Amen to Mr. Douthat’s sarcasm. A so called conservative may have won in South Carolina, but Conservatism, the state of South Carolina, and the nation lost. Slap an L on our collective moral forehead.

“Because of course when Jesus told his disciples to forgive sinners seven times seven times, what he really meant was that they should affirm people in whatever they’ve done and want to do and then return them to high office as swiftly as possible. And when he raised Lazarus from the dead, it was likewise a sign that no political ambition need ever be set aside or abandoned, no matter how the politician in question has failed the public trust.”

Why returning Sanford to political office sent a theological message.

Read it all: Mark Sanford’s God

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