Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), this weekend summed up the hypocritical Christian right’s utter disinterest in Trump’s adultery by referencing the famous quote from former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who in 1983 declared, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”
Edwards was indeed elected but later spent eight years in federal prison after being convicted on 17 felony corruption counts, including racketeering, extortion, money laundering, mail fraud and wire fraud.
Ruse’s disinterest in the still-unfolding Stormy Daniels story is clearly widely-shared in the evangelical world, where the scandal has gotten little attention. This weekend Franklin Graham, perhaps the nation’s most prominent evangelical, shrugged off the story by saying that nobody thinks Trump is “President Perfect.”
The thing Nevers refuse to accept is that with DJT we unashamedly adhere to the “live boy-dead girl” rule. Come up with either, we’ll talk. Maybe.
— Austin Ruse (@austinruse) January 20, 2018
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