The MSM seem totally convinced -- as do many liberal bloggers -- that Bristol Palin's pregnancy is somehow some sort of huge scandal that will rock the foundations of the McCain/Palin ticket.
"Person sins, falls short of the Glory of God" isn't exactly headline news, even if the person in question is the teenage daughter of the GOP vice-presidential nominee. It's right up there with "Rain falls down" and "Summer is warmer than winter". It's the way things are and have always been.
Oh, but we're Bible-believing Christians! We condemn sin! And isn't fornication a sin?
Yeah. As is adultery and getting the guy you cuckolded killed off. Which King David did. As is murder. Which Moses did.
God didn't reject them, even after they sinned. He picked them up and set them back on the path.
Should we hold a teenage girl to a higher standard than even Biblical kings and patriarchs?
Nobody is perfect, not even Biblical kings and patriarchs. Not even the teenage children of politicians. That doesn't mean that you stop striving for the very best. It does mean that you accept that you and those around you will fall short. And that you pick yourselves up and get back on the path.
Yes, chastity is best. It's the ideal to strive for. Many -- perhaps even most -- will fall short at least once. In the wake of the Olympics, we should remember that not being able to attain perfection doesn't mean that you stop striving for it. And like a gymnast who botches a landing, a runner who stumbles, a fielder who drops a fly ball, you assess what caused you to fall short and you do better next time. You don't just give up.
Why can't the MSM get this?
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