MARK SANFORD: A MAN IN “LUST”

BY: DR. FOREST LEWIS

Allow me to preface my upcoming remarks with this caveat: I am not a perfect man. I too have made my share of mistakes during nearly forty-years of marriage to the same woman. The difference between me and the Governor of South Carolina is this. I am not an elected official. I did not turn my back on my state; and because of my arrogance flew down to Argentina in order to satisfy the lusts of my flesh. When I strayed, millions of people were not depending on me to be a stand up guy!

Since time immemorial, man has fallen because he could not control his hormones. I think of King David, who simply had to have the beautiful Bathsheba. David was so desperate that he had Bathsheba’s husband, a man by the name of Uriah, sent to the front lines where he knew this man would be killed for sure.  The Bible tells us that Uriah was indeed slain; and King David married Bathsheba. However, his life with this woman turned into a nightmare!

In this day and age, boy do we need heroes. We also need healthy role models. However, instead of heroes and role models, we are served up a steady diet of pigs like Lindsay Lohan, Rosie O’Donnell, Paris Hilton, Ellen Degenerate, Barney Frank, and now Governor Mark Sanford.  It was more than forty years old that America decided to throw its moral compass down the sewer. We no longer needed to respect one another. The more vile the movies that we went to see, the better we felt. We have allowed perversion to now be the accepted norm in some states. We are a nation that is in over-drive on our way to hell!

But, don’t try and tell the hedonists that. They will only laugh in your face. Nonetheless, we are a doomed nation; a people who is constantly looking for someone to validate our bad behavior. There is no shortage of people who will tell you that whatever “Floats Your Boat,” that is just fine with them.

There is a Biblical truth; and that is, there is, “Right And Wrong.”

My heart wept for Governor Sanford as he stood in front of the television cameras on Wednesday. There was this ignorant Black woman who stood on the stage with Sanford. You can see her in the background, just “Laughing It Up.” For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what this screwball was laughing at. Here was this man pouring out his heart to the people of his state, and we had this nitwit, laughing?

By now, you have no doubt heard that Governor Sanford was down in Argentina with his lover for several days; this included “Father’s Day.” The man has four young sons. Apparently, his offspring were no match for his fiery loins. Governor Sanford had been talked about being one of the front runners for the GOP nomination for President in 2012. And just like that, this man has wrecked his political career; maybe his marriage, because he couldn’t “Keep Pants Up.”

Today, I wouldn’t trust this man to take out the trash. To think, Governor Mark Sanford, a “True Conservative,” could have been our next President. What the hell was this guy thinking? One could say that he was suffering from a “Mid-Life Crisis.” Heck, the man is almost fifty-years old; and the Argentine woman that he was keeping company with has been identified as “Forty-Three Year Old Maria Belen Chapun,” a mother of two, and a divorcee.

Someone experiencing a mid-life crisis would seek out a much younger woman. Sanford and his wife recently separated; and it is being reported that his wife knew of his relationship with Ms. Chapun. Mark Sanford says he and his wife are attempting to salvage their crumbling marriage.

I wish them well!

However, I would advise the Governor and his wife to seek out a qualified Psychologist, in order to work through their issues. Pastoral counseling may be great for somethings, but not this.  A good Clinical Psychologist could help the Sanfords get to the root of their various issues. Mark Sanford’s wife is angry at him. She is no doubt feeling less than a woman as well. After all, he sought out the services of someone else when he needed sex.

This will not be easy to resolve!

They aren’t going to work through their issues in two easy sessions. It has taken Mark Sanford this long to dig the hole that he has dug; so it stands to reason that it will take time for him and his wife to process all of the important issues that lead to this mess!

By the way, the other woman is still in the picture; believe me. Have you read some of the e-mails that the two shared? My God, when will these idiots learn, “Do Not Use Your Computer To Send Love Letters To Your Mistress.”

One of Sanford’s e-mails to Maria said:

” You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself(or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light”

America, this has nothing to do with love; it is plain old “Lust,” it is as simple as that. Mark Sanford isn’t the first man to fall because of the beauty of a woman. And he certainly will not be the last.

I will leave you with this thought. When you cheat on your wife or husband. It doesn’t just affect the two of you or the children. No Sir!

You bring into your affair, your mother, father, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends, and so forth.

If you are a high profiled politician, let this be a lesson to you. This is not 1940. We are living in a day and age, where if you cheat on your spouse, it is just a matter of time before the world finds out.

Right, Mark Sanford and John Edwards?

 

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