By Scott Tibbs, February 21, 2012
Crystal Wright's February 17 editorial is just slimy and unworthy of Townhall. I have no problem with criticizing the political activity of candidates' spouses, as that is relevant to a campaign. Going after Mrs. Santorum personally, however, shows how desperate some of Santorum's enemies are.
The idea that Santorum is a "hypocrite" for marrying his wife is just silly and demonstrates a complete ignorance of Christian doctrine. Santorum is a Christian, meaning he believes in forgiveness. There isn't a single married Christian on the planet who can say his or her spouse was sinless before they married. Christians are forgiven for the wicked sins we have committed and pardoned so we do not face the eternal damnation in Hell we richly deserve.
For crying out loud, take a look at the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Judah's widowed daughter-in-law tricked him into having sex with her by posing as a prostitute. Rahab was a prostitute who was spared at Jericho. King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered her husband to cover it up. Wicked king Manasseh sacrificed his own son to a pagan god by burning him alive. (See 2 Kings 21.) Would Crystal Wright argue that God is a hypocrite for allowing these people to be in His Son's genealogy?
Forgiveness is the heart of Christian faith. In Colossians 3:5-7, the Apostle Paul warns against sin which will bring God's wrath, pointing out that some of the believers in Colosse walked in those sins before they became Christians. Look at the Apostle Paul himself, who persecuted the church and participated in the murder of the deacon Stephen before he was personally recruited by Jesus Christ. Do I need to go on?
Townhall is better than slime like this.