Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Catholic Defender: Congressman Anthony Weiner

The news recently have been reporting the story of Congressman Anthony Weiner, Democrat from New York.

He told the Nation for several days that he was innocent of any wrong doing and that someone hacked into his twitter account.

After more information came forward Congressman Weiner has come out admitting that he has lied to the American people.

He did send out pictures of himself to a number of women across the country. He currently vows that he will not resign his office.

I was just watching an interview with former Congressman Mark Foley who was on the Show, "Hannity" discussing his resignation for actions unbecoming of a Congressman.

A question Sean Hannity asked Former Congressman Foley was if he thought it was a jail offense for sending such explicit sexual material to minors.

I was stunned when Mr. Foley said "No". He still clings to Republican ideals, not sure where he stands on the Traditional family. I pray that he moves closer to the Lord's teaching.

The news have recently reported the adultery of former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, this on top of the current issue with Congressman Weiner, reveals a terrible truth about the morals in our Country.

Where is the higher standard that our elected officials should be demonstrating?

With the case of Mark Foley, he claimed he was molested by a Catholic Priest when he was 11 years old.

I think that anyone who is elected to public office, they should have undergo a background check along with training.

I know that many Diocese of the Catholic Church are doing background checks along with mandatory training for Priests, leaders, anyone who is serving at any capacity in the Church.

Our elected officials need to do something similar. I thought Sean Hannity's question to Mark Foley was a good one.

If someone was sending such pornographic material to a minor, that should be a crime. That should be reason enough to impeach if they refuse to resign. Our Nation is in the middle of a culture war that reveals how many are abandoning their Christian heritage.

Athletes and politicians specifically seem to be vulnerable to the temptations that go with fame.

St. Paul warns, "Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the Kingdom of God" 1 Cor 6:9-10).

That means we are not to tolerate this kind of behavior among our elected officials, our religious leaders, and our families. Congressman Weiner was reportedly raised in a nominal Jewish home, it is believed he might have converted to Islam for his marriage to his wife, Huma Abedin.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was raised a Catholic, but his liberal agenda places himself against the Church. Mark Foley seems to have received help and forgiveness for what he had done found in the public eye.

It is our prayer that all our public officials, political, religious, and sports, will work to clean up these horrendous acts.

Our young people need good role models to emulate. As we pray for our Nation, please keep in mind the need of repentance for our people to God's holy Word.

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