior was and still is disgusting. But really, did his opponents want to open this can of worms? Make sexual indiscretion a political football? Knowing what they had stashed in their own closets (Gingrich, Hastert, Barr, Hyde, Livingston, ad nauseum).

Twenty years later, and the shoe is on the other foot. President Trump writes a check for $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels. If you think that is not to cover up a sexual affair, I have a bridge you might be interested in buying. It’s in Brooklyn.

Mr. Trump’s past is painted by his own words. The 1990’s were a real battle for “Bonespurs” Trump as he told Howard Stern his personal Vietnam was avoiding venereal disease. And you don’t get that from heavy combat.

Likewise, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His performance of alternate whining and attacking was far from credible. To wit, “Devil’s Triangle” is not a drinking game. His own words from his past were far more convincing.

I’ve laced up golf shoes in many a locker room and heard the braggadocio of the privileged and their conquests. “Did her!” “Did her, too!”

Google the urban definition of “hogging” and see what the frat boys do on a dull Friday night after a few beers. (“I drink beer. I like beer. Sometimes I drink too much beer…”)

Where is the outrage? Where are those moral authorities that found it their God-given duty to protect us from President Clinton’s depravity?

Where are our religious leaders? The pious zealots?

Is it possible this hypocrisy is why the church pews around me are so empty? Why young adults and their children find no relevant message and are missing from our churches?

Did Christ die on the cross so mega-preachers can buy new personal jets and hang out at Mar-a-Lago? Donald Trump is God’s prophet for the 21st Century? Really?

James Spangler, OD,

Warren

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