It was hard not to laugh out loud when reading Ms. Boswell’ s report of Bill Clinton preaching before a “progressive Baptist” gathering. Truly this man has no shame.
Bill, moralizing and theologizing! The incongruity of it probably made it hard for Ms. Boswell to write the report with a straight face. She manages well, and finally introduces some reality: “The former president spoke a great deal about loving and forgiving people, but very little about sin, specifically his own past history of marital infidelity.”
Now, I have no qualms about correcting the morals of my fellow citizens, because over the years I’ve saved up a great deal of righteousness — to spread around to the morally needy — and I’ve done this without any expectation of reward. But Bill Clinton ran out of righteousness long ago, and now has to eat into his principle in order to cover costs.
Clinton praises those who “put love above everything else because we see through a glass darkly and know in part.” I suppose one must look through smoked glass when reading the commandments, being too bright to contemplate with the unaided eye. Especially the fornication ones.p>The Southern Baptist Convention comes in for some praise for apologizing “for slavery and for its segregation and discrimination.” And this coming from someone who plays the race card and makes even Republicans say, “Be like Barack!” br> — C. V. Crisler br> Gilbert, Arizona /p>