Here’s another hilarious example of how Christianity allows anyone to wash away their own sins with ease and without ever actually being troubled by having to feel bad about what you’ve done. The following amusing quote comes from the latest in a long line of hypocritical right-wing politicians, in this case, Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter, incidentally one of the chief sponsors of a proposed Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. This is a man who has publically compared gay marriage to Hurricane Katrina (I know, only a right-wing Christian could make a remark so baffling and bizarrely hyperbolic). This fine public servant, who has also called marriage — the straight kind — “the most important social institution in human history,” didn’t feel it was important enough to keep him from availing himself of a certain Canal Street escort service. But hey, never fear. It’s religion to the rescue!
“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible,” Vitter said in a statement given to reporters Monday night. “Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and from my wife in confession and marriage counseling.” (Emphasis added.)
Isn’t it great to be a right-wing Christian politician? I mean, you’re so within the Big G’s inner circle that forgiveness comes your way faster than snapping your fingers. Then again, you never really hear Christians caught with their hands in the proverbial cookie jars ever say anything like, “Well, I’ve asked God for forgiveness a few times…still haven’t heard back from him, but I’m sure everything will be okay. I know He’s a very busy God, you know, off creating galaxies and nebulae and stuff. He’ll get back to me with that forgiveness when He has time, I’m sure He will…”
No, they always ask for and receive the forgiveness they seek — pretty easy to do when you’re talking to yourself.
Anyway, I suppose this is the cue for all our Christian commenters to chime in with the usual “not a true Christian” responses.