May 19th, 2008 05:19 EST
Hillary Clinton Attends Church And Hears Sermon On Adultery
Sen. Hillary Clinton wasn't able to get any mileage from her landslide win in West Virginia. Before the confetti fell to the floor, Sen. John Edwards endorsed Obama -- guaranteeing that Hillary would be ignored by all three cable news networks for the next couple of days. Then President Bush uttered his controversial comment comparing Obama to Nazi appeasers. The media coverage has been all about Obama, McCain and Bush, with Hillary providing only comic relief.
After a brutal week on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton went to a Methodist Church in Kentucky hoping to win votes and to hear some inspiring words. The minister didn't provide any consolation for Hillary by preaching from a verse like, "The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong," but to the lady in the pantsuit that endures to the end.
Instead Hillary got a dose of old-fashioned Holy Ghost preaching:
"Hillary Clinton´s casual appearance at a local Methodist church took an awkward turn this morning, as pastor Paul Fryman launched into a sermon on temptation, lust, and adultery.
With the New York Senator seated in the second pew, a parishioner read the day´s scripture from the book of Matthew, chapter 5 verses 27-32. 'You have heard that it was said ´you shall not commit adultery,´ she read. Members of the press cringed in their seats. 'I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.'"
Quotation from Aaron Burns/Fox News
I would like to commend Pastor Fryman for speaking out against adultery, a sin that is not uncommon in Christian congregations. Christian ministers, especially evangelicals, rarely preach against sins like adultery or gluttony, because they don't want to offend their congregations. Instead they rail against homosexuals and pagans, groups that don't enjoy universal appeal.
Hillary isn't guilty of adultery, as far as I know, but she is guilty of putting up with a serial adulterer for political expediency. I don't know who is more beneath contempt, Hillary or her philandering husband.
When Hillary can't find refuge from the rigors of the campaign trail in a house of worship, maybe that's a divine sign that she needs to quit the race