Friday, March 9, 2007

Bob Dutko: "Republicans Deserve God's Grace. But Not Democrats."

There are some days when Bob’s exploitation of Christianity for the benefit of the Republican party has me so mad that I almost want to rip my car stereo out of my car just so I can find Bob and beat him over the head with it. I know it’s not what Jesus would do, but it would make me feel better.*

Today Bob explained why Bill Clinton’s infidelities were of grave consequence, while those of Newt Gingrich were A-OK.

Bill Clinton’s infidelities are a big deal is because Clinton "committed perjury.” On the other hand, Newt Gingrich didn’t lie under oath. Plus, since Newt is a “repentant sinner, as we are all sinners” so we shouldn’t judge him.

This is an obviously lie. In the late 1990’s, the news didn’t make a huge story about whether Clinton was lying. It was all about the sex. Even in the churches (at least the ones I attended) Christians weren’t outraged over the perjury charge. They were rightfully outraged that he cheated on his wife. Conservatives don’t make fun of Clinton by accusing him of perjury. They just call him “BJ Clinton.” For Gingrich to be making an issue out of it while having an affair himself is hypocritical and evidence of partisan politics.

And another thing: Clinton was found not guilty of committing perjury. Under the impeachment proceedings, 46 Democrats and 9 Republicans voted Not Guilty of perjury in the Senate. In the House, the not guilty verdict followed party lines.

Thus, because Clinton was acquitted, Bob is lying. You cannot accuse someone who was adjudicated as not guilty of committing a crime and still claim he did it. However, Bob takes the opposite tack with republicans as demonstrated by Bob’s glowing defense of Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

As for being a “repentant sinner," I do not know if Newt asked God for forgiveness in accordance with the Christian faith. I did a Google search and couldn’t find anything. If you saw something I didn’t, let me know in the comments and I’ll edit my post.

However, Bill Clinton did ask for forgiveness in accordance with the Christian faith for committing adultery. The speech at the link is long, so I won’t quote it here. Just read it.

So while Clinton was found not guilty of perjury and apologized for his infidelity, Bob doesn’t think he should be shown any mercy. But Newt Gingrich should be.

Bob is a hypocrite.

Bob frequently uses the sins of Democrats to cover for the sins of Republicans. But this is different. Now he’s saying that not only are the Democrats worse people than Republicans, but Republicans are not as guilty of sin as Democrats. Jesus didn’t qualify his mercy, offering it to the few. He said it belongs to all.

This makes Bob a partisan hack and making a massive scriptural error. And I'm pretty sure he's going to hell for it.

*To Bob’s lawyer: It’s a joke. Get over it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow You guys really must be intimidated by Bob, to have na entire blog dedicated to feebly trying to refute, disprove, and/or find fault in what he says on his show. You seriously need to get a life....

Jeff said...

Heh. "Intimidated". "Feebly". Thanks for visiting, anonymous troll. You obviously enjoyed the site since you spent over 15 minutes looking around. Why were you doing a Yahoo! search for "bob dutko" anyway? Do you have a crush on him?

Instead of leaving worthless comments, why not attempt to tell us what we're wrong about?

djtyg said...

I hate to brag guys, but my posts seem to be attracting all the trolls:).

Perhaps Mr. Anonymous was so "intimidated" that he felt the need to respond without facts or even correct spelling?

Irl Hudnutt said...

Trolls are just God's way of telling us we're right.