Well here’s an amusing turn of events. Dinesh D’Souza, champion of Christian values, is caught up in a sexual scandal that is getting noticed by the Christian media. It seems that he’s been following the example of so many religious right types before him:
Look, the reason for this is obvious. New York, where D’Souza lives, legalized same-sex marriage last year. Obviously, that destroyed the sanctity of his marriage. How many marriages have to be torn asunder before America wakes up? Gay marriage is so powerful that it destroyed the sanctity of all three of Newt Gingrich’s marriages and all four of Rush Limbaugh’s marriages even before it was legal. That’s how serious this is, people.
vation and a long line at the book-signing table immediately afterward. Although D’Souza has been married for 20 years to his wife, Dixie, in South Carolina he was with a young woman, Denise Odie Joseph II, and introduced her to at least three people as his fiancée…
The next day another conference organizer, Alex McFarland, distressed by D’Souza’s behavior, confronted him in a telephone conversation. D’Souza admitted he shared a room with his fiancée but said “nothing happened.” When I called D’Souza, he confirmed that he was indeed engaged to Joseph, but did not explain how he could be engaged to one woman while still married to another. When asked when he had filed for divorce from his wife, Dixie, D’Souza answered, “Recently.”
According to San Diego County (Calif.) Superior Court records, D’Souza filed for divorce only on Oct. 4, the day I spoke with him. Under California law, that starts the clock on a six-month waiting period for divorce. D’Souza on Oct. 4 told me his marriage was “over,” said he “is sure Denise is the one for me,” and said he had “done nothing wrong.”
And apparently the board of King’s College, of which he is president, is going to be discussing the matter at a board meeting this week. Personally, I couldn’t care less who he sleeps with and under what marital circumstances, but the hypocrisy is certainly amusing. Ambrose Bierce defined a Christian as “one who follows the teachings of Christ so long as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.” Sounds like he nailed D’Souza.
Oh, and here’s a punchline to the whole thing. The fiance has a blog and she posted this headline in January:
Newt You Fox, Are You Trying to Sweep Me Off My Feet? Don’t You know I’m Taken?
Unintentional comedy gold.