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By Marsha West

October 15, 2006

NewsWithViews.com

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” --Luke 6:45

Why is the media still feigning blue-faced outrage over a politician being exposed in all his naked depravity? You’d think they’d be used to immorality on Capitol Hill by now. What’s noteworthy regarding the latest scandal is that the Left has gone after a homosexual. Why? Because Rep. Mark Foley is a Republican. It’s astonishing that big media would have touched this sordid tale with a ten-foot pole.

Those who are protesting the loudest, pretending that morality matters to them, are liberals. What’s odd about all this is that liberals are far and away the most morally challenged primates on the planet. Case in point: Liberals made a celebrity out of former New Jersey Gov. James “I am a gay American” McGreevy who resigned in shame after admitting to having a homosexual affair while he was married. McGreevy, a Democrat, confessed that he resorted to anonymous homosexual encounters at adult bookstores and highway rest stops. Not only that, the former governor was implicated in several fund raising scandals. Even after all this, the liberals helped promote McGreevy’s memoirs. Dare I ask who’s purchasing this rubbish? Not Evangelicals, I assure you.

To be fair, when disgraced ex-Congressman Foley publishes his memoirs - and dimes to donuts he will - the media will ra rally round him and help his book climb to #1 on the NY Times best seller list. Sadly, the more sordid the story, the more the public finds pleasure in it.

If morality mattered one iota to liberals, the entertainment industry (they run it) wouldn’t be in the sorry state it’s in. Movies and television are awash with foul language, graphic sex and gratuitous violence. Even TV commercials have become all about sex. Some ads are downright disgusting. Watch a sports event with your kids some Sunday afternoon and you can count on them being exposed to R-rated commercials!

Speaking of disgusting. One of the most watched programs on TV is Two and a Half Men starring Charlie Sheen. “Charlie’s character is incredibly promiscuous and it is depicted as funny when he uses women for sex and doesn’t maintain meaningful relationships with any of them.” The pre-teen boy on the show is dragged into all sorts of sexual situations, and viewers actually find this humorous. A few seasons ago on the award winning Desperate Housewives a married woman had an affair with a 17-year-old boy, and another woman in the neighborhood keeps an ax murderer in her basement. Viewers are also enjoying a constant stream of raunch from popular shows like Nip/tuck, Rescue Me, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, and Supernatural. America’s youngsters are exposed to violent video games as well as G-rated movies that bombard them with violence and potty humor.

Thank you, Hollywood amoralists, for robbing millions of children of their innocence.

All the concern over Foley’s sexually charged emails-and- explicit-instant-message- congressional-page-scandal is way out of character for the leftist/progressive/anarchists, who aren’t outraged over much of anything unless it pertains to George W. Bush. But suddenly they’re demanding to know who in the Republican Party knew about Mark Foley’s predatory predisposition…and when they knew it.

It should come as no surprise that there’s a double standard here. Liberals know perfectly well what their hero, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D), did that fateful night he drove his car off the Dike Bridge. And the man’s a revered leader in the Democratic Party!

Let’s face it, folks. When it comes to our duly elected public officials, there have always been rotten apples in the barrel. This includes Democrats and Republicans alike. I’m reminded of forty-six-year-old openly homosexual Rep. Gerry Studds (D) who once romped through Portugal with a 17-year-old male congressional page. The unrepentant Studds reportedly turned his back on his fellow House Members during the censure vote against him. Not surprisingly, he was elected to five more terms after his censure. Why would Foley expect to be treated any differently if he got caught wooing an underage boy? Note that when his dirty laundry was aired, the media gods sent lightning, thunder, and a great hailstorm to Capitol Hill. Yet there’s barely a drizzle when a Democrat is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar.

“I still find it strange that just a few years ago the media and liberals were working overtime to convince us that a person’s private life didn’t matter when it came to politics. I didn’t agree then, and I don’t agree now. Character counts and it’s a lesson that some politicians are learning the hard way.” --Gary Bauer

What those in authority do in their private lives reveals what’s in their hearts!

Lies, sex, adultery, bribery, perjury, homosexual liaisons, prostitution and treason are all in a days work for some of the men and women Americans hold in high regard. Here are a few examples to mull over:

President Bill Clinton (D) - Marital infidelity, two claims of sexual misconduct, lied under oath, impeached by the House of Representatives
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) - Marital infidelity, accused of hypocrisy and unethical behavior, forced to step down as Speaker.
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R) - Accused of supporting racial segregation, forced to step down from his post.
National Security Advisor to Bill Clinton, Sandy Burger (D) - Convicted of mishandling classified terror documents.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D) - Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, took a private trip to the Middle East to warn Saddam Hussein of an impending US invasion a few weeks after 9/11. Rockefeller’s information gave an enemy of the state time to move WMD and prepare for war.
Sen. Bob Torricelli (D) - Implicated in a bribery and campaign finance scandal.
Sen. Joseph Biden (D) - Admitted committing plagiarism during his Senate career.
Sen. Gary Hart (D) - Marital infidelity.
Rep. Dan Crane (R) - Consensual sexual relationship in 1980 with a 17-year-old female congressional page, censured by the House, tearfully apologized, defeated in reelection.
Rep. Barney Frank (D) - A male prostitute living with Frank conducted a prostitution ring from his apartment, Frank was reprimanded for fixing 33 of the pimp’s parking tickets.
Rep. Duke Cunningham (R) - Convicted of tax evasion, conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, and wire fraud, and resigned in shame.
Rep. William Jefferson (D) - Under investigation by the FBI for suspected corruption and expects to be indicted.
Rep. Bob Bauman (R) - Solicited sex from a 16-year old male prostitute.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D) - Slugged a Capitol police officer in the chest.
Rep. Gary Condit (R) - Marital infidelity with 2 different women, one of them a Wash. D.C. intern who was found murdered. Condit was suspected of withholding important information about her disappearance.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) - Accepted a bribe and was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for corruption and perjury. Reelected in 1992. (If the Democrats were to regain control of the House, as of 2006 Hastings would be next in line, due to his seniority, to chair the House Intelligence Committee.)
Mayor Rudi Guliani (R) - Marital infidelity
Rev. Jesse Jackson (D) - Marital infidelity, fathered a child with his mistress.
Roscoe Dixon (D) - Convicted of extortion and payoffs.

Despite the reprehensible behavior of a handful of those in high places over the years, Christians must not get discouraged and opt out of the process. Sinners sin! Why should that surprise Christians? Keep in mind that our religious liberty is at stake! Christians mustn’t become disheartened or apathetic and withdraw from the process. Like it or not, politics affects every aspect of our lives, and if we expect to continue preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this country, we must not give in to the Secular Humanists and their anti-God agenda. If we give up now, the next Speaker of the House, just behind the vice president in the line of succession to the presidency, will be, horror or horrors, shrill partisan Nancy Pelosi, a San Francisco liberal!

Is punishing Republicans worth the cost?

The American Family Association offers the following reasons for people of faith to vote in the November election:

How important are the upcoming elections? Extremely important! Below is a list of what we can expect if the liberals win. These elections are crucial. It is vitally important that you vote. Please vote and encourage others to do the same. As bad as things are, they will be infinitely worse if the liberals win.

The strategy of the liberals is to get Values Voters so disgusted and discouraged that they will not vote. If that happens, the liberals will have achieved their goal and they will be running our country.

Here is what we can expect if the liberals win:

  • Amnesty for 12,000,000 illegal immigrants.
  • A push to make homosexual marriage and polygamy legal in all 50 states.
  • Only liberal judges will be appointed. They will create laws to implement the social agenda liberals cannot get passed through the legislative process.
  • Liberals will make the killing of the unborn more difficult to stop.
  • Liberals will continue to try to rid our society of Christian influence, including any reference to God in our Pledge and on our currency.
  • A return to the "Fairness Doctrine" in broadcasting where opposing views must be given equal time. Every conservative talk show host will be forced to give a liberal equal time on every issue. The purpose of this rule will be to shut down conservative talk shows.
  • An increase in taxes to push new social programs.
  • Passing a new "hate crimes" law making it illegal to refer to homosexuality in a negative manner.
  • Liberals will give terrorists from other countries who try to kill Americans the same rights American citizens enjoy under our constitution.
  • We will withdraw from Iraq, sending the message to the terrorists that if they will just be patient they can win and bring their terrorist acts to the U.S.

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Marsha West is the Founder and Editor of the E-Mail Brigade News Report, an online news report for conservative people of faith. Marsha is a freelance writer specializing in Christian worldview. She is a regular contributor to NewsWithViews.com, Alainsnewsletter.com, CapitolHillCoffeeHouse.com, plus her commentaries appear in MichNews.com and bibleteacher.org.

Marsha is also designer and webmaster of a Christian apologetics website, On Solid Rock Resources. She is currently writing a series of children's books for homeschoolers. Marsha and her husband reside in historic Jacksonville Oregon.

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If morality mattered one iota to liberals, the entertainment industry (they run it) wouldn’t be in the sorry state it’s in. Movies and television are awash with foul language, graphic sex and gratuitous violence. Even TV commercials have become all about sex.