Dinesh D’Souza Responds to Allegations of Infidelity With… Um… What?

Conservative Christian Dinesh D’Souza is already under fire from his base for possibly engaging in an affair while still technically married, according to an article in World Magazine.

He just gave an interview to Christianity Today (CT) regarding the gossip… and he’s really not helping his case with soundbytes like this:

… “I’m a college president at King’s and a public figure as a Christian apologist, and I thought it very important that any woman I appear with have a legitimate relationship with me.”

When CT asked D’Souza directly for his response to charges of infidelity, he responded: “It’s absolutely not the case, um, that, um, that, um, um, you know, it’s…. Look, the issue here is that World is attributing to me an admission that I never made — is attributing to me a quotation that I never said. That to me is the problem… They are just claiming based upon my non-assertion that I did something that I didn’t do.”

*Slow clap*

Way to deny the charges, Dinesh.

He also says that he didn’t realize being engaged while married to someone else would be looked down upon by other Christians, which I find very hard to believe.

***Update***: D’Souza, on his personal website, blames the whole scandal not on his personal actions but on the staffers at World, who clearly just want to get their revenge on him (see #5).

I’ll reiterate what I said before: I don’t think this should be any of our business. This should be between him and his binder of women.

But when D’Souza speaks out against same-sex marriage because that ruins the “sanctity of marriage,” his own relationships become a fair target for scrutiny.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • DougI

    It’s pretty clear that if you’re married and you have a fiance in the waiting room that cheating is going on.  What’s his Bible say about adultery?  Just thinking about another woman while  you’re married is adultery, and we all know how D’Souza thinks we should heed the Bible’s rules.  Or maybe Biblical rules are those things gays and non-Christians are supposed to adhere to.

    Then again, D’Souza is morally superior to us infidels.  Infidels.  Hmmm, there’s a word similar to infidel that may pertain to D’Souza….

  • http://twitter.com/Cos2mwiz2 Cos2mwiz2

    As usual with these Teathuglican clowns…Hypocrisy 101

  • Neil

    It’s the old story. The reason he’s so adamant about adherence to piety is precisely because he recognises his own inability to reject temptation. Then he presumes we’re all as bad as he is and therefore in dire need of the very moral lectures he wishes would have an improving effect on himself.

  • jdm8

    I agree. Even if there isn’t any infidelity going on, divorcing one woman just to be able marry another is extremely clearly against Jesus’ teaching.

    It’s such an oddly hedged denial, I’m surprised he didn’t simply deny it completely. If it’s a lie, oh well, he’s already trashing the institution of marriage.

  • Octoberfurst

    Yes indeed it’s all a plot to take down D’Souza! Why he’s as pure as the driven snow and would never, ever have an affair. He and his girlfriend didn’t sleep in the same room and he never introduced her as his “fiancee”. That’s all lies!  Of course he then admits that she IS his fiancee and claims that he “had no idea” that Christians frowned upon people getting engaged while they are still married to someone else. Who knew?  Yes it’s all just one big misunderstanding.
      Seriously the more this toad tries to talk his way out of this the more guilty he seems. But then he is just another hypocritical right-wing Christian so what do you expect? I’m sure his fans will forgive him.

  • Fritzy

    I should feel guilty for saying this but it’s fun to see him scramble while his ilk throw him under the bus.

  • Miss_Beara

    It is always the fault of the person/publication that exposes the hypocrisy rather than the hypocrite themselves. 

  • Beau Quilter

    Shame on you atheists! You are just claiming based on his nonanswer that he did do something that he didn’t not say he didn’t do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

    Nice binder of women reference.

  • http://www.theaunicornist.com Mike D

    His douchebaggery knows no bounds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Goodwin/676660806 Stephan Goodwin

    “This should be between him and his binder of women.”


  • starskeptic

    “…clearly against Jesus’ teaching.”
    Like this one?…
    “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”|Luke 18:29–30

  • JD929

    Not the one I was thinking of.

    New International Version (©1984)
    He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.

    I thought it might have meant divorce one with intent to marry another, but I didn’t find a parallel translation that said it that way. But it’s clearer that the bible says divorce is a sin and marrying another after divorce is another sin. So it’s still an indictment of Dinesh in his own religion.

  • starskeptic

    That’s what I like about the phrase “clearly against Jesus’ teaching”—-it has infinite width and depth. Biblical origami…

  • Alviesf

    The Germans have a word for that, “schadenfreude”. It basically means taking pleasure in others’ misfortune. And, yes, it’s fun to watch hypocrites crumble under the weight of their own lies.

  • yulaffin

     Do as I say, not as I do!

  • Lee Miller

    I love that his opening line is “I’m a college president . . . ” rather than “No, I didn’t do it.”  I think Christians, when they reach a certain level of leadership, no longer believe that their rules apply to them. 

  • starskeptic

    Outsourcing is everywhere…

  • Maleekwa

    Hemant! You don’t understand. The fact that Dinesh has been unfaithful actually proves that humans are fallible! So that by violating the moral standards of his worldview he is actually working to prove it is true!!* It doesn’t surprise me that an atheist such as yourself would have such a sophomoric view of the issue.

    *All assertions that someone filled with the “Holy Spirit” shouldn’t be capable of such blatant dishonestly will be summarily rejected. Thank you.

  • unclemike

    “Issues like divorce and family breakdown are important in themselves, yet they are ultimately symbols of a great moral shift that has occurred in American society, one that continues to divide and polarize this country, and one that is at the root of the anti-Americanism of traditional cultures.”
    –Dinesh D’Souza

  • Renshia

    It’s probably his wifes fault. She’s probably a nice person.

  • Evertoniancalvinist

    If this is all true, and it appears that it is, then he should be fired from Kings College and quit his writing and speaking career immediately.

  • SimonPure

    D’Souza’s bint is a nasty piece of work in her own right — a wannabe Malkin or Coulter:


  • Envy Burger

    He’s been taking lessons from Kirk Cameron…

  • Envy Burger

    In reading a comment she’d left to somebody about exposing “… liberal idiocy and hypocrisy…” I couldn’t help  but wonder if she’d paid any attention to her own behavior…

    I’m sure not.

  • Octoberfurst

     Yeah I have read some of his beloved’s articles and she truly is an Ann Coulter in training. I loved her article about how adultery and divorce in this culture are all the fault of liberals.  Conservatives, of course, hate such things and are desperately trying to save America from the evils of secularism. Of course now that she is screwing around with a married man I wonder how she justifies her behavior. After all, she is a God-fearing traditional marriage type girl.  Oh that’s right, she’ll either explain it away or ignore it completely. Silly me!

  • phranckeaufile

    You can’t blame Dinesh. Read Ms. Joseph II’s blog. It’s well known that a woman who makes a good word salad is irresistible to the right-wing male.

  • Coyotenose

     Yeah, that one brought a smile to my face. Quality work!

  • Miss_Beara

    I love that word. Schadenfreude. 

  • viddy_well

    “The only moral divorce is mine.” 
    –Dinesh D’Souza

  • Coyotenose

     So he’s the seduced victim here? Sickeningly, I can see him sliming his way over towards that argument eventually.

  • Coyotenose

    Dinesh D’Souza, noted racist who makes a living by pandering to other racists and who has condemned the Civil Rights Act, has resigned from his college presidency position.

  • Coyotenose

    My bad, I gave incorrect info there.

    Dinesh D’Souza, noted racist who makes a living by pandering to other
    racists and who has condemned the Civil Rights Act, has resigned from
    his *lucrative diploma mill* position.

  • kaydenpat

    Another Rightwing hypocrite. 

  • Guest

    Maybe someone should write a book: “The Roots of D’Souza’s Infidelity”.