Governor Sanford Quoted Bible in Message to his Mistress

Looks like Governor Mark Sanford has been doing his bit to promote the proposed Year of the Bible in the USA, quoting Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians in an email to his mistress:

…I wish I could wish it away, but this soul-mate feel I alluded too is real and in that regard I sure don’t want to be the person complicating your life. I looked to where I often look for advice and counsel, and in I Corinthians 13 it simply says that, “Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude, Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in the wrong, but rejoices in the right, Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things”. In this regard it is action that goes well beyond the emotion of today or tomorrow and in this light I want to look for ways to show love in helping you to live a better — not more complicated life…

And in a follow-up message shortly after:

…I never gave you sexual details but now you don’t need to imagine you can close your eyes and just remember. I’ll do the same.

UPDATE: Sanford continues to cling to the Bible in an attempt to salvage his political career:

Sanford held his typical public meeting with the agency chiefs, but started with apologies and likened his confession and future to the biblical plight of King David.

Sanford said King David fell mightily but picked up the pieces and built from there.

2 Responses

  1. Isn’t it ‘WONDERFUL’ how people are always able to find ‘bibblical’ passages to further their own agendas….

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