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September 06, 2004

Forgiving the murderer

Some liberals will say anything to smear George W. Bush.

One of their favorite ploys is to insinuate that we should judge Bush by his own strict moral code. They deny that this is about whether it's moral to dodge the draft, procure the illegal abortion of one's own unborn child, indulge in homoerotic hijinks at college, or snort cocaine. Ten out of ten selfish hedonists agree, these are important developmental milestones, and nothing to be ashamed of. We unreconstructed Benthamites don't condone drunk driving, but, as we'll see, that's scotch and water under the bridge.

Some would have us believe that George W. Bush is for two moral Americas, one for himself and one for everybody else. These cynical operators are pandering to liberals' almost superstitious terror of hypocrisy. As we speak, Kitty Kelly meta-discourse is sweeping the liberal blogosphere like myxomytosis. (cf James Wollcott and Oliver Willis, respectively)

Liberals hate hypocrisy, but liberals who think George Bush is a hypocrite should also get over their own ignorant venality. In their haste to condemn Bush by his own moral standards, that they've forgotten one critical detail: He's been saved, fuckos! His sins have been washed in the blood of the lamb. The statute of limitations ran out on whatever he did or didn't do prior to that fateful day on the beach with Billy Graham. Bush is no hypocrite. His own strict moral code strictly absolves him.

It's too late, liberals. As a member of the United Methodist Church, Bush already made the following Basic Christian Affirmation:

We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. At the heart of the gospel of salvation is God's incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth. Scripture witnesses to the redeeming love of God in Jesus' life and teachings, his atoning death, his resurrection, his sovereign presence in history, his triumph over the powers of evil and death, and his promised return. Because God truly loves us in spite of our willful sin, God judges us, summons us to repentance, pardons us, receives us by that grace given to us in Jesus Christ, and gives us hope of life eternal.

The United Methodist Church even teaches that it is a blessing to Forgive the Murderer.

So lay off, assholes, the guy's got a charge to keep.


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The Born-Again types tend to embrace those who admit and take responsibility for their transgressions. The only thing most of “The Saved” has heard about Bush’s past is
”He was a hell-raiser.” Once they begin hearing things like “He was a hell-raiser that enjoyed dick, cocaine and abortions” his sins may be forgiven, but he should be a faithful follower instead of strong leader.

The wicked Dems only need to plant doubt into 10% of the population and disgust another 5%.

I knew a pastor of a church who had the reputation of a Hell Raiser who had “claimed the blood of Christ” and his congregation loved him. When they found out he enjoyed hell-raising with “big dick” and assisted in abortions for the prostitutes of his supplier…well they still loved him, they just didn’t want him leading them.

Oh, one more thang:

"I still meet Christian folks who believe Bush is a Solid Christian Man making honest mistakes. If he begins to look like Jimmy Swaggart (Bush is the ultimate televangelist president) his mistakes would not look as honest."

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