Did Governor Mark Sanford Miss This Bible Verse?

Governor Mark Sanford says “God will make him better” after he had an affair with an Argentinian mistress.

Apparently, God was missing when Sanford was secretly emailing the mistress, catching a flight to see her, and getting it on:

It’s in the spirit of making good from bad that I am committing to you and the larger family of South Carolinians to use this experience to both trust God in his larger work of changing me, and from my end, to work to becoming a better and more effective leader…

In this regard I think all that has transpired will be particularly relevant in the way I deal with the legislative body and other state leaders going forward. Micah 6:8 asks us to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly, and as I begin these steps into the last 18 months of this administration, it will indeed be with a more contrite and humble spirit.

Maybe Sanford didn’t read enough of his Bible because Micah 6:13, a few verses later, has God saying something very different:

Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruin you because of your sins.

By the way, God has already responded to Sanford’s piece:

“At no point did I say that I was trying to make Mark Sanford a better person,” the Almighty told reporters. “And the only time that bastard has prayed to Me was last month, when his exact words were, ‘Please don’t let Jenny find out where I really am.'”


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  • http://logofveritas.blogspot.net Veritas

    Allow me to shamelessly repost my comment from http://www.politicalwire.com earlier today:

    Do you know what is truly sad? I don’t care. I really don’t care if Sanford is sticking it in a Brazilian. I don’t care if he’s schupping a man on the side. I don’t care if he has a bdsm dungeon in his basement, so long that whatever he’s doing, he’s doing it with consenting adults. People have a right to sexual privacy.

    What really makes me sad is that people care. They don’t care that he’s a pisspoor governor or that he spent quite a bit of the year putting federal ambitions ahead of his state. They don’t so much mind that his state is one of the leaders in unemployment and high school dropouts, and was well before the current situation. They care that he had a relationship outside of his marriage.

    Pathetic.

    And then let me finish it up by saying that when your dedication to a 2000 year old book is greater than your dedication to your fellow South Carolinians (South Caroliners? South Carolikans?), there is a logical disconnect that scares me.

  • Richard Wade

    Apparently, God was missing when Sanford was secretly emailing the mistress, catching a flight to see her, and getting it on…

    God was actually hiking the Old Appalachian Trail at the time and if Sanford had been there like he said he was, they might have met and had a nice chat.

    In this regard I think all that has transpired will be particularly relevant in the way I deal with the legislative body and other state leaders going forward.

    Sanford has a good point. He’s much more practiced now at lying, cheating, covering his tracks, and then when caught, better at rationalizing, equivocating, making partial confessions, baffling biblical babblings, and crying crocodile tears. Yeah, he’ll be much better at “dealing” with the legislature and the other crooks in government.

    Veritas has said it very well. People care much more about where he puts his little liaison limb than his qualifications as governor, and Sanford knows it. So he spins this sad affair as making him a better governor. Uh huh.

  • http://www.banalleakage.com martymankins

    It really gets me when someone like Sanford can carry on like he does, then out of the blue, do a complete 180 and the religious drum pounders can forgive him like nothing happened. Is that what religion is all about? do whatever manner of lying and distrust and cheating, yet proclaim that god has healed you and now it’s all good?

    Something is not making sense here.