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Mark Sanford is not King David

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 2, 2009 | 3:58 pm

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who for some reason thinks it’s God’s will that adulterers pray together, said he was not going to resign from office because of his indiscretions. That, he decided, was another mandate from God. After all, look how bad King David screwed up—and yet God used him for amazing things.

Well, governor, you’re no king. And though you may think awfully highly of yourself, you’re not a character from the Bible either.

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