Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Letterman Lost

I know I still have a sin nature because I was not saddened by the news of David Letterman's "indiscretions." My response, I'm afraid to say was, "the hypocrite deserves whatever comes of this."

But as the Bible lesson I am supposed to teach this week is Psalm 51, God didn't let me get away with that for long.

So I had to bring myself to pray for Letterman. We have no choice in this matter, if we say we believe the Word and follow Christ. Even a snarky 60-some-year-old adolescent like he is not beyond grace. I pray he repents, truly, has a spiritual conversion, and repairs his marriage.

But I am more bothered by his audience. I suppose if you want to be in his TV audience, you have to be of a certain mindset--or mind-less set. If he had said he committed murder, would they have laughed? I think so.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Letterman is fine; he never was the “Family Values” type. Yes, he probably cheated on his girlfriend now wife. But at least he does go around claiming he is Mr. “Family Values” like some of our politicians/ preachers (can you just see the grin on all “Fake News” reporters/ commentators and the Palin fringe). This has been a tough summer, for Dave, for our economy but at least he did not end up on the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Sanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

Barbara Tucker said...

It is true that he didn't present himself as an upstanding moral person, but that doesn't make it any easier on his wife (who probably expected faithfulness), child, CBS (all those potential lawsuits), and his coworkers. Sexual harassment is sexual harassment, no matter who does it. But he seems to realize the chickens have come home to roost, to use a silly cliche. thanks for posting, ha, ha, no one ever does.

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