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[FPN] – In 2011, USA Today Faith & Reason writer Cathy Lynn Grossman addressed Family Policy Network’s call for U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to resign for moral indiscretions, now that Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has left Congress for lesser moral transgressions.

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“Twit for tat? Sen. Vitter should quit like Weiner, Christian group says” – June 22, 2011


A conservative group wants Sen. David Vitter, R-La, to quit Congress for his sins like Twitter-sexter Anthony Weiner has gone off in disgrace.

Unlike ex-Rep. Weiner, who sent unseemly pictures and texts to strangers, Vitter had actual sex-for-money with call-girls in 2007 and admitted his “serious sin.”

Now Jonathan Tilove of the Times-Picayune reports that Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, a Christian conservative group in Virginia, wants Vitter out as well. According to Tilove’s story from Religion News Service, a policy analyst on the Network site writes:

The public’s perception of Vitter as a sleazy, hypocritical Christian only served to tarnish the name of Christ among unbelievers.

Glover tells Tilove:

There are a lot of people that I think are committing outright hypocrisy and are forced to do so as long as he (Vitter) remains in office. I don’t think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate.

Wonder what would happen if all the sexual sinners fessed up and abandoned their posts in shame. There might be more empty desks than if Harold Camping’s rapture prediction had come true on May 21, lifting all the righteous to heaven.

DO YOU THINK … Vitter should resign? Does he get points for not lying the way Weiner did? Is that our standard now for politicians: Sex OK, lying not OK?

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