I read part of Ken Starr’s report. I read that our President had told Monica
Lewinsky that he had had 100s of sexual encounters with women. I grieved because this told me that
the sixth Commandment means little to nothing to our President, that offending God has little
concern to him, that he had been
unfaithful to his own wife many, MANY times and that Clinton’s conscience must
be very darkened.
I thought of King David, who because he desired to sleep with Bathsheba,
arranged to have her husband put at the head of the fighting army to ensure his death. Then David
would be “free” to sleep with Bathsheba. Now this was KING DAVID, one of God’s very specially chosen
And so it occurred as David had planned. But after his two grave sins, David
repented bitterly, knowing he had offended God seriously. David had a good conscience in that he
recognized his wrongdoing and repented deeply. As a matter of fact, he wrote: “My sin is
always before me.” David never forgot nor ever failed to regret his terrible acts of offense.
There’s a big difference between King David and President Clinton. One
acknowledged promptly his wrongdoing and was sincerely sorry. The other offended again and again,
and again, and again, and again. Then lied UNDER OATH about it among other things.
The Catholic Catechism defines an oath as calling on God to bear witness to
the truth of what we say. Now, if Clinton lied under oath, which evidence portrays he has, then
Clinton actually called on God to bear witness to a lie. This is another grave act.
I hear some people say it doesn’t matter what the President does in his
“private” life. It DOES matter. Not that we have to know EVERY failing of Clinton, but it
does matter in his ability to govern in a manner that is just and good.
St. Paul wrote regarding the qualifications of those who serve (and leaders
are always the servants of their people): “... for if a man does not know how to manage his own
household, how can he take care of the church of God.” (1Tim 3:5)
Even though Clinton is not serving as a “church” official, the same
holds true. How can anyone mismanage his own married life (and 100s of
adulterous affairs is certainly a mismanagement), and be counted on to be able to govern as head of his country
in a just and good way?
It is not possible, dear reader. We have God’s word for it!
And I am not making reference only to the adulterous acts. Remember, there
are lies under oath, obstructing justice, etc.
Wake up, America! We should all be trembling to have a leader in the White
House who has had a PATTERN of grave wrongdoings.
I don’t want a FELON as the “leader” of our country! Neither do I believe
all the poll reports!
In my article last week, I wrote that we must pray hard for Clinton’s
conversion. I reiterate that.
Let’s pray that moral leadership will come back to the White
House. God bless you!