Dennis Prager: Can an accused playboy serve as champion for the pious?

Playboy model Karen McDougal seeks to break her contract of confidentiality
"Trump, Adultery, Morality" by Dennis Prager, Town Hall - Opinion, 3/27/18
"I have considerably more moral contempt for the media's and the left's obsession with Stormy Daniels than I do for Donald Trump for his alleged night of sinful sex with her. That "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper and many in our country found it acceptable to ask a woman, "Did he use a condom?" on national TV is a far graver reflection of America's moral malaise than a man having a one-night affair 12 years ago.
Gloria Allred and Summer Zervos, a former "TheApprentice"
contestant accused Donald Trump of defamation in Jan '17

It should be clear that this whole preoccupation with Trump's past sex life has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with humiliating Trump -- and, thereby, hopefully weakening the Trump presidency -- the raison d'etre of the media since he was elected. Here's one proof: The media rightly celebrate, as we all do, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the moral greats of the 20th century despite reports of his having committed adultery on numerous occasions."

Following one of his appearances at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville in March, we asked Dennis Prager how religious voters could trust our leaders targeted by opposition's campaign of challenges over propriety and dalliances?



"And, by the way, if sexual infidelity invalidates the character and, therefore, the worthiness of a politician, why doesn't it invalidate the character and worthiness of an editor at The New York Times or The Washington Post? Why aren't their sex lives investigated? They have, after all, more influence than almost any politician. 


Women who have accused ex-Pres. Bill Clinton of sexual abuse: Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willey

So, dear anti-Trump conservatives, please tone down the moral horror at Donald Trump's character, and the suggestions that it overshadows the good he has done and continues to do for America and the world. 



The fact is it is none of my business and none of my concern whether a politician ever had an extramarital affair. To cite just one of many examples, a president's attitude toward the genocide-advocating Islamic tyrants in Tehran is incomparably more morally significant. That is just one of many reasons -- on moral grounds alone -- I far prefer the current president to the faithful-to-his-wife previous president."  Read more.

Dennis Prager will address the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington on July 23-24, 2018.

 

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