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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 10:25AM #1
Jcarlinbn
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www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/01/scott-...

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) told a radio host that God has forgiven him for past sins including advocating abortions for his wife and for his girlfriend.  

Would God do such a thing?

Should anybody else forgive him? 
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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 11:32AM #2
IreneAdler
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Sorry, there’s no forgiving a jacka$$.  Given what the article says, he seems to be a hypocrite. I would hope he would use his experiences to better understand the circumstances surrounding the decision to have an abortion. Instead, this guy boasts that he’s forgiven, enjoyed the convenience of terminating pregnancies that occurred at an inopportune time, and retains a pro-life stance.  He’s certainly free to espouse any stance he wishes, but to tout this forgiveness stuff – such arrogance.


 


 


BTW, how does someone know when God has forgiven him/her? Does a note come in the mail? A phone call from heaven?  Wishful thinking? I’ve always been curious about this.


 


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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 11:52AM #3
farragut
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Maybe he got a note in his Gmail.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 11:56AM #4
IreneAdler
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Dec 2, 2012 -- 11:52AM, farragut wrote:


Maybe he got a note in his Gmail.





Wow!  Guess that means there's no forgiving those who are not computer literate.


 


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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 12:31PM #5
mountain_man
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This just proves what many have said before; those going around yelling anti-abortion all over the place sing a different tune when it comes to their own lives. They have a word for that; hypocrite.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 12:50PM #6
karbie
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So, it was okay for him to talk women into aborting pregnancies he found inconvenient, but he's Pro-Life if someone was raped or just didn't happen to be carrying his sperm.


Now God has forgiven him...after all, it's fine to spray when he's done it.


If he wants to be so Pro-Life, he might consider a vasectomy or at least covering Precious up.  I wonder if his God has also forgiven those women for having those abortions. He's only claiming forgiveness for himself.


We can pray for forgiveness, but we usually don't get direct notification. If he can, he should enter some Sweepstakes because it has to be easier for the Prize Patrol to send a messenger to your door than having a Celestial one show up unless you are going to be a Saint, a prophet, or pregnant.


But that's just me.



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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 1:12PM #7
Fodaoson
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Dec 2, 2012 -- 12:31PM, mountain_man wrote:


This just proves what many have said before; those going around yelling anti-abortion all over the place sing a different tune when it comes to their own lives. They have a word for that; hypocrite.




 This is another place where I agree with MM and have so posted.  I have personally and professionally  known of several incidents where “anti-abortion”  ended when the “aa” was personally  involved . 

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 02, 2012 - 1:54PM #8
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Dec 2, 2012 -- 12:50PM, karbie wrote:


So, it was okay for him to talk women into aborting pregnancies he found inconvenient, but he's Pro-Life if someone was raped or just didn't happen to be carrying his sperm.


Now God has forgiven him...after all, it's fine to spray when he's done it.


If he wants to be so Pro-Life, he might consider a vasectomy or at least covering Precious up.  I wonder if his God has also forgiven those women for having those abortions. He's only claiming forgiveness for himself.


We can pray for forgiveness, but we usually don't get direct notification. If he can, he should enter some Sweepstakes because it has to be easier for the Prize Patrol to send a messenger to your door than having a Celestial one show up unless you are going to be a Saint, a prophet, or pregnant.


But that's just me.






Karbie:


So well said I can't even think of anything else to add.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 03, 2012 - 10:09AM #9
Girlchristian
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1st, the abortions were in his past so it's conceivable that he has since changed his position on abortion (maybe even because of the abortions his wife had) as many of us change our viewpoints over time.


2nd, if one is a Christian, then one knows that God forgives all those who ask so this man is correct in saying that he's forgiven, if he's asked for forgiveness.


3rd, one would hope that since his wife did have abortions then he would be a little more compassionate at least in regards to exceptions, but that doesn't yet seem to be the case.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 03, 2012 - 10:12AM #10
mytmouse57
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We all need forgiveness at some point.


I'm not sure we need to talk about it on the radio, though. 

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