Friday, July 27, 2007

Protection racket update

I recently posted an article called, "Protection racket?", which named several republican lawmakers involved in sexual predation and/or prostitution. Many of these republicans also happened to be publicly preachy about proper moral behavior. That characteristic is what I believe makes them fair game for ridicule.

Already there is a new name to add to the list, that of Coy Privette, a republican from North Carolina that chaired the Christian Action league of North Carolina. Perhaps, at 74, Mr. Privette was confused by the term "action"? Other members of the group did not seem to share his confusion and acted swiftly to pull the chair out from under him.

Here are the details of his arrest: Hookers and Hypocrisy

Again and again complete frauds wind up preaching morality to unsuspecting church-folk. This is no doubt because they are preconditioned to obey the most incredible stories with no evidence whatsoever. They are ripe for the plucking by the opportunistic and corrupt. I see no way to break the cycle until works become more valuable than words.

I believe the lesson expressed as parable is, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" [Matthew 7:16]

Mr. Privette's current situation is indeed a thorny one. Let us hope that he will turn over a new leaf.

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