Had I written a post called “An adulterer and murderer I consider a saint” I don’t think I would be getting all these complaints about “giving scandal”.
David was guilty of the *other* three sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance:
The cry of the foreigner, the widow and the orphan, (Uriah the Hittite, whom he murdered, was a loyal foreigner, whom David utterly betrayed)
Injustice to the wage earner. (Repaying a loyal soldier with adultery and murder is injustice to the wage earner).
Some sins appear to be more equal than others. Indeed, one sin is apparently so horrible that you don’t even have to have any evidence somebody committed it to accuse them of it and ignore their grace filled life in the rush to condemn them.
But it’s perfectly legit to point out that, despite his horrible sins, God worked in the life of David because, for all his flaws, David’s heart remained open to God. I think David and Perry both understood something that many combox inquisitors don’t.