One of these things is not like the other … except where they are

So, Republican Christine O’Donnell is a crackpot because she said that masturbation is lust outside of marriage, and that is equivalent to adultery?

What she actually said was:

“Lust in your heart is committing adultery, and you can’t masturbate without lust.”

Ever heard that part about lust and adultery before?

Sure you have. There is this little book called The Bible. Maybe you’re familiar with it?

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

— Matthew 5:27-28

Then again, if you only know what you read in the newspapers or hear on the TV, you might have missed that.

Jimmy Carter in Playboy Magazine

Unless you remember the 1976 presidential election, when the Democrat nominee, Jimmy Carter, told Playboy magazine the same thing about lust and adultery:

“The Bible says, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery.’ Christ said, I tell you that anyone who looks on a woman with lust has in his heart already committed adultery. I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times…”

Now, Carter did catch a lot of crap about that interview. Part was because he gave the interview to Playboy. Part because of what he said about lust and adultery.

He was the butt of jokes at the time. But, it didn’t cost him the election. It actually helped him in the Bible Belt. The Playboy part didn’t; the Bible quote did.

Will O’Donnell be hurt by the talk about masturbation, lust, and adultery? I don’t know.

Is the media treating her fairly over it?

Well, I haven’t seen any media outlet approach Jimmy Carter for a comment on O’Donnell. That silence says a lot.

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  1. What? The mainstream media might be harsh on a female republican running for office – and unfairly so? The heck you say.

    I don’t care if she says that cows say ‘woof woof’, runs around her house naked baying at the moon, and sometimes quacks like a duck during interviews; I’d still take her over a Dem.

    [Actually, I’d kind of like it if she did that. Mmmm. Yep. – B.]


  2. Well, let’s review.

    1) She’s running against a self-professed Marxist wack-job.

    2) Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charles Rangel, Barney Frank, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer and Barack Obama were all elected to office, yet we’re seriously going to question whether Christine O’Donnell is too far out there to get elected? Umm…are you kidding?


  3. Son of Bob, you took the words out of my mouth. Good one, Basil. And with the Mr. Peanut all over the news, curious no one has asked him about this.

    No one has asked Obama about this. He would have to see what his koran says about it.


  4. My favorite part of what I heard her say was and I have to paraphrase because I don’t have a copy of it here in front of me…..that say you’re with someone and they know and can satisfy themselves, all by themselves, what exactly are you there for? After all that particular activity is a rather selfish one, no need for sharing, caring or intimacy between partners, which is not why the activity as ordained in the first place. (See Bible references above)

    Sounds like someone who can think logically and articulate their position. Of course today common sense is so uncommon as to be almost unrecognizable.


  5. O’Donnell: “We need to address sexuality with young people. And masturbation is part of sexuality. But it is important to discuss this from a moral point of view.”

    Mainstream Media: “She said Butt! Heh Heh. Heh heh heh. Butt! Heh heh.”


  6. Who is this “Will O’Donnell” person??? I thought her name was Christine.

    Liberals are just mad all the cute girls are republicans. Oh I forgot I am supposed to say Michelle Obama is hot. Er well not quite. She is a sight for sore eyes.



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