By Scott Tibbs, September 22, 2010
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. -- 1 Corinthians 6:11
There is a tempest in a teapot surrounding Christine O'Donnell's admission in 1999 that she "dabbled into witchcraft" in high school and dated someone involved in the occult. Karl Rove, bitter about his candidate's stunning defeat last week, whined on Fox News Sunday that "churchgoing people" are "going to want to know what that is all about."
Let me tell you what this is about. It is about the exact same thing that every single Christian has done before accepting Jesus Christ as savior. Some have been involved in the occult, some have slandered others, some have been addicted to pornography, some have stolen, some have committed adultery, and some have even committed murder. The only thing that "churchgoing people" should need to know is whether O'Donnell has repented of this wickedness. There is every indication that she has.
If she has, it is sinful for "churchgoing people" to hold her foolishness from her high school days against her more than 20 years later. This is in direct conflict with the commandments of Jesus Christ about forgiveness. If bitter Karl is going to play the religion card, he should at least pick up a Bible and try to understand what it says - and perhaps explain his own divorce last December. After all, Jesus condemned divorce in strong terms during His ministry.
This whole "controversy" is meaningless nonsense. It is designed to splinter off some of O'Donnell's Christian conservative supporters and to smear her as a hypocrite. The Republican establishment claims O'Donnell cannot win, but if that is the case, why is the Left (including country club "Republicans") attacking her so vigorously? Are they afraid of debating the issues? Even O'Donnell's Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who once described himself as a "bearded Marxist," is now claiming that he is a fiscal conservative. What a joke.